About FDA

Partnerships: Enhancing Science Through Collaborations With FDA

Contacts for Memoranda of Understanding

Contacts for Partnerships with the FDA

FDA is interested in partnering with the stakeholders to further its public health mission. By leveraging resources and expertise, through appropriate mechanisms, FDA can effectively collaborate to address critical public health needs and bridge scientific gaps, thereby stimulating innovation in the products we regulate.

Collaborations with FDA can be formalized through multiple mechanisms including Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), memoranda of understanding (MOUs), contracts, cooperative agreements, or through other public-private partnership mechanisms.

FDA will give preference to ideas and proposals that will enhance the delivery of mission-related FDA functions and that do not require funding from the FDA.

Contacts for Memoranda of Understanding

Office of the Commissioner/Office of Executive Secretariat
Agency-wide Coordinator for MOUs

Sharon Alford

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

Elaine Cole

Center for Devices and Radiological Health

Anindita Saha

Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Division of Executive Operations/Office of Executive Programs

Diane Ehrlich

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Executive Secretariat

Office of International Programs

International Arrangements and Disclosure Staff

Office of Orphan Products Development

Richard Barror

Office of Regulatory Affairs

Michael Verdi

Center for Tobacco Products

Executive Secretariat

Center for Veterinary Medicine

Michelle Fuller

Michael Oehlsen

Contacts for Partnerships With the FDA 

Office of the Chief Scientist

Alice Y. Welch, Ph.D.
Director, FDA Technology Transfer Program
(301) 796 8449

William Ronnenberg, J.D. - M.I.P., M.S.
Deputy Director, FDA Technology Transfer Program
(240) 402 4561

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

Nisha Narayan, Ph.D.
(240) 402-9770

Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

Yolanda Mock Hawkins, Ph.D., M.B.A.
(240) 402-5294

Chekesha Clingman, Ph.D., M.B.A.
(301) 796-8531

Center for Devices and Radiological Health

Group E-mail: mdfpt2@fda.hhs.gov

Anindita Saha
(301) 796-2537

Rochelle Fink, M.D., J.D.
(301) 796-0838

James Kolonay, Ph.D.
(240) 402-1473

Center for Food Safety and Nutrition

Tashea Brown
(240) 402-2357

LaQuia Geathers
(240) 402-2821

Kevin Robinson
(240) 402-2131

Center for Tobacco Products


Center for Veterinary Medicine

John S. Graham, Ph.D., M.B.A., DABT
(240) 402-0883

Michelle Fuller
(240) 402-8530

National Center for Toxicological Research

Thomas J. Flammang, Ph.D.
(870) 543-7291

Ashley Groves
(870) 543-7956

Bradley J. Schnackenberg, Ph.D.
(870) 543-7276

Office of Regulatory Affairs

Wen Lin, Ph.D.
(301) 796-6586

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