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Gregurick Named Associate Director for Data Science

Dr. Susan Gregurick
Dr. Susan Gregurick

Dr. Susan Gregurick has been named NIH associate director for data science (ADDS) and director of the NIH Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS). She has served as senior advisor to ODSS since November 2018, and began her new role on Sept. 16.

Gregurick will help lead NIH efforts in coordinating and collaborating with appropriate government agencies, international funders, private organizations and stakeholders engaged in scientific data generation, management and analysis. As the ADDS, director of ODSS and a co-chair of the trans-NIH scientific data council, she is well positioned to lead the NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science.

“She brings substantial experience in computational biology, high-performance computing and bioinformatics to this position,” said NIH director Dr. Francis Collins, who made the appointment. “Additionally, she has worked across sectors, in the government at NIH and the Department of Energy, on trans-government committees, and in academia, which is critical in the convening role that the ADDS plays.”

Since 2013, Gregurick has been director of the Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology and Computational Biosciences at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. In that role, she oversaw programs that advance research in computational biology, biophysics and data sciences, mathematical and biostatistical methods and biomedical technologies. 

Prior to joining NIGMS, Gregurick was a program manager for DOE from 2007 to 2013; she oversaw the development and implementation of the DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase, a framework to integrate data, models and simulations for a better understanding of energy and environmental processes. Before that, she was professor of computational biology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, from 2000 to 2007. Her research interests include dynamics of large biological macromolecules. 

Gregurick earned a B.S. in chemistry and mathematics from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in computational chemistry from the University of Maryland.

She succeeds previous ADDS Dr. Phillip Bourne, who left NIH in 2017 for an academic post.

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