Peggy McClelland currently serves as a program specialist in the Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation, where she facilitates efficient contracting procedures. Before that, she served as the team lead for procurement in the NCATS Office of the Director.
McClelland joined NIH in 2005 as a purchasing agent for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. One year later, she transferred to the National Human Genome Research Institute’s Intramural Administrative Management Branch and handled the purchasing needs for the NIH Chemical Genomics Center (NCGC; now at NCATS) for six years. In 2007, McClelland received an award for the Most Outstanding Purchasing Agent at NIH for procuring more than $4 million worth of equipment for NCGC. In August 2012, she became an administrative officer with the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research Basic Research Administrative Resource Center, where her work initially focused on travel before expanding to serve the complete administrative needs of the Laboratory of Immune Cell Biology and then the Vaccine Branch.
Prior to working at NIH, McClelland worked in customer service for a laboratory supply company. She is a regular keyworker for the Combined Federal Campaign and enjoys portrait painting in her spare time.
McClelland’s professional interests are bridging administrative and program areas and creating an atmosphere of teamwork between the two. She enjoys learning all she can about both; coming from a procurement and administrative background, she wants to provide the best possible support for the science.