Bernard Talbot is a medical officer in the NCATS Division of Clinical Innovation, where he oversees multimillion-dollar Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program grants. He joined NIH in 1970 and went on to serve as a special assistant to the NIH Director and as deputy director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. In 1987, he became a program officer at the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), where he oversaw General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) grants.
Talbot received a B.A. from Columbia College in 1958, an M.D. from Columbia University in 1962 and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1967. He did postdoctoral work at MIT and the University of Rome in Italy.
Talbot is excited about participating in the continuing evolution of the CTSA Program. He has remained an enthusiastic program officer through numerous changes, as the GCRC program became the CTSA Program, the CTSA Program moved from NCRR to NCATS, and NCATS began to modify the CTSA Program in response to an Institute of Medicine report.