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Cures Acceleration Network (CAN) Review Board

CAN Review Board Roster

G. Lynn Marks, M.D.
Former Senior Vice President for Research and Development, Senior Clinical Advisor
Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Executive Secretary
Anna L. Ramsey-Ewing, Ph.D.
Office of Grants Management and Scientific Review
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Vice Chairperson
Ronald J. Bartek
Co-Founder and Founding President
Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA)
Arlington, Virginia

Board Members

(Terms end 9/30 of designated year, unless otherwise noted.)       

Daniel L. Hartman, M.D. (2019)
Director of Integrated Development
Global Health Discovery Program
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Seattle, Washington

Megan O’Boyle (2019)
Principal Investigator
Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Data Network
Arlington, Virginia

Alan Palkowitz, Ph.D. (2019)
Vice President of Discovery Chemistry Research and Technologies
Eli Lilly and Company
Lilly Corporate Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

Harry P. Selker, M.D. (2018)
Executive Director
Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies
Tufts Medical Center
Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts

Anantha Shekhar, M.D., Ph.D. (2018)
Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
Associate Dean for Translational Research
Raymond E. Houk Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of Pharmacology and Neurobiology
Associate Vice President for Research for University Clinical Affairs
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

Ex Officio Members

Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, D.C.

National Institutes of Health
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Bethesda, Maryland

Food and Drug Administration
Scott Gottlieb, M.D.
Silver Spring, Maryland

National Science Foundation
S. Rao Kosaraju, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Computing and Communication Foundations
Arlington, Virginia

Department of Defense
Terry M. Rauch, Ph.D.
Director of Research & Development
Policy & Oversight Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs)
U.S. Department of Defense
Falls Church, Virginia

Department of Veterans Affairs
Rachel Ramoni, D.M.D., Sc.D.
Chief Research and Development Officer
Office of Research and Development
Washington, D.C.

Ad Hoc Members

Katharine Ku, M.S.
Executive Director
Office of Technology Licensing and the Industrial Contracts Office
Stanford University
Stanford, California

Richard E. Kuntz, M.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Clinical and Regulatory Officer
Department of Neuromodulation
Medtronic, Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Geoffrey Shiu Fei Ling, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neurology
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Ellicott City, Maryland

Brad Margus
Chief Executive Officer
Cerevance, Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts

Kalpana M. Merchant, Ph.D.
President and Chief Scientific Officer
TransThera Consulting Company
Portland, Oregon

Matthew Might, Ph.D.
Director, Hugh Kaul Personalized Medicine Institute
Hugh Kaul Endowed Chair in Personalized Medicine
Professor, Internal Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and  Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Todd B. Sherer, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
New York, New York

Stephen P. Spielberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Therapeutic Innovation and Regulatory Science
Upper Gwynedd, Pennsylvania

Sharon F. Terry, M.A.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Genetic Alliance
Washington, D.C.

Eric J. Topol, M.D.
Scripps Translational Science Institute
LaJolla, California

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

Last updated: 11-08-2017
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