Andrea Norris, a more than 10-year veteran of the National Institutes of Health, will retire on Dec. 2 from the dual roles of chief information officer and director of the Center for Information Technology at NIH. 31.
Norris oversees the agency’s $1.6 billion technology portfolio, which supports research at 27 institutes and centers, as well as funded universities, Lawrence Tabak, acting director of the National Institutes of Health, said in a statement released Thursday. and medical researchers.
“NIH has greatly benefited from Andrea’s extensive knowledge of strategic planning, business management and technology,” Tabak said.
According to Tabak, Norris established the NIH Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability program, which has played a key role in promoting the adoption of cloud computing by biomedical researchers.
“She also led the expansion of Biowulf, ranked as one of the world’s top supercomputers dedicated to biomedical research, the NIH high-performance computing environment used by NIH researchers,” Tabak added.
Norris previously served as chief information officer and director of the Information Systems Division at the National Science Foundation, and as deputy chief information officer for management at NASA.