The Office of the Director (OD) determines Institute programs, plans, and policies and provides management, program analysis, and scientific program reporting services to the Institute, as well as scientific leadership, policy guidance, and overall operational and administrative coordination.
The OD serves as the chief liaison with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) director, other components of of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), other federal agencies, Congress, professional societies, voluntary health organizations, and other public health groups. It also coordinates the activities of NIAID extramural and intramural divisions.
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Dr. Auchincloss has served as Principal Deputy Director of NIAID since joining NIH in 2006. In this role, he has played a key role in NIAID research planning and implementation activities, including helping to prepare and support a strategic vision for NIAID, and contributing to the management of NIAID’s extensive portfolio of basic, clinical, and applied research and product development activities.