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NCI Equity Council and Working Groups

The council is comprised of a diverse group of leaders from across NCI with a passion and commitment to:

  • ensuring NCI has a robust research portfolio to effectively address cancer disparities,
  • nurturing a workforce at all career levels that is representative of all the people we serve, and
  • cultivating and assuring a community at NCI that is diverse in thought and representation, including at leadership levels across the institute.

Equity Council

Chair: Dr. Ned Sharpless, NCI Director

Co-Chair: Dr. Paulette Gray, Director, NCI Division of Extramural Activities

Members:

  • Mr. Mark Alexander, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
  • Dr. Andrea Apolo, Center for Cancer Research
  • Ms. Nelvis Castro, Office of Communications and Public Liaison
  • Dr. Robert Croyle, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
  • Dr. Montserrat García-Closas, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
  • Ms. Anne Lubenow, Office of the Director
  • Dr. Ji Luo, Center for Cancer Research
  • Ms. Donna Siegle, Office of Management
  • Dr. Dinah Singer, Office of the Director
  • Dr. Sanya Springfield, Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities

Equity Council Working Groups

Enhancing Research to Address Cancer Health Disparities

Co-Chairs:

  • Dr. James Doroshow, Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
  • Dr. Worta McCaskill-Stevens, Division of Cancer Prevention
  • Dr. Tiffany Wallace, Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities

Ensuring Diversity of Thought and Background in the Cancer Research Workforce

Co-Chairs:

  • Dr. LeeAnn Bailey, Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
  • Dr. Susan McCarthy, Division of Cancer Biology
  • Dr. Glenn Merlino, Center for Cancer Research

Promoting an Inclusive and Equitable Community at NCI

Co-Chairs:

  • Ms. Shannon Bell, Office of Workforce Planning and Development
  • Dr. Paige Green, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
  • Dr. Satish Gopal, Center for Global Health

Systematic Tracking and Evaluation of Equity Activities

Co-Chairs:

  • Dr. L. Michelle Bennett, Center for Research Strategy
  • Dr. Doug Lowy, Office of the Director

Communications and Outreach for Equity Activities

Co-Chairs:

  • Mr. Peter Garrett, Office of Communications and Public Liaison
  • Ms. Angela Jones, Center for Cancer Training
  • Ms. Anita Linde, Office of Management
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