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Last Updated: 10/19/15

Karen Said, B.A.

Karen Said

Executive Assistant

Karen Said joined the Regulatory Affairs Branch in March of 2012 and serves as the Executive Assistant and Office Manager. She attended Hampshire College in Amherst, MA and graduated with a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts and a concentration in Nutrition. Prior to graduating Ms. Said did an internship at the Washington Adventist Hospital working with dieticians. Her thesis was on "The Importance of Adequate Dietary Fiber in Diverticular Disease and Appendicitis." Ms. Said has worked at several private industry organizations during the course of her administrative career. Prior to coming to NIH she worked at the North American Biologics, Inc., (formerly Univax Biologics), where she was the Assistant to the Sr. Executive Vice President of R&D. Other government agencies that Ms. Said has worked at include the Environmental Protection Agency, Library of Congress and the Central Intelligence Agency.

About the Branch Chief

Jan Casadei, PhD Jan Casadei, PhD joined the National Cancer Institute in 1991, where she is now chief of the Regulatory Affairs Branch, CTEP. Her area of expertise covers FDA regulations, policies and guidelines for the conduct of clinical studies with investigational agents. As the chief of the Regulatory Affairs Branch, Dr. Casadei is responsible for facilitating the development of promising investigational anti-cancer agents, by providing regulatory/IND support More…