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Jill Barnholtz-Sloan Named CBIIT’s Acting Director

, by NCI CBIIT Staff

Dr. Jill Barnholtz-Sloan is now the acting director for NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT). She takes this role after Dr. Tony Kerlavage, the previous director for seven years, retired on May 31, 2024.

Dr. Barnholtz-Sloan, who has been with CBIIT for the past three years, shows an extensive involvement in and a profound understanding of data. She has strong relationships with CBIIT and NCI staff, and possesses clear knowledge of NCI research programs. As both an active researcher and administrator, she has insight into how to translate data into real-world solutions to help diagnose, prevent, and treat cancer.

Along with her new acting director responsibilities, Jill will maintain her position as associate director for the Informatics and Data Science Program within CBIIT. In this capacity, she spearheads initiatives to formulate informatics and data science strategies while supporting collaboration throughout NCI, NIH, and beyond. She’ll also continue her role as senior investigator in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics Trans-Divisional Research Program.

Dr. Barnholtz-Sloan is a sought-out expert in informatics and data science. She finds and addresses new ways for ensuring that CBIIT’s rich data tools are available to investigators globally.

“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to ensure CBIIT’s excellence in data science, data sharing, and technology; I’ll continue to innovate in these areas that impact the cancer research community,” notes Dr. Barnholtz-Sloan.