Brenda R. Duggan, R.N.

Biomedical Informatics Specialist

  • Current Role

    Current Role

    I currently serve as the NCI Metadata Repository content manager, overseeing a team of expert curators and leading a team of trainers in support of cancer research organizations standards implementation. I also oversee the Application Support Team, who supports end users in the use of NCI tools and services.

  • Projects


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    Cancer Data Standards Registry and Repository (caDSR)

    Provides access to oncology research common data elements and forms.
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    Enterprise Vocabulary Services

    Provides terminology content and tools to code, analyze, and share cancer and biomedical research information.
  • Background



    • B.S., Nursing, Boise State University

    Recent Awards

    • 2009 NIH Director’s Award, for leadership in the development of the National Community Cancer Center Program (NCCCP)