External Advisory Board

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The External Advisory Board (EAB) members is broad representative of the scientific missions of GHUCCTS and consist of representatives from funded CTSA institutions in order to benefit from their experience with implementing CTSA programs at their institutions. One member each will overlap with the EABs named for the BioInformatics and Research, Education, Training and Career Development components. In addition, members have been solicited from government agencies responsible for clinical research and health care policy research in the Washington, DC region, national organizations involved with training and education, foundations and industries. The EAB consists of 6 members, who will participate in semi-annual one-day, on-site meetings for the first 2 years of CTSA funding and in yearly meetings afterward. The primary goal of the on-site meetings will be to provide a general review of the GHUCCTS programs and goals, and to assess the degree to which milestones both for the overall program and each of its components have been achieved. These meetings will be planned and chaired by the Director of Tracking and Evaluation in consultation with the PIs. We anticipate both written and verbal presentations by the constituencies of the GHUCCTS and, in later years, targeted responses to questions that may be raised by the EAB at previous meetings.

Board Members:

Headshot of GHUCCTS EAB member Dr. William ChinWilliam W. Chin, MD
Bertarelli Professor Emeritus of Translational Medical Science, and Professor Emeritus of Medicine; Harvard Medical School
Former Executive Vice President, Science and Regulatory Advocacy;
Chief Medical Officer; Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

Dr. William W. Chin is Chief Medical Officer, Frequency Therapeutics and the former Executive Vice President for Science and Regulatory Advocacy and Chief Medical Officer at PhRMA (2013—2018). He was also the Executive Dean for Research, Bertarelli Professor of Translational Medical Science and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) from 2010—2013.

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Headshot of Dr. Daniel FordDaniel Ford, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, and Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management
Vice Dean for Clinical Investigation, School of Medicine;
Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Daniel Ford is the David M Levine Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins. He received his M.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo and came to Baltimore in 1982 to complete the Osler medicine residency at Johns Hopkins. 

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Julianne Imperato-McGinley, MD
Chief, Attending Professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Associate Dean for Translational Research and Education
Director and Principal Investigator for Clinical and Translational Science Center Weill Cornell Medical College

Dr. Julianne L. Imperato-McGinley is recognized as one of this nation’s finest endocrinologists. After graduating from the College of Mount Saint Vincent she entered the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine, earned the M.D., and began a career as a medical researcher in endocrinology.

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Headshot of Dr. Emma MeagherEmma A. Meagher, MD
Vice Dean and Chief Clinical Research Officer
Director, Clinical and Translational Research Training
Senior Associate Vice Provost, Human Research Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Emma A. Meagher, MD, serves as Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Meagher graduated cum laude with her medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland, and completed postgraduate training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Pharmacology.

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Headshot of Dr. Philip PaynePhilip R. O. Payne, PhD, FACMI
Robert J. Terry Professor and Director, Institute for Informatics (I2)
Professor of General Medical Sciences, School of Medicine
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Payne is an internationally-recognized leader in the field of translational bioinformatics (TBI) and clinical research informatics (CRI). He is the founding director of the Institute for Informatics (I2) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

He received his PhD with distinction in biomedical informatics from Columbia University, where his research focused on the use of knowledge engineering and human-computer interaction design principles in order to improve the efficiency of multi-site clinical and translational research programs.

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Headshot of Dr. Consuelo WilkinsConsuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI
Executive Director, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance
Associate Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University
Associate Professor of Medicine, Meharry Medical College

As Associate Director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, she oversees programs in team science and community engagement. Dr. Wilkins is currently a Principal Investigator of the Vanderbilt-Miami-Meharry Center of Excellence in Precision Medicine and Population Health, which focuses on decreasing disparities among African Americans and Latinos using precision medicine, and the Vanderbilt Recruitment Innovation Center, a national center dedicated to enhancing recruitment and retention in clinical trials.

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