Speaker's BiographySally Rockey
Deputy Director for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health
Sally Rockey is the deputy director for extramural research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She oversees the development and implementation of policies governing biomedical research supported by NIH across the country and around the world. In 1986, she joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture's extramural research arm, where she quickly rose to the post of deputy administrator. In 2002, she became chief information officer, aligning information technologies with the department's goals. In 2005, Rockey was appointed to her current position at the NIH. Rockey is a frequent public speaker, giving presentations on extramural research priorities and policies, grantsmanship, the competitive peer-review process, scientific integrity and IT. She received her Ph.D. in entomology from Ohio State University and has spent the majority of her career in the areas of research administration and information technology. She leads or is active on a number of federal committees related to science, federal research assistance and electronic government.