James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.

Deputy Director for Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives

Dr. James Anderson was appointed as the Deputy Director for Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, and Director of the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, on September 27, 2010. Prior to joining NIH, Dr. Anderson was Professor and Chair of the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a position he held since 2002. Before his appointment at Chapel Hill, he was Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology and Chief, Section of Digestive Diseases, at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Anderson has extensive clinical experience in both Internal Medicine and Hepatology, and he is considered among the top authorities in the world in his primary research field of tight junctions and paracellular transport. Dr. Anderson will continue his research of the paracellular barrier in a laboratory located in the intramural research program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. He has been a principal investigator on NIH grants for almost twenty years. With experience in clinical medicine, in academic research, and in administration, Dr. Anderson has a broad understanding of the biomedical research spectrum that will inform his work with the NIH community in evaluating, prioritizing, and coordinating a wide range of trans-NIH research opportunities. Dr. Anderson graduated from Yale University in 1974, received his Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University in 1979, and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1983.

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