Office of Communications and Public Liaison

The Office of Communications and Public Liaison (OCPL) communicates the goals and progress of NIGMS-supported research and training programs to the general public, the biomedical research community, and other audiences. It also provides information about NIGMS' mission, programs, and activities. Information products include announcements, blogs, and science education resources.

OCPL Staff

Stephanie Older 
Susan Athey 

Susan Athey
NIGMS Feedback Loop editor

Alisa Zapp Machalek 

Alisa Zapp Machalek
Biomedical Beat editor

Juli Rose 

Juli Rose
Social media strategist

Jennifer Sizemore 

Jennifer Sizemore
Press inquiries and content management lead

Our Resources

Biomedical Beat: A digest of short articles about NIGMS-funded research and scientists as well as images that help illustrate important biomedical concepts and advances

Feedback Loop: A blog intended primarily for current NIGMS grantees, applicants, and others in the scientific community who want to know the latest on funding opportunities, meetings, resources, and other useful information

Science Education Materials

Image and Video Gallery

News and Announcements

Follow Us on Social Media


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