As the Special Assistant to the Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), Allison Mandich organizes activities for the director, handles high-level communication on his behalf, and administers materials for the director's speaking engagements. She is responsible for planning and enacting special projects and meetings for NHGRI, as well as managing relationships with other NIH institutes and outside organizations.
Previously, Ms. Mandich was the Coordinator of Outreach and Development and a program manager at the NIH Chemical Genomics Center (NCGC), working with representatives from rare disease foundations and other outside organizations to develop collaborations in the field of chemical genomics. While at NCGC, she directed grant operations and served as project manager for the NCGC's Molecular Libraries Program grant, as well as managing reporting efforts for NCGC and the Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases (TRND) program. Prior to her position at the NCGC, she served as a science writer at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, and a scientific program analyst in the Extramural Division of the National Human Genome Research Institute, where she concentrated on programs in sequencing technology development, nanotechnology, bioengineering, functional genomics, genetic variation, and the ethical, legal and social implications of genomics research.Ms. Mandich received the NIH Director's Award in 2003 for her work in developing and initiating the HapMap Project. She earned a Bachelor's degree in biology from Providence College in 2001, and a Masters degree in biochemistry and molecular biology with a specialization in biotechnology from Georgetown University in 2002.
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Posted: March 28, 2012