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Debra Babcock

Program Director, Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience
dbabcock@ninds.nih.gov
301-496-9964
dbabcock@ninds.nih.gov
301-496-9964
Division
Division of Neuroscience
Cluster Group
Systems & Cognitive Neuroscience
Areas of Interest
Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
Active Funding Initiatives

Dr. Debra Babcock joined the NINDS in 2005 as a Program Director in the Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience Cluster. Dr. Babcock received a B.A. in Behavioral Science from the University of Chicago. She subsequently earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from Rush University followed by a M.D. from the University of Illinois. Her Medical Internship was completed at Loyola University and her Residency in Neurology at the University of Chicago. Following residency, Dr. Babcock’s interests in neuronal death and calcium imaging lead her to fellowships at the University of Chicago and at Washington University at St. Louis. While at Washington University, she also received fellowship training in Movement Disorders. After leaving Washington University, Dr. Babcock joined NIMH in 2001 as Program Director of the Neural Systems Psychopathology Program; in 2004, she took on additional responsibility as Acting Branch Chief of the Experimental Therapeutics Branch. She then moved to the NINDS where she is responsible for overseeing a research grant portfolio that focuses on basic and translational aspects of cognition and neuroimaging relevant to neurological disorders. In addition to her Program responsibilities, Dr. Babcock also serves as a staff Neurologist at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.