David Darr
David Darr

David B. Darr has been appointed associate director of administration of the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

In this important cancer center role, Darr is responsible for overseeing the general administration and staff of UNC Lineberger as well as facility operations, space assessment of Center campus and off campus units, strategic planning, center leadership meeting structure, and shared resources and technology updates. He will rely on his knowledge of cancer center operations to oversee the development and submission of UNC Lineberger’s cancer core grant application to the National Cancer Institute this January.

Darr previously served as assistant director of research operations at UNC Lineberger since 2014, and he was the director of the cancer center’s Mouse Phase One Unit from January 2009 to May 2014. His experience in all aspects of translational research, its funding and its publication was a major reason for his selection.

“David brings to this position a wealth of administrative expertise, a deep knowledge of the cancer center, our faculty and our mission and a passion for advancing our understanding of cancer and its causes,” said Shelton Earp, MD, director of UNC Lineberger. “We’re fortunate to have David to become a member of our senior leadership team; his analytic and problem-solving abilities have been shown repeatedly over his decade with the cancer center. His interactive style allows him to be an outstanding advocate for faculty and staff across the basic, clinical and population sciences.”

Darr earned his master of business administration degree from East Carolina University. He also earned his master of science in biology from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and his bachelor of science in biology from Wake Forest University.