Office of the Clinical Director

Clinical Trials/Patient Care Job Opportunities

Be part of our mission to make breakthrough scientific discoveries to find cures and treatments for cancer.


James Gulley
Clinical Director
James L. Gulley, M.D., Ph.D.
Fatima Karzai
Deputy Clinical Director
Fatima Karzai, M.D.

Program Offices

Office of Collaborative Biostatistics (OCB)

Provides biostatistical leadership and consultation.

Dr. Laura Yee
Laura M. Yee, Ph.D.
Dr. Hyoyoung Choo-Wosoba
Hyoyoung Choo-Wosoba, Ph.D.
David Liewehr
Seth Steinberg
Seth Steinberg, Ph.D.

Clinical Pharmacology Program (CPP)

Provides services and expertise to all CCR investigators. Learn more

William Figg
William Douglas Figg, Pham.D., M.B.A.
Dr. Tristan Sissung
Deputy Director
Tristan Sissung, Ph.D.

Medical Oncology Service (MOS)

Oversees in-patient care by attending physicians, fellows and other caregivers. Learn more

Dr. Arun Rajan
Arun Rajan, M.D.
Danielle Pastor
Associate Program Director for Medical Oncology and Chief, Medical Oncology Consult Service
Danielle Pastor, D.O., Ph.D.
Jennifer Kanakry
Program Director, NIH Hematology Oncology Fellowship
Jennifer Kanakry, M.D.
Nurse Practitioner
Melanie Cordoro
Program Specialist
Tammy Cole

Office of Clinical Research Support Services (OCRS)

Oversees data management services, monitoring and auditing, IT support, and clinical contract management.

Allison Wise

Office of Education and Compliance (OEC)

Handles staff training and compliance monitoring  to ensure  care of the highest quality and safety.

Liz Ness
Elizabeth Ness, MS, BSN, RN, CRN-BC
Tracy Kirby
Nurse Educator
Tracy Kirby, MSN, RN, OCN, NPD-BC
Nurse Educator
Erin Ferraro, BSN, RN, OCN
Deborah Grady
Quality Management Coordinator
Deborah Grady, MS, CCRC
Armine Tumasyan
Quality Management Specialist
Armine Tumasyan, MD, MPH, CCRP
Lisa King
Program Analyst
Lisa King, LVN, CCRP

Office of Healthcare Delivery and Equity Research

Implements initiatives to improve access, outreach, engagement, and diversity in CCR clinical trials.

Brenda Adjei
Associate Director
Brenda Adjei, Ed.D., M.P.A.
Referral Networks Program Manager
Jessica Byrne, M.P.H.
Katrina Makres
CRTA Fellow
Katrina Makres, M.P.H.

Office of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (OPCORe)

Integrates clinical outcomes assessments (COAs) into CCR clinical trials , providing valuable insight into the patient experience. Learn more

Dr. Terri Armstrong
Associate Director
Terri Armstrong, Ph.D., ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP
Tito Mendoza
Senior Biomedical Research Scientist
Tito Mendoza, Ph.D., M.S., M.Ed.
Amanda King
Clinical Staff Scientist
Amanda King, Ph.D., APNP-BC

Office of Research Nursing (ORN)

Oversees the activities of CCR research nurses responsible for protocol compliance and data integrity, as well as patient care coordinators who work directly with patients on scheduling and logistics for their care.

Corrine Keen
Corrine Keen, RN, MS
Kathleen Wyvill
Supervisory Research Nurse (Team Lead)
Kathleen M. Wyvill, BSN, RN, CRN-BC
Supervisory Research Nurse (Team Lead)
Arlene Berman, RN, MSN
Christine Bryla
Supervisory Research Nurse (Team Lead)
Christine Bryla, RN, MSN
Team Lead
Helen Owens, BSN, RN, CCRP
Team Lead
Nicole Lucas
Supervisory Nurse Research Specialist
Sheri McMahon, RN, BSN
Research Nurse Coordinator
Monica Epstein, BSN, RN, OCN

Office of Sponsor and Regulatory Oversight (OSRO)

Serves as the CCR sponsor for the FDA-regulated studies conducted by CCR investigators.

Dr. Shy Shorer
Shy Shorer, M.D., E.J.D., M.B.A.
Rita Misra
Supervisory Regulatory Affairs Specialist/FDA Strategy and Communication Lead
Rita Misra, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Joni Love
Safety Oversight Coordinator, Task Area Leader Safety
Joni Love, R.N., B.S.N.

Protocol Support Office (PSO)

Works with CCR PIs to manage the clinical trial lifecycle.

Stacie Jeter
Stacie Jeter, M.S.
Regulatory Affairs Specialist (Team Lead)
Simone John


Contact Info

Center for Cancer Research National Cancer Institute

  • Bldg. 10, Room 3-2571
  • Bethesda, MD 20892
  • 240.760.6070
Aubrey Wachter
Chief of Staff
Aubrey Wachter
Precious Enyidah
Administrative Assistant
Precious Enyidah
Quanita Tyler
Program Specialist
Quanita Tyler
Rachael Mohn
Clinical Program Manager
Rachael Mohn