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NCATS Advisory Council Roster

Chairperson
Christopher P. Austin, M.D.
Director
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland
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, Maryland

Council Members*

(Terms end 9/30 of designated year.)

Margaret A. Anderson, M.A. (2015)
Executive Director
FasterCures
Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions
Washington, D.C.

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, Wisconsin

Jorge L. Contreras, J.D. (2015)
Associate Professor
S.J. Quinney College of Law
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

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. (2015)
President and CEO
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
White Plains, New York

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

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

Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, M.D., Ph.D. (2016)
Director, Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Biomedical Engineering
Duke University School of Medicine
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Duke Pratt School of Engineering
Durham, North Carolina
Eric D. Kodish, M.D. (2015)
F.J. O'Neill Professor and Chairman
Department of Bioethics
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio

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

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

Franklyn G. Prendergast, M.D., Ph.D. (2015)
Professor of Pharmacology and of Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Mayo Medical School
Rochester, Minnesota

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

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

Paul G. Yock, M.D. (2015)
Martha Meier Weiland Professor
Departments of Bioengineering and Medicine, Program in Biodesign
Stanford University
Stanford, California

Representative Members

Ankit A. Mahadevia, M.D., M.B.A. (2016)
Principal
Atlas Venture
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Robert I. Tepper, M.D. (2016)
Partner
Third Rock Ventures, LLC
Boston, Massachusetts

Ad Hoc Members

Harry P. Selker, M.D.
Executive Director
Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Anantha Shekhar, M.D.
Associate Dean for Translational Research
Department of Psychiatry
School of Medicine
Indiana University
Indianapolis, Indiana

Ex Officio Members

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

National Institutes of Health
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director
Bethesda, Maryland
Department of Veterans Affairs
David Atkins, M.D., M.P.H.
Director
Health Services Research and Development
Washington, D.C.

Members of the NCATS Advisory Council also serve on the Cures Acceleration Network Review Board.

*One vacancy due to a deferral.