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Sharon Savage Appointed DCEG Clinical Director

Posted on May 15, 2018

Dr. Sharon Savage, Chief of the Clinical Genetics Branch

Sharon Savage

Sharon A. Savage, M.D., Chief of the Clinical Genetics Branch, has been appointed as the new Clinical Director for DCEG. In this role, she will be responsible for ensuring patient safety, research integrity, and the stewardship of research funding for all DCEG clinical activities. Dr. Savage will represent the Division on key NIH committees and oversee compliance with credentialing at the NIH Clinical Center. In addition, she will review clinically-focused DCEG study materials prior to IRB submission and approve new clinical staff appointments.

“Dr. Savage takes over from Dr. Peggy Tucker, who served in this role for many years and had a strong hand in shaping the clinical activities of DCEG,” said Stephen J. Chanock, M.D., Director, DCEG. “Our deepest thanks and appreciation go to Dr. Tucker, and we know that Dr. Savage will continue this role with the same level of commitment and integrity.”