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Federal Liaison with the Clinical Center

Eric L. Cole is the chief of the Clinical Center’s Office of Administrative Management where he oversees the overall administrative management of 32 federal hospital administrators who run the NIH Clinical Center.

Eric is delighted to serve as advisor to the board as Federal Liaison with the Clinical Center, identifying ways we can support NIH patients, our partners in research, who enable discoveries and improve health for all of us.

Eric founded the non-profit Dandy-Walker Alliance, Inc. in 2006 after his son was born with a congenital brain defect. The Dandy-Walker Alliance’s mission is to promote awareness, provide a support network for families, help set, support and fund national research activities and make information available to families affected by Dandy-Walker Syndrome in an organized and accessible way to offer encouragement, services and support.

Board certified in healthcare management as an American College of Healthcare Executive Fellow, Eric participates in numerous national organizations and committees. In 2008, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to a two-year term on the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities and by Governor Martin O’Malley to a five-year term on Maryland’s Developmental Disabilities Council. He was reappointed to a second term by Governor O’Malley in 2013 and currently serves as the Council Chairman.

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