Executive Lookbook

  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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    Scientific Director, CCR

    Tom Misteli, Ph.D.

    Building 31, Room 3A11
    9000 Rockville Pike
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (240) 760-6669
    mistelit@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    Ph.D., University of London, UK

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Pioneered the field of cell biology of genomes
    • Co-author of the “Precision Medicine” report by the US National Academies of Sciences
    • Recipient of the Gian-Tondury Prize, Gold Medal of The Charles University Prague, Flemming Award, Wilhelm Bernhard Medal, Robert Felugen Prize, Herman Beerman Award
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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    Scientific Director for Clinical Research

    William Dahut, M.D.

    Building 10 (CRC), Room 3-2571
    9000 Rockville Pike
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-4251
    dahutw@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., Georgetown University
    • B.S., Georgetown University

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Expertise in clinical research related to prostate cancer with a focus on targeted therapies, particularly the use of vaccines and DNA-damaging agents
    • Demonstration of the Ability to Combine Chemotherapy, Hormonal therapy and Radiotherapy with Vaccines in Prostate Cancer
    • Standardization of PSA Eligibility and Reporting Guidelines for Men with Prostate Cancer
    • Improving the understanding of hormonal therapy in men with non-metastatic prostate cancer.
    • Improving the understanding of anti-angiogenic therapy in men with prostate cancer
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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    Scientific Director for Basic Research, CCR

    Glenn Merlino, Ph.D.

    Building 37, Room 5002
    37 Convent Drive
    Bethesda, MD 20892-4264

    (240) 760-6801
    gmerlino@helix.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • B.A., Adelphi University, Long Island, New York (Summa Cum Laude)

    Prior Positions:

    • Deputy Director, Center for Cancer Research
    • Inaugural Member, CCR Science Board
    • Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

    Professional Accomplishments:

    The Cancer Modeling Section seeks to elucidate the complex molecular/genetic program governing tumor genesis and progression through the development of genetically engineered mouse models of human cancer. A major goal is to identify candidate targets or pathways for both mechanistic enlightenment and future therapeutic utility. Our efforts in this regard are focused predominantly on cutaneous malignant melanoma.

  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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    Clinical Director

    William Dahut, M.D.

    Building 10, Room 13N240E
    10 Center Drive MSC 1906
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-4251
    dahutw@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., Georgetown University
    • B.S., Georgetown University

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Expertise in clinical research related to prostate cancer with a focus on target therapies, particularly the use of vaccines and anti-angiogenic agents.
    • NIH Advisory Board for Clinical Research; Vice Chair, NIH Medical Executive Committee (Past Chair); NIH Intramural Clinical Research Steering Committee; Scientific Advisory Committee, Center for Prostate Disease Research, Prostate Cancer Foundation; Chair, ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Medical Oncology Questions Committee; Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium External Advisory Board; DoD Prostate Cancer External Advisory Board; and Prostate Cancer Review Integration Panel Genitourinary (GU) Cancers Symposium Program Committee (Chair-elect).
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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    Executive Officer

    Donna Siegle B.S.

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

    (240) 781-3330
    siegled@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    B.S., University of Maryland

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Over 25 years of administrative management and business experience in the NCI.
    • Serves as chief operating officer and principal advisor to senior leaders across the NCI on administrative management and business operations.
    • Leads a comprehensive effort for leveraging information technology resources across NCI to increase the efficiency of administrative operations.
    • Served as NCI Deputy Executive Officer from 2012-2016, and as Acting NCI Deputy Director for Management from 2016-2018, overseeing 600 FTEs.
    • Recipient of numerous awards including NIH Directors Awards, NCI Director Awards, NIH Quality of Worklife Award and NCI Customer Service Award.
  • National Eye Institute (NEI)

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    Deputy Director

    Santa J. Tumminia, Ph.D.

    Building 31, Room 6A03
    31 Center Drive MSC 2510
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-2234
    tumminias@nei.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    • M.S. Rensselaer Institute; B.S.
    • St. Joseph's College

    Prior Positions:

    • Associate Director for Science Strategic Initiatives and Programs NEI
    • Director of Grants and Awards, Foundation Fighting Blindness

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Designed and implemented the National Ophthalmic Disease Genotyping and Phenotyping Network or eyeGENE®, a pioneering public private partnership in genomic medicine that ties advances in ophthalmic disease gene identification and disease phenotype to clinical care.
    • Holds a patent for Hydroxylamine Compositions for the Prevention or Retardation of Cataracts.
    • Member of several professional societies, including The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
  • National Eye Institute (NEI)

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    Clinical Director

    Brian Brooks, M.D., Ph.D.

    Building 10, Room 3-2531
    10 Center Drive
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-9058
    brooksb@nei.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    • Ophthalmology residency, pediatric ophthalmology fellowship, 
    • University of Michigan
    • Genetics Fellowship, National Human Genome Research Institute

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Presidential Early Career Award in Science & Engineering
    • Member, American Society For Clinical Investigation
  • National Eye Institute (NEI)

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    Executive Officer

    Brian Trent, M.P.A.

    Building 31 Room 6A03
    31 Center Drive, MSC 2510
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-4876
    brian.trent@nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.P.A., George Mason University
    • B.S., George Mason University

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Former Associate Director for Management of the Center for Tobacco Products, FDA
    • Former Chief Operating Officer, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, HHS
    • Graduated from the Federal Executive Institute in 2006; appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2010.
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

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    Director

    Gary H. Gibbons, M.D.

    Building 31, Room 5A48
    31 Center Drive, MSC 2482
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-5166
    gary.gibbons@nih.gov

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    Education:

    • MD, Harvard Medical School
    • BA, Princeton University

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Previously served as the founding director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. During his tenure, the Institute emerged as a center of excellence, leading the way in discoveries related to the cardiovascular health of minority populations.
    • Received several patents for innovations derived from his research in the fields of vascular biology and the pathogenesis of vascular disease.
    • Elected to the National Academies of Sciences (formerly Institute of Medicine) and selected as a Pew Foundation Biomedical Scholar.
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

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    Scientific Director

    Robert S. Balaban, Ph.D.

    Building 10, Room 4-1581
    10 Center Drive, MSC 1458
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-2116
    balabanr@nhlbi.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Ph.D., Duke University
    • B.S., University of Miami

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • He was appointed to Scientific Director of the Laboratory Research Program in 1999. He became the overall Scientific Director of the NHLBI intramural program in 2004. Dr. Balaban has been a Trustee and President of the Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 1994-1995; Trustee and President of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 1995-1996; and Trustee and President of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 1999-2001.
    • He is also a member of The American Physiological Society, The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, The Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, The American Society for Cell Biology, and The Biophysical Society

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