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FDA Office of New Drug (OND) Research: Seeking Collaborators, Funding Opportunities Available

Date Fri, Nov 6
Time 1: 00 PM - 2: 30 PM
Location Online

Participants will be able to describe how FDA’s Office of New Drugs (OND) uses regulatory science research to address knowledge gaps that slow down or prevent new drug development. They will gain familiarity of research opportunities available to currently enrolled and recently graduated college students through the OND ORISE fellowship program. The learner will also become aware of two OND extramural research programs that have funding opportunities available for external collaborators.


  • Overview of OND’s regulatory science research portfolio.
  • Examples of how the Office uses funding to address knowledge gaps that prevent or slow down drug development.
  • Overview of FDA’s Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellowship Program.
  • Examples of opportunities, requirements for applicants, tips for how to find projects and apply for fellowships.
  • Overview of OND’s Combatting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB) Program.
  • Overview of OND’s 21st Century Cures Drug Development Tools Grant Program. 
  • Description of opportunities for collaborating, types of projects being solicited, and how to apply for funding. 
  • Location of websites where priority lists and funding opportunities are posted.


Overview of OND Research

Laura B. Jaeger, Ph.D.
Acting Associate Director, OND Research Program
Division of Biomedical Informatics, Research, and Biomarker Development (DBIRBD) | Office of Drug Evaluation Sciences (ODES) | Office of New Drugs (OND) | CDER | FDA

Research Fellowships at FDA

Michelle DeNamur
CDER Fellowship Liaison
Office of Translational Sciences | CDER | FDA

OND’s Congressionally Mandated Research Programs

Thushi Amini, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Research
Office of Infectious Diseases | OND | CDER | FDA

Christopher Leptak, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, CDER Biomarker Qualification Program
Office of New Drugs (OND) | CDER | FDA

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