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Stephanie Fertig, MBA

Director, NINDS Small Business Programs in the Office of Translational Research

Stephanie J. Fertig is the Director, NINDS Small Business Programs in the Office of Translational Research at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Ms. Fertig manages both the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which are congressionally mandated set-aside programs specifically for small business concerns. Prior to her position in the Office of Translational Research, she was a member of the Repair and Plasticity cluster in the NINDS Division of Extramural Research. Before coming to NINDS, Ms. Fertig worked as a researcher in the Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington D.C. Ms. Fertig has a B.S. degree in Chemistry with a major in Physics from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

My Sessions

Lunch – SBIR/STTR Peer Review Mock Study Section

Coronado Room

This session will be led by the NIH Center for Scientific Review, the SBIR/STTR Peer Review Mock Study Section will give you a chance to see a small business peer review study section meeting in action.  You will hear frequent questions asked by reviewers and learn mistakes that small business applicants often make.  This session […]

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Advice to Applicants from Program Staff: Making the Most of the Conference

Coronado Room

NIH and CDC Program Staff provide important tips for applicants looking to apply to the SBIR/STTR programs. Come for an interactive session of honest advice and “myth-busting” straight from the source. Perfect for those new to NIH and the conference!

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New NIH Initiatives: AD/ADRD, BRAIN & HEAL

Coronado Room

NIH has a number of new initiatives focused on specific areas in neurology, including research in Alzheimer’s Disease, pain and opioid addition, as well as new technologies for researchers.  Come hear about the Alzheimer’s Disease and AD-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD), Helping to End Addition Long-term (HEAL) Initiatives, and Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN).

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