NIH selects Dr. Sean Mooney as director of the Center for Information Technology

National Institutes of Health Director Monica M. Bertagnolli, M.D., has named Sean Mooney, Ph.D., as director of NIH’s Center for Information Technology (CIT). Dr. Mooney is expected to join NIH in mid-March.

“Dr. Mooney has spent his career developing effective and collaborative computing systems to support biomedical research. His background in bioinformatics and expertise in the implementation and governance of a multi-faceted research IT department make him particularly suited to lead NIH CIT,” said Dr. Bertagnolli. “I look forward to welcoming Dr. Mooney to the NIH leadership team and extend my gratitude to Ivor D’Souza who is serving as acting director of CIT following the retirement of former director Andrea Norris in September 2022.”

As CIT director, Dr. Mooney will oversee an approximately $400 million portfolio that includes a world-renowned supercomputer that allows researchers to conduct large-scale data analyses; a state-of-the-art network that enables research across NIH and around the world; cloud-based services that give researchers a cost-effective way to access datasets and advanced computational tools and services; and the latest collaboration tools to promote flexibility and productivity. CIT collaborates with the NIH intramural community in computational bioscience, engineering, informatics and statistics to help make biomedical discoveries that protect and improve our nation’s health. Additionally, CIT provides IT infrastructure and IT services to support all of NIH.

Dr. Sean Mooney

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