Crina Frincu, Ph.D., is a program director in the Research Advancement Programs Branch in the
Division for Research Capacity Building, where she oversees the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Phase 3 initiative and manages grants for the COBRE, IDeA Clinical and Translational Research Network (CTRN, formerly IDeA-CTR), and Support for Research Excellence (SuRE) programs.
Prior to joining NIGMS, Frincu served as the scientific initiative management officer at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. She previously served as a scientific review officer at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and a clinical research program specialist at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Frincu earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Bucharest, a joint master’s degree from Université de Provence and University of Bucharest, and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Georgetown University. She was a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellow at the National Academy of Sciences and conducted postdoctoral research at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
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