Division of Genomic Medicine

The Division of Genomic Medicine promotes the institute's efforts to advance the application of genomics to medical science and clinical care.

Overview

The division plans, directs and facilitates multi-disciplinary research to identify genetic contributions to human health and to advance approaches for the use of genomic data to improve diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease; through research grants, research training grants, and contracts. The division also:

  • Determines program priorities in genomic medicine and related areas and recommends funding levels.  
  • Assesses needs for research and research training in genomic medicine and related areas.  
  • Prepares reports and analyses to assist Institute staff and advisory groups in carrying out their responsibilities.  
  • Collaborates with the other NHGRI extramural research divisions to establish a balance of resources, personnel, and research and training budgets to achieve NHGRI goals.  
  • Provides expert advice to the director of NHGRI on various aspects of genomic medicine.  
  • Collaborates with the other NHGRI divisions, other National Institutes of Health Institutes and Centers (ICs), and other agencies and entities, national and internationally and maintains an awareness of research efforts in relevant program areas.

Research Programs

Many Division of Genomic Medicine programs have working groups with similar research topics and missions. Division staff has created a matrix of research topics across programs to promote the sharing of ideas between these working groups.

Genomic Medicine Activities

Other Meetings and Workshops

Funding Opportunities

  • The Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Genomic Risk Assessment and Management Network – Coordinating Center (U01 Clinical Trial Required)
    RFA-HG-19-015
    Application Due Date(s): August 2, 2019
    Expiration Date: August 3, 2019

     
  • The Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Genomic Risk Assessment and Management Network – Enhanced Diversity Clinical Sites (U01 Clinical Trial Required)
    RFA-HG-19-014
    Application Due Date(s): August 2, 2019
    Expiration Date: August 3, 2019

     
  • The Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Genomic Risk Assessment and Management Network – Clinical Sites(U01 Clinical Trial Required) 
    RFA-HG-19-013
    Application Due Date(s): August 2, 2019
    Expiration Date: August 3, 2019

     
  • PAR-19-274 Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    Expiration Date: May 8, 2022
     
  • PAR-19-275 Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
    Posted Date: May 8, 2019
     
  • PAR-19-276 Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    Posted Date: May 8, 2019
     
  • NOT-MD-19-023 Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements to Enhance Inclusion of Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Populations in Minority Health and Health Disparities Research
    Release Date: May 8, 2019
     
  • NOT-HG-19-020 Notice Announcing the National Human Genome Research Institute's Genomics in Medicine and Health Strategic Planning Workshop
    Release Date: April 17, 2019
  • NOT-HG-19-019 Notice of Availability of Administrative Supplements for Short-term Research Career Enhancement in Genomics for Experienced Investigators
    Release Date: March 28, 2019

  • NOT-HG-19-018 Notice of Change in the Number of Trainee Slots on NHGRI T32 Postdoctoral Training Program in Genomic Medicine Research
    Release Date: March 5, 2019

  • NOT-HG-19-017 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Fellowship for Students at Institutions without NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (Parent F30)
    Release Date: March 5, 2019

  • NOT-HG-19-016 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Fellowship for Students at Institutions with NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (Parent F30)
    Release Date: March 4, 2019

  • PA-19-188 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32)
    Posted Date: Feb 22, 2019

  • PA-19-195 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31)
    Posted Date: Feb 22, 2019

  • PA-19-196 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31)
    Posted Date: Feb 22, 2019
  • PAR-19-185 Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics: Courses (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    Due Date: May 25, 2019

  • NOT-HG-19-010 Notice to Encourage Eligible NHGRI Awardees to Apply for PA-18-906 "Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research"
    Release Date: December 19, 2018

  • PA-18-372 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08 - Independent Clinical Trial Required)
    Open Date: January 12, 2018

  • PA-18-373 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    Open Date: January 12, 2018

  • PA-18-867 Novel Approaches for Relating Genetic Variation to Function and Disease (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    Open Date (Earliest Submission Date): September 16, 2018
    Expiration Date: July 17, 2021
     
  • PA-18-868 Novel Approaches for Relating Genetic Variation to Function and Disease (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    Open Date (Earliest Submission Date): September 5, 2018
    Expiration Date: July 6, 2021
  • RFA-HG-18-006 Genomic Innovator Award (R35 Clinical Trial Optional)
    Application Due Date(s): September 30, 2018; October 30, 2018; October 30, 2019; October 30, 2020
    Expiration Date: October 31, 2020

  • PAR-18-735 Investigator-Initiated Genomic Medicine Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    Application Due Date(s): June 20, 2018; October 19, 2018; June 20, 2019; October 21, 2019; June 19, 2020; October 20, 2020
    Expiration Date: January 23, 2021

