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Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP)
Last Updated: 08/01/16

Staff, Pictures and Bios

Vikram Devgan, Ph.D., MBA, Branch Chief, CGCB

Vikram Devgan, Ph.D., MBA. joined the National Cancer Institute in 2016 as a Chief of Clinical Grants and Contracts Branch of the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP), Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis. From 2006 to 2016, Dr. Devgan held positions of increasing responsibilities with QIAGEN Inc., rising to Head of the Center of Excellence for Biological Research Content. More…

William D. Merritt, PhD, Program Director

Dr. Merritt joined CGCB/CTEP as a Program Director in January, 2006, where his major focus has been to manage the portfolio of clinical grants in the areas of stem cell transplant and immunotherapeutic and drug therapies for hematologic malignancies. In this position he has also been active in the management of the Cancer Immunotherapy Trials Network and the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network, which is co-funded with the NHLBI, with a specific interest in promoting the latter's collaboration with the NCI-sponsored cooperative groups (NCTN). More…

Minkyung (Min) Song, Ph.D., Program Director

Dr. Song fosters, manages, oversees and analyzes the NCI portfolio on multidisciplinary, translational and clinical research grants and cooperative agreements for Clinical trials of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, cellular therapy, gene therapy, radiation therapy, surgery, or their combinations, and associated correlative studies. More…

William C. Timmer, PhD, Program Director

Dr. William Timmer joined CGCB as a Program Director (Health Science Administrator) in September 2007. His principal effort is directed toward management of a portfolio of clinical oncology research grants (principally involving brain, head and neck, lung, liver, colorectal, pancreatic and sarcoma cancers) within CTEP. More…

Rolanda Hawkins, Program Specialist

Ms. Rolanda Hawkins has several years of experience in grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts in the administrative and program arena of NCI. Ms. Hawkins joined CTEP in 1990 as a Technical Assistant for grants and contracts and has been working in the Clinical Grants and Contracts Branch (CGCB) since its inception. More…

Kim Witherspoon, Biologist

Ms. Kim Witherspoon became part CTEP's Clinical Grants and Contracts Branch (CGCB) in September 2000. She is responsible for the administrative management and oversight of the CGCB grant portfolio. Kim ensures grantee policy and regulatory compliance, particularly in the areas of human subjects research protections and inclusion of women and minorities in clinical research. More…

About the Branch Chief

Vikram Devgan, Ph.D., MBA Vikram Devgan, Ph.D., MBA. joined the National Cancer Institute in 2016 as a Chief of Clinical Grants and Contracts Branch of the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP), Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis. From 2006 to 2016, Dr. Devgan held positions of increasing responsibilities with QIAGEN Inc., rising to Head of the Center of Excellence for Biological Research Content. More…