Chief Scientific Officer and Scientific Director of the NIH Clinical Center

John I. Gallin, MD

John I. Gallin, MD, serves as the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) and the Scientific Director (SD) of the NIH Clinical Center. He is also NIH's Associate Director for Clinical Research in the Office of Clinical Research, Office of the Director. Dr. Gallin was the Director of the NIH Clinical Center from 1994-2017 and was the Scientific Director for intramural research activities at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) from 1985 to 1994. He was also the founding Chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Host Defenses and continues as Chief of the Clinical Pathophysiology Section which has become part of a new Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology.

The CSO/SD of the NIH Clinical Center provides scientific, programmatic, and administrative leadership for the ongoing research at the Clinical Center. The CSO/SD coordinates scientific activities, establishes priorities, and analyzes and evaluates progress. In addition, the CSO/SD oversees the research budget process of the Clinical Center and develops policies and procedures for the scientific review of all intramural clinical protocols, research funding opportunities, and the Clinical Center Board of Scientific Counselors.

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This page last updated on 04/11/2023

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