  • PAR-18-736 Investigator-Initiated Genomic Medicine Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
    Application Due Date(s): June 20, 2018; October 19, 2018; June 20, 2019; October 21, 2019; June 19, 2020; October 20, 2020
    Expiration Date: January 23, 2021

  • NOT-HG-15-014 Notice of Pre-Application Webinar for PA-14-015 "Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (Parent T32)" Related to the Creation of New NHGRI Postdoctoral Training Programs in Genomic Medicine Research
    Release Date: February 5, 2015

Expired Funding Opportunities

2017

  • RFA-RM-17-015 Metabolomics Core for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) Phase II (U01)
    Release Date: August 15, 2017

  • RFA-RM-17-016 Sequencing Core(s) for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) Phase II (U01)
    Release Date: August 15, 2017
  • RFA-RM-17-017 Model Organisms Screening Center for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) Phase II (U54)
    Release Date: August 15, 2017

  • RFA-RM-17-018 Coordinating Center for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) Phase II (U01)
     
  • RFA-RM-17-019 Clinical Sites for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) Phase II (U01)
    Release Date: August 15, 2017
     
  • RFA-HG-17-011 The NHGRI Genomic Data Science Analysis, Visualization, and Informatics Lab-space (AnVIL) (U24)
    Application Due Date(s): November 9, 2017
    Expiration Date: November 10, 2017
  • NOT-HG-17-014 Notice of Applicant Information Webinar and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for NHGRI IGNITE II RFAs: RFA-HG-17-008, RFA-HG-17-009 and RFA-HG-17-010
     
  • RFA-HG-17-008 Implementing Genomics in Practice (IGNITE) II: Pragmatic Clinical Trials - Clinical Groups (U01) 
    Application Due Date(s): November 3, 2017
    Expiration Date: November 4, 2017

     
  • RFA-HG-17-009 Implementing Genomics in Practice (IGNITE) II: Pragmatic Clinical Trials -Enhanced Diversity Clinical Groups (U01)
    Application Due Date(s): November 3, 2017
    Expiration Date: November 4, 2017

     
  • RFA-HG-17-010 Implementing Genomics in Practice (IGNITE) II: Pragmatic Clinical Trials -Coordinating Center (U01)
    Application Due Date(s): November 3, 2017
    Expiration Date: November 4, 2017

2016

  • RFA-HG-16-010 Clinical Sequencing Evidence-Generating Research (CSER2) - Clinical Sites (U01)

    • NOT-HG-16-021 Notice Announcing Pre-application Information Webinar for Clinical Sequencing Evidence-generating Research (CSER2) Requests For Applications (RFAs) and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding Clinical Sequencing Funding Opportunities
      Release Date: May 6, 2016
       
  • RFA-HG-16-011 Clinical Sequencing Evidence-Generating Research (CSER2) - Clinical Sites with Enhanced Diversity (U01)
    Release Date: May 6, 2016
     
  • RFA-HG-16-012 Clinical Sequencing Evidence-Generating Research (CSER2) - Coordinating Center (U24)
    Release Date: May 6, 2016
     
  • PAR-16-209 Investigator-Initiated Clinical Sequencing Research (R01) 
    Release Date: April 19, 2016
  • PAR-16-274 Serious Adverse Drug Reaction Research (R21) 
    Release Date: May 19, 2016

  • PAR-16-275 Serious Adverse Drug Reaction Research (R01) 
    Release Date: May 19, 2016

  • PAR-16-435 Genomics of HIV/AIDS Drug Response and Co-Morbidities (R01) 
    Release Date: September 16, 2016

2015

  • NOT-HG-15-014 Notice of Pre-Application Webinar for PA-14-015 "Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (Parent T32)" Related to the Creation of New NHGRI Postdoctoral Training Programs in Genomic Medicine Research
    Release Date: February 5, 2015

2014

  • NOT-HG-14-017 Notice of NHGRI Participation in PA-14-015 "Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (Parent T32)" and Creation of New NHGRI Postdoctoral Training Programs in Genomic Medicine Research 
    Release Date: January 10, 2014
     
  • RFA-HG-14-025 The Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network, Phase III - Study Investigators (U01)
    Release Date: July 9, 2014
     
  • RFA-HG-14-026 The Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network, Phase III - Coordinating Center (U01)
    Release Date: July 17, 2014
     
  • RFA-HG-14-027 The Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network, Phase III - Central Genome Sequencing and Genotyping Facility (U01)
    Release Date: July 17, 2014
     

2013

  • RFA-HD-13-010 Genomic Sequencing and Newborn Screening Disorders (U19)
    Release Date: August 9, 2012

