Executive Lookbook

  • Office of the Director (OD)

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    Director

    Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.

    Building 1, Room 126
    1 Center Drive
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-2433
    collinsf@od.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Ph.D., Physical Chemistry,
    • Yale University M.D. with honors,
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Prior Positions:

    • Director, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).
    • Professor of Internal Medicine and Human Genetics, University of Michigan.

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Led the international Human Genome Project, culminating in April 2003 with the completion of a finished sequence of the human DNA genome.
    • Research laboratory discovered a number of important genes, including those responsible for cystic fibrosis, neurofibromatosis, Huntington's disease, a familial endocrine cancer syndrome, type 2 diabetes and Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome.
    • Awarded several prominent awards and distinctions, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of Science, the highest honor bestowed on scientists by the United States government.
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    Deputy Director

    Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D.

    Building 1, Room 126
    1 Center Drive
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-7322
    tabakla@od.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Ph.D., University of Buffalo
    • D.D.S, Columbia University

    Prior Positions:

    • Director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).
    • Director, Center for Oral Biology, Aab Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of Rochester.
    • Senior Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester.

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Conducts research focused on mucin-glycoproteins (mucins), a group of molecules that protect all mucosal surfaces of the body.
    • Extensively published on the structure, biosynthesis, and function of salivary mucins and the pathogenesis of salivary gland disease and dysfunction.
    • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
    • Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
    • Member, International/American Association for Dental Research and Society for Glycobiology.
  • Office of the Director (OD)

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    Associate Deputy Director

    Tara A. Schwetz, Ph.D.

    Building 1, Room 138
    1 Center Drive
    Bethesda, MD 20892

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    Education:

    • PhD, University of South Florida
    • BS, Florida State University

    Prior Positions:

    • Chief, Strategic Planning and Evaluation Branch, OD, NIAID
    • Senior Advisor to the Principal Deputy Director, NIH
    • Interim Associate Program Director, ECHO Program, OD, NIH
    • Special Assistant to the Principal Deputy Director, NIH
    • Health Science Policy Analyst, Office of Pain Policy, NINDS
    • AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, NINR
    • Postdoctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • NIH Director's Awards
    • NIH Office of the Director Honor Awards
    • NIAID Merit Awards
    • NIH Individual NRSA
    • America Heart Association Fellowship
    • American Cancer Society Fellowship
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    Deputy Director for Intramural Research

    Michael Gottesman, M.D.

    Building 1, Room 160
    1 Center Drive
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-1921
    gottesmm@od.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., Harvard Medical School

    Prior Positions:

    • Chief, Laboratory of Cell Biology, National Cancer Institute (NCI) (Current position).
    • Acting Director, National Center for Human Genome Research.
    • Chief, Molecular Genetics Section, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Cancer Institute (NCI).

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Identified the human gene responsible for resistance of cancer cells to many of the common anticancer drugs and has shown that this gene encodes a protein that acts to pump anticancer drugs out of drug-resistant human cancers (along with Dr. Ira Pastan, Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, NCI).
    • Created the NIH Academy, the Graduate Partnerships Program, and loan repayment programs for biomedical researchers supported by NIH.
    • Awarded several prominent awards and distinctions, including the Public Health Service Commendation, Outstanding Service and Distinguished Service awards, the NIH Director's award in 2002, and the HHS Secretary's Award for Distinguished Service.
    • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
    • Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, Association of American Physicians, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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    Deputy Director for Extramural Research

    Michael Lauer, M.D.

    Building 1, Room 144
    1 Center Drive
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-1096
    michael.lauer@nih.gov

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    Education:

    • MD Albany Medical College magna cum laude, 
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Prior Positions:

    • Director, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, NHLBI.
    • Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Board-certified cardiologist.
    • Research group discovered link between heart rate recovery after exercise and mortality.
    • Winner of Arthur Flemming Award and NIH EEO Employee of the Year Award.
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    Deputy Director for Management

    Alfred C. Johnson, Ph.D.

    Building 1, Room 102
    1 Center Drive
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-3271
    johnsoA1@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee

    Prior Positions:

    • Director of the Office of Research Services
    • Assistant director, Office of Intramural Research
    • Acting director, Office of Loan Repayment and Scholarship
    • Director, NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program in the Office of Loan Repayment and Scholarship
    • Investigator in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology
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    Deputy Director for Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives

    James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.

    Building 1, Room 260
    1 Center Drive
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 402-9852
    andersonjm@od.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Ph.D., Biology, Harvard University
    • M.D., Harvard Medical School

    Prior Positions:

    • Professor and Chair, Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
    • Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology and Chief, Section of Digestive Diseases, Yale School of Medicine.

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • An international leader in the field of paracellular transport and epithelial tight junctions
    • Recipient of the Walter B. Cannon Memorial Award and the Takeda Distinguished Research Award from the American Physiological Society
    • Elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, American Association of Physicians and Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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    Deputy Director

    Douglas Lowy, M.D.

    Building 31, Room 11A48
    31 Center Drive MSC 2590
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (240) 781-4100
    LowyD@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., NYU School of Medicine
    • B.A., Amherst College

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Co-Developer of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine.
    • 2007 Federal Employee of the Year.
    • 2011 Sabin Gold Medal
    • 2014 National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
    • 2017 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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    Deputy Director for Clinical and Translational Research

    James H. Doroshow, M.D., FACP

    Building 31, Room 3A44
    31 Center Drive MSC 2440
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-4291
    doroshoj@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    M.D., Harvard Medical School

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Known for elucidating the contribution of oxidant stress to the mechanism of action and cardiac toxicity of the anthracycline antibiotics and other classes of anticancer
    • Discovered glutathione peroxidase 2 which plays an essential role in protecting gastrointestinal crypt cells from peroxidative injury
    • Developed the role of “Phase 0” pharmacodynamic clinical trials in cancer drug discovery
    • Led the National Cancer Institute’s ten year effort to comprehensively restructure its clinical trials enterprise
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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    Scientific Director

    Stephen J. Chanock, M.D.

    Room 7E-412
    9609 Medical Center Drive
    Rockville, MD 20892

    (240) 276-7150
    chanocks@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., Harvard Medical School
    • A.B., Princeton University

    Prior Positions:

    • Chief, Pediatric Oncology Branch, NCI
    • Acting Chief, Medical Oncology Branch, NCI

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Author of over 800 scientific papers
    • Leading expert on the discovery and characterization of cancer susceptibility regions in the human genome
    • Medical Director for Camp Fantastic , a week-long recreational camp for pediatric cancer patients, which is a joint venture of the NCI and Special Love, Inc.

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