January 6, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

I am very pleased to announce appointments to two key leadership positions within the Healthcare Delivery Research Program (HDRP) at NCI. First, Ann Geiger will be leaving her position as Chief of the Healthcare Assessment Research Branch (HARB) to serve as the HDRP Deputy Associate Director (DAD). In her new role, Ann will focus on grants and administrative issues across the program, she will continue to oversee NCORP cancer care delivery research activities, and she will lead the development of new scientific initiatives.

Second, Paul Doria-Rose will serve as the Acting Branch Chief of HARB, succeeding Ann in this role. Paul will join the HDRP Leadership Team and will provide scientific direction and administrative oversight for the branch. He will also continue to be the scientific lead of the Population-based Research Optimizing Screening through Personalized Regimens (PROSPR) and Cancer Research Network (CRN) initiatives.

We are excited to have Ann and Paul as leaders in the program. Their appointments are effective immediately.

Paul Jacobsen