Deputy Chief of the Grants Management Branch
Mr. Gabriel Hidalgo is the Deputy Chief of the Grants Management Branch at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). He started his career at NIH as a Lead Program Analyst for the Division of Extramural Activities (DEA) at NIDCR in 2008, where he was in charge of the ongoing evaluation of the division’s activities effectiveness as well as communicating the findings to the Institute’s Executive Staff and conveying strategy plans to the various levels of decision makers within the Institute. In 2013 he transitioned to the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) where he served as the Division Coordinator for the Clinical Innovation Program and the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA). In March 2015 he moved back to NIDCR where he is now serving as the Deputy Chief of the Grants Management Branch, overseeing grants management operations of a five-staff Grants Management Team, with an annual budget of $400M. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnology and Molecular Biology from George Mason University, as well as an MBA with a concentration in Health Services Administration and Corporate Social Responsibility with George Washington University.