Division for Research Capacity Building at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health
W. Fred Taylor, Ph.D. is the Acting Director of the Division for Research Capacity Building at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health. He oversees the Institute’s capacity-building programs, which include the Institutional Development Award Program (IDeA), the Support of Competitive Research Program (SCORE), the Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) and the Science Education Partnerships Award Program (SEPA). Dr. Taylor joined the NIGMS in 2011 from the former National Center for Research Resources, where he was a health scientist administrator for 11 years, during which time he Directed and helped guide the growth of the IDeA program. Before coming to NIH, he was the Director of the Hyperbaric Environmental Adaptation Program and Deputy Director of the Thermal Stress Program at the Naval Medical Research Institute.
Dr. Taylor earned a B.S. in biology from Saint Mary’s College of California, a M.A. in biological sciences from the California State University Sacramento, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physiology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he also conducted postdoctoral research in pharmacology and clinical pharmacology. He has earned numerous awards including the NIH Directors Award and the Award of Merit from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.