2012

2011

  • NOT-HG-11-021 Notice of the National Human Genome Research Institute's Interest in Receiving Applications to Analyze and Develop Methods for X Chromosome Genome-wide Association (GWA) Data
    Release Date: June 1, 2011
     
  • NOT-HG-11-009 Notice of Amendment and Re-issuance of Administrative Supplements for the Addition of Standard Measures to Population-based Genomic Research: The PhenX Toolkit
    Release Date: January 21, 2011
     
  • RFA-HG-11-022 The Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network, Phase II - Pediatric Study Investigators (U01)
    Release Date: July 6, 2011

2010

  • PAR-11-032 Methods and Approaches for Detection of Gene-Environment Interactions in Human Disease (R21)
    Release Date: November 12, 2010
     
  • NOT-HG-11-001 Notice of Availability of Administrative Supplements for the Addition of Standard Measures to Population-Based Genomic Research: The PhenX Toolkit
    Release Date: October 8, 2010
     
  • RFA HG-10-009 The Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network, Phase II - Study Investigators (U01)
    Release Date: July 16, 2010
     
  • RFA HG-10-010 The Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network, Phase II - Coordinating Center (U01)
    Release Date: July 16, 2010

2009

  • NOT-HG-08-013 Notice of Publication of FAQs Related to RFA-HG-08-004: Genome-wide Association Studies of Treatment Response in Randomized Clinical Trials - Study Investigators (U01) 
    Release Date: September 12, 2008
     
  • NOT-HG-08-012 Correction for RFA-HG-08-005: Genome-wide Association Studies of Treatment Response in Randomized Clinical Trials - Coordinating Center (U01)
    Release Date: September 12, 2008
     
  • NOT-OD-07-088 Policy for Sharing of Data Obtained in NIH Supported or Conducted Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS)
    Release Date: August 28, 2007
     
    • Developed following a public consultation process with interested stakeholders, the GWAS data-sharing policy will facilitate the research community's access to genotype-phenotype datasets from GWAS in a broad array of disease areas.
       
    • GWAS Oversight Structure
      A chart of the governance of data-release policy for GWAS

 

  • NOT-OD-08-013 Implementation Guidance and Instructions for Applicants: Policy for Sharing of Data Obtained in NIH-Supported or Conducted Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS)
    Release Date: November 16, 2007
     
  • RFA-HG-09-014 Comparing Design Approaches for Sequencing Disease-Associated Regions Found in Genome-Wide Association Studies (U01)
    Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): November 12, 2009; Application Receipt Date: December 11, 2009
     
  • RFA-HG-09-004 Follow-up Public Consultation to Inform the Design of a Possible Longitudinal Cohort Study of the Role of Genes and Environment in Health and Disease: Limited Competition (U01) 
    Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): January 3, 2009; Application Receipt Date: February 3, 2009
     
  • RFA-MH-09-120 Informing Systems Biology through Genetic Variation: The Genes, Environment and Health Initiative (R21)
    Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): December 14, 2008; Application Receipt Date: January 14, 2009

2008

  • NOT-CA-08-011 Administrative Supplements for Gene Identification Efforts: Replication and Fine-Mapping Studies for The Genes, Environment, and Health Initiative (GEI)
    Release Date: March 5, 2008
     
  • RFA-CA-09-003 Replication and Fine-Mapping Studies for the Genes, Environment, and Health Initiative (GEI) (R01)
    Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): October 24, 2008; Application Receipt Date: December 1, 2008
     
  • RFA-DK-08-003 Implementation Planning Grants for Educational, Behavioral, or Social Studies for Translation of Genetic Factors in Common Diseases (U34)
    Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): October 24, 2008; Application Receipt Date: November 25, 2008 
     
  • RFA-DK-08-004 Translation of Common Disease Genetics into Clinical Applications (R21) 
    Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): October 24, 2008; Application Receipt Date: November 25, 2008
     
  • RFA-HG-08-004 Genome-wide Association Studies of Treatment Response in Randomized Clinical Trials - Study Investigators (U01) 
    Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): October 13, 2008; Application Receipt Date: November 13, 2008
     
  • RFA-HG-08-005 Genome-wide Association Studies of Treatment Response in Randomized Clinical Trials - Coordinating Center (U01) 
    Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): October 13, 2008; Application Receipt Date: November 13, 2008
     
  • RFA-DA-09-003 Functional Characterization of Genetic Variants and Interactions: The Genes, Environment and Health Initiative (R21)
    Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): September 17, 2008; Application Due Date(s): October 17, 2008
     
