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Jerry Ssu-Hsien Lee

Jerry S.H. Lee, Ph.D. Deputy Director Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives Office of the Director National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services Dr. Lee serves as a Health Sciences Director within the National Cancer Institute’s Office of the Director’s Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives where he provides leadership and oversight in planning, developing, and implementing rapid strategic technology initiatives that keep the Institute ahead of the scientific curve of potential new exciting areas and discoveries. Since its inception in 2003, the Center has supported more than 1,700 trans-disciplinary projects (over $1,088 million FY05 – FY14) through exploratory initiatives that focus on the integration of advanced technologies, trans-disciplinary approaches, infrastructures, and standards, to accelerate the creation of publicly available, broadly accessible, multi-dimensional data, knowledge, and tools to empower the entire cancer research continuum for patient benefit. Prior to joining the NCI, his research involved elucidating mechanisms of age-related diseases and has co-authored over twenty papers, five book chapters, and one book. He continues research as an adjunct associate professor at Johns Hopkins University, where he also earned his bachelor`s degree in biomedical engineering and Ph.D. in chemical and biomolecular engineering. Dr. Lee also holds an appointment at the Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center and collaborates with clinicians on next generation patient-centered outcomes research. He is a member of the Innovation Policy Forum of the National Academies Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, the Foundation for the NIH’s Biomarkers’ Consortium Cancer Steering Committee, the Health and Environmental Sciences Institute’s Board of Trustees, and the editorial board of Convergence Science Physical Oncology journal.