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Director’s Update: Stefano Bertuzzi Selected for Director of NIMH Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications

In November 2011, Stefano Bertuzzi, Ph.D., M.P.H. became director of the Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications (OSPPC) at NIMH.

Dr. Bertuzzi previously worked in the NIH Office of Science Policy as the director for the Return on Investments program, an effort that developed analyses to document the impact of NIH research. He also co-directed the Science and Technology for America's Reinvestment: Measuring the Effect of Research on Innovation, Competitiveness and Science (STAR METRICS)  program, a project aimed at building an information infrastructure to capture the impact of the Federal government’s investments in research and development.

Prior to this, he was a staff scientist at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, joining that Institute from the Dulbecco Telethon Institute (DTI) in Milan, Italy, where he was a tenured director for the laboratory of mammalian genetics. Dr. Bertuzzi holds a doctorate in molecular biotechnology from the Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy, and a masters degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins University.