  • RFA-DA-09-004 Functional Characterization of Genetic Variants and Interactions: The Genes, Environment and Health Initiative (R03) 
    Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): September 17, 2008; Application Due Date(s): October 17, 2008
     

2007

  • RFA-HG-07-005 Genome-Wide Studies in Biorepositories with Electronic Medical Record Data (U01)
     
  • RFA-HG-07-006 High-Priority Phenotype and Exposure Measures for Cross-Study Analysis in Genome-Wide Association Studies (U01)
     
  • RFA-HG-07-012 Genome-wide Association Studies in the Genes, Environment, and Health Initiative - Study Investigators (U01) (re-issue of RFA-HG-06-033)
     
  • RFA-HG-07-014 Epidemiologic Investigation of Putative Causal Genetic Variants-Study Investigators (U01)
     
  • RFA-HG-07-015 Epidemiologic Investigation of Putative Causal Genetic Variants-Coordinating Center (U01)

    NOT-LM-07-001 Genotype and Phenotype Data Now Available from dbGaP Database; Request Process Involves New Procedures for Principal Investigators and Signing Officials
     
  • NOT-HG-08-001 Notice of Publication of FAQs Related to RFA-HG-07-014: Epidemiologic Investigation of Putative Causal Genetic Variants-Study Investigators (U01)
    Release Date: October 16, 2007
     
  • NOT-HG-07-026 Notice to Allow Resubmissions to RFA-HG-07-012: Genome-wide Association Studies in the Genes, Environment, and Health Initiative - Study Investigators (U01)
     
  • NOT-OD-07-066 Notice of Availability of the Data Access Request System for the Genetic Association Information Network (GAIN)

2006

Division Staff

Leadership

Teri Manolio, M.D., Ph.D.
Teri Manolio, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Director
  • Division of Genomic Medicine

Program Directors

Heather Colley
Heather A. Colley, M.S.
  • Program Director
  • Division of Genomic Medicine
Jyoti Dayal, M.S.
Jyoti G. Dayal, M.S.
  • Program Director
  • Division of Genomic Medicine
Lucia Hindorff, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Lucia Hindorff, Ph.D., M.P.H.
  • Epidemiologist
  • Division of Genomic Medicine
Rongling Li
Rongling Li, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
  • Epidemiologist and Program Director
  • Division of Genomic Medicine
Ebony B. Madden, Ph.D.
Ebony B. Madden, Ph.D.
  • Program Director
  • Division of Genomic Medicine
Erin M. Ramos, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Erin M. Ramos, Ph.D., M.P.H.
  • Program Director
  • Division of Genomic Medicine
Robb Rowley
Robb Rowley, M.D.
  • Program Director
  • Division of Genomic Medicine
Heidi J. Sofia, Ph.D.
Heidi J. Sofia, Ph.D.
  • Program Director
  • Division of Genomic Medicine
Simona Volpi, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Simona Volpi, Ph.D.
  • Program Director
  • Division of Genomic Medicine
Ken Wiley, Jr., Ph.D.
Ken Wiley Jr, Ph.D.
  • Program Director
  • Division of Genomic Medicine
Anastasia L. Wise, Ph.D.
Anastasia L. Wise, Ph.D.
  • Program Director
  • Division of Genomic Medicine

Consultant

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John Mulvihill
  • Medical Genetics Consultant
  • Division of Genomic Medicine

Program Staff

Chang
Christine Q. Chang
  • Scientific Program Coordinator
  • Division of Genomic Medicine
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Gabriel F. Batzli
  • Scientific Program Analyst
  • Division of Genomic Medicine
Sheethal Jose
Sheethal Jose
  • Scientific Program Analyst
  • Division of Genomic Medicine
Cecelia Tamburro
Cecelia P. Tamburro
  • Scientific Program Analyst
  • Division of Genomic Medicine
Joanna C. Chau
Joanna C. Chau
  • Scientific Program Analyst
  • Division of Genomic Medicine
Natalie Pino
Natalie Pino
  • Scientific Program Analyst
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Carmen Demetriou
Carmen M. Demetriou
  • Scientific Program Assistant
  • Division of Genomic Medicine
Robert Fullem
Robert L. Fullem
  • Program Analyst
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Catherine Sillari
Catherine Sillari
  • Program Analyst
  • Division of Genomic Medicine
Michelle Cohen
Michelle R. Cohen
  • Program Analyst
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Peggy Hall
Peggy Hall
  • Program Analyst
  • Division of Genomic Medicine
Sylvia Garvey
Sylvia Garvey, M.P.H., C.P.H.
  • Program Specialist
  • Division of Genomic Medicine

Last updated: May 24, 2019