Tony Kerlavage, Ph.D.
As the director of CBIIT, I am responsible for advancing open data, open software, and open science for NCI. Alongside my peers who make up CBIIT’s Offices and Programs—the Office of the CIO, the Office of Data Sharing, the Informatics and Data Science Program, and the Office of the Director—I continue to engage in ground-breaking efforts in data science, including the Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC) and the Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI).
Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI)Develops means to collect and share childhood cancer data to learn from every child with cancer.
NCI Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC)Connects researchers with data sets and tools to analyze large- scale cancer research data in the cloud.
NCI-DOE CollaborationUses advanced computation, predictive models, AI/ML to accelerate precision oncology.
NIH Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability (STRIDES) InitiativeCollaborates with NIH partners to use commercial cloud services that modernize biomedical research.
Cancer Informatics for Cancer Centers: Scientific Drivers for Informatics, Data Science, and Care in Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Cancer. JCO Clinical Cancer Information, 2021.
The Potential of AI in Cancer Care and Research. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta—Reviews on Cancer, 2021.
Leveraging the Health Information Technology Infrastructure to Advance Federal Research Priorities. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 2020.
In the News
In the NewsCBIIT Director, Dr. Tony Kerlavage, along with NCI staff and a host of experts in childhood cancer research, recently published an article, “Cancer Informatics for Cancer Centers (CI4CC): Scientific Drivers for Informatics, Data Science, and Care in Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer,” in JCO Cancer Clinical Informatics. The article summarizes the Fall 2020 CI4CC Symposium and showcases the scope of initiatives underway to address childhood cancer, with a particular emphasis on how data science and informatics are helping to support these initiatives.CBIIT Director Dr. Tony Kerlavage loves data. He also loves to solve puzzles. In this blog, Dr. Kerlavage describes how advances in data and technology are helping us find solutions to some of today’s most pressing cancer-related questions. According to Dr. Kerlavage, there’s no problem too hard to solve and no question that we shouldn’t bother asking.NCI Director Dr. Ned Sharpless and CBIIT Director Dr. Tony Kerlavage recently published an article, “The Potential of AI in Cancer Care and Research,” which takes stock of current advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning and outlines some of the areas NCI hopes to explore in greater depth in the future.
- Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, San Diego
- M.S., Chemistry, University of California, San Diego
- B.S., Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University
- Senior Director of Global Service Development, Applied Biosystems and Life Technologies
- Senior Director, Online Information Business, Celera Genomics
- 2021 NCI Director’s Award, for work with the Safer-COVID Application Development Team
- 2021 NCI Director’s Award, for work with the COVID-19 Exposure Notification System Team
- 2020 NCI Director’s Award, for work with the COVID-19 Pandemic Infrastructure and Administrative Team
Jill S. Barnholtz-Sloan, Ph.D.Associate Director for Informatics and Data Science ProgramInformatics and Data Science Program