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Cures Acceleration Network Review Board Roster

Chairperson
Freda C. Lewis-Hall, M.D. (2015)
Chief Medical Officer
Pfizer
New York, N.Y.

Vice Chairperson
Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, M.D., Ph.D. (2016)
Director of Genomic Medicine
Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy
Executive Director, Center for Personalized Medicine
Duke University Health System
Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, N.C.
Executive Secretary
Danilo A. Tagle, Ph.D., M.S.
Associate Director for Special Initiatives
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Md.

Board Members

(Terms end 9/30 of designated year.)

Margaret A. Anderson, M.A. (2014)
Executive Director
FasterCures
Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions
Washington, D.C.

Robert J. Beall, Ph.D. (2016)
President and CEO
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Bethesda, Md.

R. Alta Charo, J.D. (2016)
Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law & Bioethics
University of Wisconsin Law School and School of
Medicine & Public Health
Madison, Wis.

Jorge L. Contreras, J.D. (2014)
Associate Professor
Washington College of Law
American University
Washington, D.C.

Pamela B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D. (2015)
Dean and Vice President for Medical Affairs
Office of the Dean
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D. (2014)
Chief Mission Officer
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
White Plains, N.Y.

Mary L. Disis, M.D. (2015)
Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Oncology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, Wash.

Frank L. Douglas, Ph.D., M.D. (2016)
President and CEO
Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron
Akron, Ohio

Victoria G. Hale, Ph.D. (2015)
CEO and Founder
Medicines360
San Francisco, Calif.
Eric D. Kodish, M.D. (2014)
F.J. O'Neill Professor and Chairman
Department of Bioethics
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio

Bernard H. Munos, M.B.A. (2016)
Founder
InnoThink Center for Research in Biomedical Innovation
Indianapolis, Ind.

Franklyn G. Prendergast, M.D., Ph.D. (2014)
Professor of Pharmacology and of Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Mayo Medical School
Rochester, Minn.

Todd B. Sherer, Ph.D. (2015)
CEO
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
New York, N.Y.

Lawrence A. Soler, J.D. (2015)
President and CEO
Partnership for a Healthier America
Washington, D.C.

Myrl Weinberg, M.A. (2015)
President
National Health Council, Inc.
Washington, D.C.

Scott J. Weir, Pharm.D., Ph.D. (2016)
Director
Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation
University of Kansas Cancer Center
Kansas City, Kan.

Paul G. Yock, M.D. (2014)
Martha Meier Weiland Professor
Departments of Bioengineering and Medicine, Program in Biodesign
Stanford University
Stanford, Calif.

Representative Members

Ankit A. Mahadevia, M.D., M.B.A. (2016)
Principal
Atlas Venture
Cambridge, Mass.

Susan E. Siegel, M.S. (2014)
CEO
healthymagination
General Electric Co.
Menlo Park, Calif.
Robert I. Tepper, M.D. (2016)
Partner
Third Rock Ventures, LLC
Boston, Mass.

Tadataka Yamada, M.D. (2014)
Chief Medical and Scientific Officer
Executive Vice President
Takeda Pharmaceuticals International
Seattle, Wash.

Ad Hoc Members

Kate Beardsley, J.D.
Beardsley Law PLLC
Washington, DC

Ex Officio Members

Office of the Secretary, DHHS
Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Secretary
Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, D.C.

Food and Drug Administration
Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D.
Commissioner
Silver Spring, Md.

National Science Foundation
Susanne Hambrusch, Ph.D.
Director
Division of Computing and Communication Foundations
Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering
Arlington, Va.
National Institutes of Health
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director
Bethesda, Md.

Department of Defense
Terry M. Rauch, Ph.D.
Director
Defense Health Program Research and Development
Force Health Protection and Readiness Company
Department of Defense
Falls Church, Va.

Department of Veterans Affairs
David Atkins, M.D., M.P.H.
Director
Health Services Research and Development
Washington, D.C. 20420