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 P. Kimberly, MD (Chair)
  • Rachel Alvey, ASN, RN, BHHS
  • 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)
  • Allan Brasier, MD (Board Liaison)
  • Brian Smith, MD
  • Susan Murphy, SCD OTR
  • Gia Mudd-Martin, RN, MPH, PhD
  • Jackilen Shannon, PhD
  • Brad Pollock, PhD, MPH

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)
  • Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD
  • Joy Balls-Berry, PhD, MPE
  • LaTonya Berryhill, MBA
  • Rick McGee, PhD
  • Doriane Miller, MD
  • Jareen Meinzen-Derr, PhD, MPH
  • Shari Messinger Cayetano, 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)
  • Karen Martinez-Gonzalez, MD, MSc
  • Linda Cottler, PhD, MPH

Membership Committee

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

>> Meet the Committee

  • Felicity Enders, PhD (Chair)
  • John Buse, MD, PhD
  • Christopher Lindsell, PhD
  • Matt Rizzo, MD
  • Heidi Spratt, PhD
  • Karen Weavers, M.Ed.

Nominating Committee

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

>> Meet the Committee

  • Christopher Lindsell, PhD (Chair)
  • Rachel Hess, MD, MS
  • Kathleen Stevens, RN, EdD, FAAN
  • Lisa Guay-Woodford, MD

Parliamentary Committee

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

>> Meet the Committee

  • Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD (Chair)
  • Linda Cottler, PhD, MPH
  • Christopher Lindsell, PhD
  • 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)
  • Cecilia Patino Sutton, MD, MeD, PhD
  • Janice Gabrilove, MD
  • Maureen Murtaugh, PhD
  • Martina Clarke, PhD, MSHI
  • Adrian Preda, MD
  • Vicki Ellingrod, Pharm.D., FCCP (Board Liaison)

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

  • Linda Cottler, PhD, MPH (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)
  • Olufunmilola Abraham, PhD, MS, BPharm
  • Rowena Dolor, MD, MHS
  • Jareen Meinzen-Derr, PhD, MPH 
  • Maya Ragavan, MD, MPH, MS