Supporting those who are committed to applying scientific methodologies to accelerate advances in human health.


Amplify Your Impact

Standing Committee members volunteer within the organization by joining the Advocacy Committee, Awards Committee, Communications Committee, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, Finance Committee, Membership Committee, Nominating Committee, Parliamentary Committee, Professional Development Committee, Program Committee for Translational Science, and Publications Committee.

Learn more and get involved by contacting ACTS Headquarters for more information.

Advocacy Committee

Promotes clinical research and translational science to individuals and groups outside the organization that influence policy or funding impacting the profession, other organizations who share common interests, and individuals and groups that may directly benefit from ACTS' actions.

>> Meet the Committee

  • Robert Kimberly, MD (Chair)
  • Allan Brasier, MD (Board Liaison)
  • Nita Limdi, Pharm.D
  • Christopher Lindsell, PhD
  • Matt Rizzo, MD
  • Brian Smith, MD

Awards Committee

Serves as an advisory committee to the Board of Directors on matters pertaining to ACTS Awards presented at the Translational Science annual meeting.

>> Meet the Committee

  • Kathleen Fisch, PhD (Chair)
  • Gia Mudd-Martin, RN, MPH, PhD
  • Susan Murphy, SCD, OTR
  • Brad Pollock, PhD, MPH
  • Jackilen Shannon, PhD
  • Brian Smith, MD
  • Scott Steele, PhD (Board Liaison)

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee serves as an advisory committee of the ACTS Board of Directors on matters pertaining to overall ACTS communications strategy, including electronic, print, and social media. 

>> Meet the Committee

  • Elif Oral, MD (Co-Chair)
  • Nicholas Kenyon, MD, MS (Co-Chair)
  • Megan Bronson, MPH
  • Aimee Edgeworth, BA
  • Veronica Hoyo, PhD
  • Alex Kaizer, PhD
  • Michelle Romanick, BA

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

The committee develops and enacts strategies to address diversity, equity, and inclusion across all ACTS activities. 

>> Meet the Committee

  • Doris Rubio, PhD (Chair)
  • Joy Balls-Berry, PhD, MPE (Chair)
  • Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD
  • LaTonya Berryhill, MBA
  • Rick McGee, PhD
  • Doriane Miller, MD
  • Jareen Meinzen-Derr, PhD, MPH
  • Shari Messinger, PhD
  • Pricilla Pemu, M.B.B.S., M.S.C.R., F.A.C.P.
  • Chris Pfund, PhD

Finance Committee

Evaluates the financial status of ACTS and provides recommendations to the Association's Board of Directors on financial matters.

>> Meet the Committee

  • Julian Solway, MD (Chair)
  • Allan Brasier, MD
  • Linda Cottler, PhD, MPH

Membership Committee

The ACTS Membership Committee considers data related to the association's membership.

>> Meet the Committee

  • John Buse, MD, PhD (Chair)
  • Christopher Lindsell, PhD
  • Matt Rizzo, MD
  • Heidi Spratt, PhD

Nominating Committee

Manages the nominations process for the selection of the Association's Board of Directors.

>> Meet the Committee

  • Karen Martinez-Gonzalez, MD, MSc (Chair)
  • Lisa Guay-Woodford, MD
  • Rachel Hess, MD, MS
  • Kathleen Stevens, RN, EdD, FAAN

Parliamentary Committee

The committee regularly reviews the ACTS bylaws and policies, and provides recommendations for revisions.

>> Meet the Committee

  • Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD (Chair)
  • Allan Brasier, MD
  • Linda Cottler, PhD, MPH
  • Karen Martinez-Gonzalez, MD, MSc

Professional Development Committee

Focuses on fostering educational research, 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.

>> Meet the Committee

  • Marie Norman (Co-Chair)
  • Gaetano Romano Lotrecchiano (Co-Chair)
  • Layla Fattah
  • Colleen Mayowski
  • Paige McDonald
  • Alfred Vitale

Translational Science Program Committee

Consists of members from ACTS, CR Forum, AAMC and AFMR that aims to create a diverse education program for the annual meeting.

>> Meet the Committee

  • Vicki Ellingrod, Pharm.D., FCCP (Chair)
  • Joy Balls Berry, PhD, MPE (Co-Chair) 

Publications Committee

Improves the quality and content of the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science (JCTS), published through Cambridge University Press.

>> Meet the Committee

  • Emma Meagher, MD (Chair)
  • Lars Berglund, MD, PhD (Editor in Chief)
  • Rowena Dolor, MD, MHS
  • Laura James, MD (Board Liaison)
  • Jareen Meinzen-Derr, PhD, MPH 

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