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Offices and Departments

FAES Academic Programs

Quality and innovative education to advance science and careers. Our Academic Programs Department curates and conducts year-round continuing education open to the public and discounted for the NIH Community. FAES online courses and interactive workshops promote deep learning and develop skills for success in and out of the lab.   

Administrative and Executive Office

Partnered with the NIH to address the dynamic needs of an international biomedical community. FAES collaborates with all 27 institutes and centers to promote excellence within the unique NIH research environment. We support scientific discourse, networking, leadership, and a culture of inclusion and respect.   

FAES Properties Team

Affordable and flexible accommodations for NIH trainees. FAES owns a community of residences across the street from the NIH in Bethesda and manages 3rd party rental accommodations that are reserved for intramural scholars pursuing research at NIH. We also own off-campus meeting facilities available to the NIH. 

Bookstore & Gift Shops

FAES operates the only bookstore in the NIH Clinical Center with textbook services, bestsellers, and a unique collection of books and gifts to celebrate science. In addition, our book and gift stores carry branded merchandise, apparel, and challenge coins to recognize heroes in health and human services. 

Insurance Department

Comprehensive insurance plans for NIH fellows and their families. FAES provides medical, dental, pharmacy, vision, and mental health coverage for scholars and trainees while they are conducting lifesaving biomedical research at the NIH.  

FAES Department Contact Information 

Academic Programs:  |  (301) 496-7976

Administrative and Executive Office:   |  (301) 594-8985

Properties (Housing and Social & Academic Center):  |  (240) 305-6894

Bookstore & Gift Shops:  |  (301)-496-5272  |  Fax: (301) 480-5319

Insurance Department:  |  (301) 496-8063  |  Fax: (301) 480-3585

Contact FAES Academic Programs

Dean of Academic Programs

Mindy Maris, PhD

Program Manager

Hazuki Miwa, PhD

Faculty Development Specialist

Jennifer Kagan

Instructional Designer

Morgan Merriman

Instructional Designer

Laleh Omaraie-Hamedani


Program Support Supervisor

Candace Tuohey

Program Support Specialist

JoVone Pender

Contact FAES Properties

Affordable and flexible housing for NIH fellows and trainees during their research programs at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. FAES housing is open to scholars in all intramural research programs, with vacancies filled as they arise. Please visit our Housing for Trainees page for complete details.  

Business Hours
Monday-Friday 9:00am-  4:00pm

Property Program Manager

Ashley Watkins (240) 305-6894

Property Program Supervisor

Jacob Koehler

  • Please do not call or text outside of business hours except in the case of emergency
  • In case of fire or safety emergency, call 911 first, then notify the FAES Property Program Manager (24/7)
  • Please direct general inquiries, concerns, and requests, including Maintenance and Supply Requests, to

FAES operates an off-campus Social and Academic Center located across the street from the NIH in Bethesda. The venue serves as space for lab meetings, parties, scientific, and social gatherings. Information about the facilty and inquiries regarding its use are posted on the FAES Social & Academic Center page of our website.  

The Social and Academic Center is currently closed and unavailable for reservations. 

Contact the FAES Bookstore

The FAES Bookstore is located on the first floor of the NIH Clinical Center, Building #10, Room 1C172, near Masur Auditorium. We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Customers can also shop online at and choose in-store pick-up as an option.

To request copies of a book or inquire about merchandise availability, please contact us during open hours by phone (301) 496-5272 or email: For book requests, send the author, title, and ISBN number by our online request form. We will research availability and provide you a quote before ordering the item for pick-up in-store or delivery on-campus or anywhere in the United States.

If you are a member of the NIH community who has written a book, or if your department will host a speaker who is a published author, the FAES Bookstore can host an “Author Meet and Greet” event. The bookstore will have the author’s titles available for purchase and signing. Learn more about services the FAES Bookstore can provide on our webpage.

Contact FAES Insurance Department

The FAES Insurance Office is open Monday to Thursday 10:00am to 4:00pm and by appointment. Please contact FAES Insurance by phone (301) 496-8063, or email: to schedule an appointment.

Insurance representatives are available by phone and email Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. We continue to process new enrollments, renewals, and terminations via email, and offer Virtual Video Health Insurance Consultations. Please email us to schedule a virtual meeting, or find details about the FAES Insurance program on our webpage.