Dr. Nina Schor appointed as the NIH Acting Deputy Director for Intramural Research

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Dr. Nina Schor, Deputy Director, NINDS
Nina F. Schor, M.D., Ph.D.

Today NIH Acting Director Dr. Lawrence Tabak announced the selection of Nina F. Schor, M.D., Ph.D., as the new NIH Acting Deputy Director for Intramural Research (DDIR). She will replace Michael M. Gottesman, M.D., who served as NIH DDIR for the past 29 years.

As Acting DDIR, Dr. Schor will lead the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP) and facilitate coordination and collaboration among the 24 NIH institutes and centers that are a part of NIH’s distinct research community.

Dr. Schor joined NIH in January 2018 as Deputy Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), where she also became Acting Scientific Director in 2021. Prior to joining NIH, Dr. Schor worked at the University of Rochester where she held the positions of Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Pediatrician-in-Chief of the Golisano Children’s Hospital for nearly 12 years. Prior to that, she spent 20 years at the University of Pittsburgh, eventually becoming Associate Dean for Medical Student Research and Chief of the Division of Child Neurology in the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology. Dr. Schor holds a Ph.D. in medical biochemistry from Rockefeller University and an M.D. from Cornell University Medical College.

Dr. Schor will begin her new role as Acting DDIR on August 1, 2022. You can read more about her in the statement on the NIH Director’s page.