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Last Updated: 09/23/14

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

More information on the Biometric Research Branch can be found here.

OAD Staff

Name Position Primary Email Phone
Barbara A. Conley, M.D. Associate Director barbara.conley@nih.gov (240) 276-6505
Tracy Lively, Ph.D. Deputy Associate Director livelyt@mail.nih.gov (240) 276-5944
Lisa McShane, Ph.D. BRB Biostatistical Support lm5h@nih.gov (240) 276-6037
Michael Sachs, Ph.D. BRB Biostatistical Support michael.sachs@nih.gov (240) 276-6030
Margaret Cavenagh, M.S. Program Specialist cavenagh@mail.nih.gov (240) 276-5948
Sanita Bharti, Ph.D. (Kelly Contractor) Project Manager Clinical Assay Development Program Sanita.Bharti@nih.gov (240) 276-5909
P. Mickey Williams, Ph.D. (Contractor) Leidos Molecular Characterization Lab Chief williamspm@mail.nih.gov (240) 276-6000 *2364
Ben Kim, M.S. (Kelly Contractor) Scientific Project Manager benjamin.kim@nih.gov (240) 276-5961
Seth Glass, M.S. (Kelly Contractor) Scientific Program Analyst glasssc@mail.nih.gov (240) 276-7164
Ramona Saunders-Smith (Kelly Contractor) Administrative Support saunderssmithr@mail.nih.gov (240) 276-6012