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Preparing Your First NIH Application
Emerald Nguyen, NIH

Attendees will receive an overview of the NIH application and funding process, advice on interacting with program officials, and information on behavioral and social science research funding opportunities.

Dr. Emerald T. Nguyen serves as a Social and Behavioral Science Administrator in the Population and Social Processes (PSP) Branch within the Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) at the National Institute on Aging (NIA). As a PSP Program Official, she primarily oversees NIA’s macro-social trends in aging portfolio. Prior to joining NIA, Dr. Nguyen was a Data Scientist in the Division of Data Integration, Modeling, and Analytics at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences where she conducted a range of analyses and evaluations of research training and career development programs. Dr. Nguyen is a former Congressional Fellow sponsored by the American Sociological Association. While in Congress, she worked on healthcare and immigration policy and legislation. Dr. Nguyen completed her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of California-Davis.