Shawn R. Drew, Ph.D., is a program director in the Division of Minority Opportunities in Research. She manages individual and institutional training programs that are aimed at increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. In addition, Drew manages research training grants in the area of biostatistics. Prior to joining NIGMS, she served as director of the NIH Academy. Drew earned a B.S. in chemistry from Spelman College and a Ph.D. in biology from Howard University. She conducted predoctoral and postdoctoral research at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH.