ACTS Committees and Responsibilities

Program Committee for Translational Science 2020

Chairs: Christopher John Lindsell, PhD, Kathryn Sandberg, PhD, Anne B. Curtis, MD

Members: Scott Steele, PhD, Frederick J. Meyers, MD, MACP, Robert P. Kimberly, MD, Carol Merchant, Michael Liebman, PhD, Jason G Umans, MD, PHD, Vicki Ellingrod, PharmD, FCCP, Karen Weavers, Heidi Spratt, PhD, Mickey Eder, Lori Wiseman, Boris Volkov

A standing committee to plan the content and program for Translational Science 2018. Consisting of members from ACTS, CR Forum, AAMC, and AFMR, this committee aims to provide a diverse content base for Translational Science 2020.

Awards Committee

Chair: Donald McClain, MD, PhD
Members: Elba Caraballo, MA, MSW, PhD, Gayathri Devi, PhD, Gabrielle Gold-von Simson, MD, Sean Mooney, PhD, Maureen Murtaugh, PhD

The Awards Committee serves as an advisory committee to the ACTS Board of Directors on matters pertaining to ACTS awards presented at the annual meeting. The ACTS Awards Committee reviews all submissions and selects the recipients for each award presented. The Committee responds to requests to review existing, or establish new, award policies.

Coalition for Clinical and Translational Science Committee

Chair: Harry Selker, MD
Members: Daniel Ernest Ford, MD, MPH, Harry B. Greenberg, MD, Rebecca Jackson, MD, Robert P. Kimberly, MD, Christopher John Lindsell, PhD, Emma Meagher, MD, Frederick J. Meyers, MD, MACP, Herbert Pardes, MD, Harry Shamoon, MD

A standing committee on advocacy to promote translational science, clinical research and training to individuals and groups external to the organization that influence policy or funding decisions impacting the profession, organizations who share interests with ACTS, and individuals and groups that may be benefited through the actions of ACTS.

Education, Training, and Career Development Committee

Chair: Cecilia Patino-Sutton, MD, MeD, PhD

Members: Rebecca Jackson, MD, Doris Rubio, PhD, Helen Yin, PhD, Janice Gabrilove, MD

A standing committee on education, training and career development. This committee shall be responsible for promoting the academic disciplines of research education, fostering educational research focused on improving training for translational research careers, sharing methods for effective evaluation of education programs, facilitating the development and implementation of effective mentoring programs, and coordinating with organizations external to ACTS in areas where there are shared interests.

Finance Committee

Chair: David Center, MD

Members: Fred Meyers, MD, MACP; Karen Martinez-Gonzalez, MD, MSc

The Finance committee will evaluate financial status of ACTS, including annual budgets and budget updates, annual audit and IRS 990 filings, and provide recommendations to the Board on financial matters. Membership will be solicited from members at large in good standing with financial experience and expertise within their home institutions. 

Nominating Committee

Chair: Robert P. Kimberly, MD

Members: Doris Rubio, PhD; Bradley Evanoff, MD, MPH; Rebecca Jackson, MD; Cynthia D. Morris, PhD, MPH

A standing committee on that focuses on the nominations process for the Board of Directors.

Publications Committee

Chair: Barry Coller, MD

Members: Emma Meagher, MD; Rebecca Jackson, MD; Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD

A standing committee to improve the quality and content of the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, published through Cambridge University Press.