Marie Bernard

Marie Bernard

Marie Bernard

Power Words

Hard work, dedication, focus, family

Where were you born? 


What school did you attend? 

Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

What gained your interest in the NIH? 

I served on the National Advisory Council on Aging at National Institute on Aging. I was intrigued by the view of the inner workings of the organization. When the opportunity to become Deputy Director was made known to me, I thought it would be a great opportunity to help guide research in aging.

What kind of work do you do at the NIH? 


What message would you like to send to young Blacks who are considering going to college? 

College is an essential. It is hard work, and an adjustment from high school. However, it is a unique opportunity to focus on personal growth and expansion of the intellect.