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Last Updated: 02/03/21

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
  • Bioethics 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
Lyndsay Harris, M.D. Associate Director lyndsay.harris@nih.gov (240) 276-6327
Tracy Lively, Ph.D. Deputy Associate Director livelyt@mail.nih.gov (240) 276-5944
Ramona Saunders-Smith Administrative Support saunderssmithr@mail.nih.gov (240) 276-6505
Carol Weil, J.D. Program Director carol.weil@nih.gov (240) 276-5975
Aniruddha Ganguly, Ph.D. Program Director aniruddha.ganguly@nih.gov (240) 276-5905
Sherry X. Yang, M.D., Ph.D. Program Director Sherry.Yang@nih.gov (240) 760-7147
Laura Yee, Ph.D. BRP Biostatistical Support laura.yee@nih.gov (240) 276-5654
Ana Best, Ph.D. BRP Biostatistical Support ana.best@nih.gov (240) 276-7808
Zhiwei Zhang, Ph.D. BRP Biostatistical Support zhiwei.zhang@nih.gov (240) 276-6025
P. Mickey Williams, Ph.D. (Contractor) Leidos Molecular Characterization Laboratory at FNLCR Director williamspm@mail.nih.gov (240) 276-6000 *2364
Chris Karlovich, Ph.D. (Contractor) Leidos Molecular Characterization Laboratory at FNLCR Associate Director chris.karlovich@nih.gov (301) 228-4655
Melissa McKay-Daily, Ph.D. (Contractor) Scientific Program Manager melissa.mckay-daily@nih.gov (240) 276-7051
Radim Moravec, Ph.D. (Contractor) Program Manager radim.moravec@nih.gov (240) 276-6486
Rebecca Yobouet, M.S. (Contractor) Scientific Project Manager rebecca.yobouet@nih.gov (240) 276-7542
Audrey Kyei-Baffour, M.S. (Contractor) Scientific Project Manager audrey.kyei-baffour@nih.gov (240) 276-5310
Claire Hildebrandt (Contractor) Scientific Program Analyst claire.hildebrandt@nih.gov (240) 276-6766