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 Awards Committee, Coalition for Clinical and Translational Science Committee, Education, Training and Career Development Committee, Finance Committee, Nominating 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)
  • Coalition for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Subcommittee. This subcommittee consists of members of ACTS and CR Forum.

CCTS Executive Subcommittee:

  • Christopher John Lindsell, PhD (Co-Chair)
  • Harry Selker, MD (Co-Chair)
  • Rebecca Jackson, MD
  • Harry B. Greenberg, MD
  • Herbert Padres, MD
  • Emma Meagher, MD
  • Karen Martinez-Gonzalez, MD, MSc
  • Harry Shamoon, MD
  • Daniel Ernest Ford, MD, MPH

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

  • Donald McClain, MD, PhD (Chair)
  • Elba Caraballo, MA, MSW, PhD
  • Gayathri Devi, PhD
  • Gabrielle Gold-von Simson, MD
  • Sean Mooney, PhD
  • Maureen Murtaugh, PhD
  • Allan Brasier, MD
  • Brian Smith, MD

Education, Training and Career 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

  • Cecilia Patino-Sutton, MD, MeD, PhD (Chair)
  • Martina Clarke, PhD
  • Janice Gabrilove, MD
  • Gaetano Lotrecchiano, EdD, PhD
  • Maureen Murtaugh, PhD
  • Marie Norman, PhD
  • Adrian Preda, MD
  • Helen Yin, PhD
  • Vicki Ellingrod, Pharm.D., FCCP (Board Liaison)

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)
  • Christopher John Lindsell, PhD
  • Karen Martinez-Gonzalez, MD, MSc

Nominating Committee

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

>> Meet the Committee

  • Frederick J. Meyers, MD, MACP (Chair)
  • Rebecca Jackson, MD
  • Philip Kern, MD
  • Cynthia D. Morris, PhD, MPH
  • Doris Rubio, PhD

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

  • Felicity Enders, PhD, MPH (Chair)
  • Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD
  • Michael Holinstat, PhD
  • Karen Weavers, MEd
  • Rajpreet Chahal, PhD
  • Karen Martinez, MD, MSc
  • Christopher Frei, PharmD
  • Kathryn Sandberg, PhD
  • Liane Schneller, PhD, MS
  • Zach Rivers, PharmD
  • Vicki Ellingrod, PharmD, FCCP
  • Cherry Wongtrakool, MD
  • Charity Sauder, MS
  • Michael Liebman, PhD
  • Anne Curtis, MD
  • Heidi Spratt, PhD, MS
  • Colleen Crouch, PhD
  • Souvik Sarkar, MBBS, PhD
  • Marina Walther-António, PhD, MS
  • Donald McClain, MD, PhD
  • Elif Oral, MD
  • Linda Cottler, PhD, MPH
  • Jason Umans, MD, PhD
  • Boris Volkov, PhD, MA
  • Peter Elkin, MD
  • Bridget Hawryluk, MFA
  • Aaron Leppin, PhD
  • Kari Stephens, PhD
  • Geoff Curran, PhD
  • Cheryl Gatto, PhD, PMP
  • Nathan Shippee, PhD
  • Jane Mahoney, MD
  • Amy Kilbourne, PhD, MPH
  • Mark Bolding, PhD
  • Emmanuel Gabriel, MD, PhD
  • Leah Welty, PhD
  • Elaine Fisher, PhD, RN, CNE
  • Wayne T. McCormack, PhD
  • Joyce Balls-Berry, PhD, MPE
  • Laura Hanson, MS, PMP
  • Lauren Balmert, PhD
  • Jungwei Fan, PhD, MS
  • Andrea Murray, MPH
  • Gina-Maria Pomann, PhD
  • Megan Bronson, MPH

Publications Committee

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

>> Meet the Committee

  • Barry Coller, MD (Chair)
  • Lars Berglund, MD, PhD (Editor in Chief)
  • Emma Meagher, MD
  • Olufunmilola Abraham, PhD, MS, BPharm
  • Maya Ragavan, MD, MPH, MS
  • Rowena Dolor, MD, MHS
  • Jareen Meinzen-Derr, PhD, MPH