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Last Updated: 03/11/14

Office of the Associate Director (OAD)

The Associate Director is responsible for providing the vision and direction for the Cancer Diagnosis Program.

Her office provides:

  • Coordination of major initiatives within the program, division and institute

  • Administrative, logistical and technical support for the activities of FOUR branches

  • Program analyst support for the grants activities of the program

  • Program specialist support to assist the branches with activities requiring scientific expertise

  • Statistical support for scientific projects

  • Contract support for diagnostics development (e.g., Molecular Characterization Laboratory at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research)

  • Liaison with the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis and other offices of the NCI

OAD Staff:

Name Position Primary Email Phone
Barbara A. Conley, M.D. Associate Director (240) 276-5911
Tracy Lively, Ph.D. Deputy Associate Director (240) 276-5944
Lisa McShane, Ph.D. BRB Biostatistical Support (240) 276-6017
Michael Sachs, Ph.D. BRB Biostatistical Support (240) 276-6030
Margaret Cavenagh, M.S. Program Specialist (240) 276-5948
Sanita Bharti, Ph.D. (Kelly Contractor) Project Manager Clinical Assay Development Program (240) 276-5909
P. Mickey Williams, Ph.D. (Contractor) SAIC Molecular Characterization Lab Chief (240) 276-6000 *2364
Ben Kim, M.S. (Kelly Contractor) Scientific Program Manager (240) 276-5680
Seth Glass, M.S. (Kelly Contractor) Scientific Program Analyst (240) 276-7164
Ramona Saunders-Smith (Kelly Contractor) Administrative Support (240) 276-6012

For All CDP Staff