Dr. Bettie Graham

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Associate Director, Division of Extramural Research 

Associate Director, Extramural Programs Branch 

Program Director, Education and Community 

Involvement Branch 

Dr. Graham provides leadership for all of National Human Genome Research Institute's (NHGRI) extramural training programs, especially for NHGRI’s Minority Action Plan, which aims to increase substantially the number of individuals from underrepresented groups conducting genomic research. Dr. Graham manages the review of proposed minority action plans from NHGRI grantees, and devises new approaches regarding training of underrepresented groups.

A program director for DER since 1989, she oversees the NHGRI Training and Career Development Program, the Small Business Innovation Research Program/Small Business Technology Transfer Program, and the Loan Repayment Program.  Dr. Graham is involved in the trans-NIH mouse initiative, as well as the scientific program management of grants related to mapping technology and the application of mass spectrometry to DNA and protein sequencing.  A seven time recipient of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Award, she received her Ph.D. in virology from Baylor College of Medicine.  She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Texas Southern University.

Last Updated: 1/17/13