Elvan “Ellie” Daniels, MD, MPH, has moved into the SVP, Extramural Discovery Science role permanently. She had been serving as interim lead since April 1, and as a member of the Office of Cancer Research and Implementation (OCRI) leadership team since mid-January.
"Ellie’s leadership these last five months has been outstanding, and her list of accomplishments in this short period of time is impressive. She has a broad vision for expanding and diversifying our extramural research programs, along with detailed operational experience in all areas," said our Chief Medical and Scientific Officer Bill Cance, MD. "I have the utmost confidence that she is the right person for the job. She is passionate about cultivating a diverse research community and addressing health disparities which is so critical to our success," he added.
Under Dr. Daniels leadership this year we have launched three innovative programs to broaden our impact and extend the reach of our mission work: Diversity in Cancer Research – Internships, Institutional Development Grants to each of the four Historically Black Colleges and Universities medical schools, and Cancer Health Equity Research Centers at Minority Serving Institutions.
Dr. Daniels joined ACS in 2012. As senior scientific director for clinical and cancer control research, she oversaw research program development, pre-application management, peer review, and grant management in the areas of cancer prevention, screening and early detection, access to care, cancer treatment, palliative care, and survivorship. Research reviewed in her program included psychosocial and behavioral research, implementation and dissemination science, community-based participatory and practice-based research, clinical trials, and health equity research.
Dr. Daniels is a family physician who previously served as an associate professor at Morehouse School of Medicine and directed the school’s Southeast Regional Clinician Network, a practice-based research network.