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Presenting: NIH Deputy Director of Extramural Research, Sally Rockey
|Date:||Wednesday, February 20, 2013|
University of California, Irvine
|Title:||NIH and You|
|(Light refreshments will be provided.)|
About the speaker:
Sally J. Rockey
Dr. Sally Rockey is the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Deputy Director for Extramural Research, leading the extramural research activities of the agency. Her role is to oversee the development and implementation of the critical policies and guidelines central to the successful conduct of NIH supported biomedical research. Dr. Rockey works in close partnership with the biomedical research community around the world.
Dr. Rockey received her Ph.D. in Entomology from The Ohio State University, and has spent the majority of her career in the area of research administration and information technology. In 1986 she joined the US Department of Agriculture, soon becoming the Deputy Administrator of the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, overseeing the extramural grants program and portfolio. In 2002, she became the agency’s Chief Information Officer, applying her breadth of government knowledge to IT. In 2005, Dr. Rockey was appointed to the position of NIH Deputy Director of The Office of Extramural Research and brought her extensive experience in research administration to biomedical research. She assumed her current position as NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research in 2008.
Dr. Rockey leads or is active on a number of Federal committees related to science and research, Federal assistance, and electronic government. She works most closely with other Federal science and university administrators, small businesses, professional societies and the scientific communities. In 2012 Dr. Rockey co-led a groundbreaking effort on the biomedical workforce. Dr. Rockey is a skilled public speaker, giving countless presentations on extramural research priorities and policies, grantsmanship, the competitive peer review process, workforce, scientific integrity, and IT. She is the author of the widely read “Rock Talk” blog.
Along with her many professional accomplishments, like receiving the Presidential Rank Award in 2004, Dr. Rockey is an active member of the community and has numerous outside interests. She encouraged the science education of young children by giving presentations on insects to local elementary schools where she was known as the “Bug Doctor”, coordinated her local pool’s swim team, is an avid Bridge player, sings and plays guitar, and attends many rock concerts.