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Dr. Franziska Grieder is the Director of the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), a program office within the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI). ORIP is dedicated to support research infrastructure and related research programs and coordinate NIH’s science education efforts. ORIP consists of the Division of Comparative Medicine, Division of Construction and Instruments and the Office of Science Education.
Dr. Grieder attended Veterinary School at the University of Zurich in Switzerland and subsequently earned both an MS and PhD degree in viral pathogenesis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a faculty member of the Medical School of the Uniformed Service University (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland, she led a laboratory conducting research studies evaluating early immune and neuroimmunological responses to Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis virus and taught in the medical and graduate schools. Dr. Grieder joined the NIH in 2000 as a program official in the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM). She was appointed Director of DCM in 2004, with responsibilities that include the management and oversight of the eight national primate research centers, primate breeding and resource-related projects, development of mammalian and non-mammalian animal model resources, pre- and post-doctoral training for veterinarians, and a variety of research projects.