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About CCR – Office of the Director

Robert H. Wiltrout, PhD, directs the Center for Cancer Research (CCR).  Dr. Wiltrout is responsible for scientific planning and decision-making within the CCR and reports to Dr. John E. Niederhuber, who is the Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI).  Dr. Wiltrout also serves as Scientific Director for Basic Research.  In this capacity, Dr. Wiltrout works closely with Dr. Lee Helman, Scientific Director for Clinical Research to develop new programs that focus on translating scientific knowledge into novel prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options for cancer patients.

CCR’s senior management team also includes the NCI Clinical Director, and five deputy directors from the CCR Office of the Director (OD) and our research laboratories and clinical branches.  A complete list of CCR’s senior management team, offices, and staff is shown below. 

There are two management offices:  CCR’s main office is located in Building 31, Room 3A11 on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.  A second office is located on the NCI-Frederick campus, which is within the Fort Detrick Army Garrison in Frederick, MD.  Please contact one of these offices for additional information.

CCR Senior Staff

Office of the Director

301.496.4345 (Bethesda Office)
301.846.1584 (Frederick Office)

Director, CCR
Robert H. Wiltrout, PhD 


Scientific Director for Basic Research
Robert H. Wiltrout, PhD


Scientific Director for Clinical Research
Lee Helman, MD


Deputy Directors:
L. Michelle Bennett, PhD
Douglas Lowy, MD
Lawrence E. Samelson, MD
Jeffrey N. Strathern, PhD
Mark C. Udey, MD, PhD  


Office of the Clinical Director


Clinical Director (Acting)
Lee Helman, MD


Deputy Clinical Director
Caryn Steakley, RN, MSW


NCI Protocol Review Office


Program Offices and Staff

Assistant Director for Clinical Affairs
Melissa Bronez, MPH
Office of Communications
L. Michelle Bennett, PhD, Chief (Acting)

Office of Information Technology
Jeff Shilling, Chief 


Office of Operations and Planning
L. Michelle Bennett, PhD, Chief 


Office of Policy and Intellectual Property
Eric Hale, JD, MS, MBA, Associate Director


Office of Science and Technology Partnerships
David Goldstein, PhD, Associate Director


Office of Scientific Programs
Beverly A. Mock, PhD, Associate Director


Office of Training and Education
Jonathan Wiest, PhD, Associate Director


Special Assistant to Dr. Wiltrout
Diana Linnekin, PhD (NCI-Frederick)


NCI Administrative Resource Centers (ARCs)

Patrick Miller, Manager


Clinical Research ARC
Sharon Faxio, Manager 


Basic Research ARC
Lisa Kelly, Manager


NCI-Frederick ARC
Lori Holliday, Manager