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, PharmD, PhD, MSPH, FAHA
  • Suresh Bhavnani, PhD
  • Nicole Martino, PhD
  • Tiffany Pineda, BA
  • Christopher Lindsell, PhD
  • Emily Dillon, PhD
  • Katia Noyes, PhD, MPH
  • Matt Rizzo, MD
  • Carl Schulman, MD, PhD, MSPH

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

  • Brad Pollock, PhD, MPH (Chair)
  • Nita Limdi, PharmD, PhD, MSPH, FAHA (Board Liaison)
  • Carmen Buxo, DrPH, MPH, MSc
  • Rajnesh Prasad, MBA
  • Hadi Khazaei, MD, MS
  • Chen Zhang, PhD
  • Victoria Tiase, PhD, RN
  • Peter Elkin, MD

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)
  • Michelle Romanick, BA (Co Chair)
  • Martin Zand, MD, PhD (Board Liaison)
  • Barbara Segarra-Vazquez, DHSc
  • Athena McKay, MSA
  • Michelle Maclay, BS
  • Dominic Reeds, MD
  • Tamara Mandell, M.Ed

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

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

>> Meet the Committee

  • Doriane Miller, MD (Chair)
  • Doris Rubio, PhD (Board Liaison)
  • Jareen Meinzen-Derr, PhD, MPH
  • Mark Bolding, PhD
  • Lisa Fornaresio, PhD
  • Sejal Mistry, BA
  • Minerva Orellana, PhD, MS
  • Yasheca Ebanks, MS
  • Janet Mighty, BS Pharm, MBA, FASHP
  • Abu Mosa, PhD
  • Gelise Thomas, JD, MS, BA
  • Sergio Navarro, MD, MBA

Finance Committee

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

>> Meet the Committee

  • William Stoops, PhD (Chair)
  • Linda Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE
  • Allan Brasier, MD

Membership Committee

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

>> Meet the Committee

  • Heidi Spratt, PhD
  • Pouran Famili, DDS, DMD, MDS, MPH, PhD
  • Rajnesh Prasad, MBA
  • Carl Schulman, MD, PhD, MSPH
  • Siyu Chen, MPH

Nominating Committee

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

>> Meet the Committee

  • Linda Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE (Chair)
  • Laura James, MD (Board Liaison)
  • Matt Rizzo, MD
  • Priscilla Pemu, MBBS, MSCR, FACP
  • Jessica Reynolds, PhD
  • Catalina Lopez-Quintero, MD, PhD, MPH

Parliamentary Committee

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

>> Meet the Committee

  • Joyce Balls-Berry, PhD, MPE (Chair)
  • Linda Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE
  • Allan Brasier, MD
  • William Stoops, PhD

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

  • Layla Fattah, EdD (Co Chair)
  • Alfred Vitale, PhD (Co Chair)
  • Lourdes Soto de Lauido, EdD, MPHE (Board Liaison)
  • Cody Ashby, PhD, MS
  • Karen Lindsley, DNP, MSN, RN, CDE, CCRC
  • Michael Ranella, MBA, MPH
  • Sharon Rounds, MD
  • Matthew Allen, PhD
  • Cara Berkowitz, MD
  • Lisa Palladino Kim, MS
  • Apoorva Reddy, BS
  • Pingsheng Wu, PhD
  • Catherine Sedota, MS
  • Charity Ball, MSN
  • Anqing Zhang, PhD
  • Saundra Seabrook, MS

Publications Committee

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

>> Meet the Committee

  • Robert Kimberly, MD, MS (Chair)
  • Christopher Lindsell, PhD (JCTS Editor in Chief)
  • Laura James, MD (Board Liaison)
  • Yulia Levites, PhD
  • Mario Schootman, PhD
  • Karen Coker, BA, MIA
  • Diane Harper, MD, MPH, MS
  • Boris Volkov, PhD
  • Roy Poblete, MD
  • Adeyinka Dayo, DMD, BDS, MS
  • Terry Selfe, DC, PhD
  • Pouran Famili, DDS, DMD, MDS, MPH, PhD
  • Alysia vandenBerg, PhD

Translational Science Program Committee

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

>> Meet the Committee

  • Jareen Meinzen-Derr, PhD, MPH, FACE (Chair)

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