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NCATS Advisory Council

Council Roster

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

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

Council Members*

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

Ronald J. Bartek, M.A. (2020)
Co-Founder and Founding President
Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance
Arlington, Virginia

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

Katharine Ku, M.S. (2020)
Executive Director
Office of Technology Licensing and the Industrial Contracts Office
Stanford University
Stanford, California

Brad Margus, M.B.A. (2020)
Chief Executive Officer
Cerevance, Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts

G. Lynn Marks, M.D. (2020)
Senior Research and Development Advisor
Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, HHS (CTR)
Washington, D.C.

Kalpana M. Merchant, Ph.D. (2020)
President and Chief Scientific Officer
TransThera Consulting Company
Portland, Oregon

Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D. (2020)
President and Dean
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and  Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

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

Anantha Shekhar, M.D., Ph.D. (2018)
Director
Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
Associate Vice President of Research for University Clinical Affairs
Distinguished Professor, Indiana University
Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs
August M. Watanabe Professor of Medical Research
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurobiology and of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Executive Vice President for Research
Indiana University Health
Indianapolis, Indiana

Todd B. Sherer, Ph.D. (2020)
Chief Executive Officer
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
New York, New York

Stephen P. Spielberg, M.D., Ph.D.(2020)
Retired Pediatrician and Clinical Pharmacologist
Therapeutic Innovation and Regulatory Science
Upper Gwynedd, Pennsylvania

Sharon F. Terry, M.A. (2020)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Genetic Alliance
Washington, D.C.

Ex Officio Members

Department of Health and Human Services
Alex M. Azar II, J.D.
Secretary
Washington, D.C.

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

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

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.
Professor of Neurology
School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

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

Eric J. Topol, M.D.
Founder and Director
Scripps Translational Science Institute
Executive Vice President and Professor, Molecular Medicine
The Scripps Research Institute
LaJolla, California

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

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