Karen U. Barnes, MS.

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Grants Management Specialist
Karen Barnes
Office of Research Operations and Analysis
Division of Extramural Activities
Grants Management
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Karen's professional interests include grants financial reporting, audit, clinical trial management, budget development, and analysis of grants management policies as they relate to NINDS extramural research programs. 

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Karen Barnes started her NIH career working for the National Institute for Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS) as a grants management specialist in 2019. Before joining NIH, Karen spent over 15 years managing grants, cooperative agreements and contracts to support research at non-profit organizations, local government agencies, and public universities. 

Karen earned a B.S in Accounting, M.S. in Accounting & IT, a Masters Certificate in Government Contracting, and is a Certified Research Administrator