Biographical Sketch: Sydella Blatch, Ph.D.

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Sydella Blatch, Ph.D., is a program director in the Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity (TWD). She manages the Maximizing Access to Research Careers, Bridges to the Doctorate, and the Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (G-RISE) programs, predoctoral research training grants in the Biobehavioral Interface (T32), and the Research on Interventions grant portfolio. She also manages the NIH Diversity Program Consortium’s Sponsored Programs Administration Development (SPAD) program, and co-manages the Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) initiative.

Prior to joining TWD, Blatch worked as a program manager in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease’s Office of Research Training and Development, as director of professional development for the American Society for Cell Biology, and was an associate professor of biology at Stevenson University.

Blatch earned a B.S. in biological sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Ph.D. in biology from Arizona State University. She conducted postdoctoral studies at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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