Biographical Sketch: Kyungsook Gartrell, Ph.D.

Kyungsook Gartrell, R.N., Ph.D., is a program director in the Division for Research Capacity Building, where she manages grants for the Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH), the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE),​ and Support for Research Excellence (SuRE) programs.

Before joining NIGMS, she was an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Gartrell earned a B.S. and Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Maryland and conducted postdoctoral research in biomedical informatics at the National Library of Medicine.

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