Ramsey-Ewing Joins NCATS as OGMSR Director

On Sept. 20, 2015, Anna L. Ramsey-Ewing, Ph.D., joined NCATS as director of the Office of Grants Management and Scientific Review (OGMSR). She previously was the Office of Extramural Research Policy and Operations director at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Ramsey-Ewing began her NIH career in 1991 as a research fellow at NIAID, and she later became a Fellows Award for Research Excellence recipient and senior staff fellow in NIAID’s Laboratory of Viral Diseases. She subsequently served as NIAID’s associate director for extramural science policy within the Division of Extramural Activities (DEA). In that role, Ramsey-Ewing was responsible for policy development and integration as well as dissemination and staff training in all facets of extramural policies and procedures. Her other DEA roles included serving as a special assistant to the DEA director and as a scientific review officer (SRO); as part of the latter role, she was instrumental in setting up a formal SRO training program.

"Anna’s extensive and impressive track record of effective leadership and expertise in laboratory science and in NIH extramural activities make her the ideal person to lead NCATS’ OGMSR," said NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin, M.D. "I look forward to working with her to fund resources and projects that catalyze innovation in translational science and operations and get more treatments to more patients more quickly."

Ramsey-Ewing has been recognized for her work multiple times, including with NIH Director’s Awards and NIAID Merit Awards. She has served on many key NIH committees that have, among other endeavors, helped to build consensus, mitigate risks and advance consensus on topics including investigator-initiated clinical trials, human subjects protections, vertebrate animal welfare, and biosafety and security. She has completed numerous NIH continuing education programs and courses, including the prestigious NIH Executive Leadership Program.

"I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with the talented and dedicated OGMSR team at NCATS to provide grants management, scientific review and conference management services that bolster the Center’s efforts to develop, demonstrate and disseminate innovations in the translational research process," Ramsey-Ewing said.

The co-author of numerous scientific publications, Ramsey-Ewing earned her Ph.D. in medical microbiology and immunology from the University of Florida College of Medicine and her B.S. in microbiology from the University of Miami.


Posted October 2015