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Kim Clarke, PhD

Research Special Programs & Projects

Why I Work at ACS

I joined the ACS because I wanted to be a part of an organization with a strong mission that was committed to investing in science and bettering health.”

At ACS since 2019

Kim Clarke, PhD, is Director of Special Programs and Projects in Extramural Discovery Sciences (EDS). The goal of EDS is to invest in young cancer researchers across the cancer continuum to further our understanding of and better our ability to treat cancer. 

As the Director of Research Special Programs and Projects, Clarke plans, develops, and manages the portfolio of Special Projects within EDS. As part of this role, she connects with stakeholders, facilitates the peer review of grants, and communicates about the active research we have funded.

In addition, she serves as the EDS representative on the Office of Cancer Research & Information (OCRI): Marketing/Communication Team.



Work before ACS

  • Emory University, Department of Chemistry, Postdoc
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Center for Chemical Evolution, Postdoc


  • PhD: Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015
  • BS: Biochemistry, Mercyhurst University, 2010
  • BS: Applied Forensic Science, Mercyhurst University, 2010