Donna L. Vogel, M.D., Ph.D.

Donna L. Vogel, M.D., Ph.D. is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College, and of the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her Ph.D. is in developmental biology, and her clinical subspecialty is endocrinology. In 1980 she came to NIH as a clinical fellow in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, conducting clinical and basic research relating to infertility and reproductive medicine. She moved to the extramural program in 1987 to manage the Reproductive Medicine portfolio, and worked as a program director for 13 years in positions of increasing responsibility. These included Training Officer for the Reproductive Sciences Branch, covering training and career development activities, and minority/disability issues; Associate Branch Chief for Clinical Research, and Acting Deputy Director, Center for Population Research.

Dr. Vogel is Past President of the American Society of Andrology, and has chaired and served on numerous committees within the government and for professional organizations. She has organized many workshops, published research and administrative papers and book chapters, and has received awards from NICHD, the US Public Health Service, professional societies, and community groups.

For many years, Dr. Vogel was an advisor to NIH on women’s health, in various capacities. In 1999 she worked with the Office of Research on Women’s Health to create and manage the innovative career development grant program, “Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health.” From 2001 to 2005, she worked at the National Cancer Institute as the first Director of its Fellowship Office, dedicated to enhancing the professional experience for postdoctoral fellows. In 2005, she retired from the Federal government and became Deputy Director of the Ellison Medical Foundation in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Vogel joined the Professional Development Office in April 2007. She has an ongoing interest in career development and mentoring for students, postdocs, and early-career scientists.

She is also a four-day winner on Jeopardy and a 2009 Tournament of Champions Semifinalist!