Partners HealthCare has hired Geoffrey Grant, a former White House science adviser and federal grants administrator, to oversee its $1 billion-a-year, multi-hospital research organization.
The research operation is the largest recipient of National Institutes of Health funding in the country.
Grant directed the NIH Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration until 1998, when he went to Stanford University as a research administrator. He has also worked at the National Science Foundation and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Partners is the parent organization for Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
(By Christopher Rowland, Globe staff)