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  • Affinity Group

    Leadership - GRAND

    Steering Committee


    Etty (Tika) Benveniste, PhD 
    Senior Vice Dean for Research (HSOM)
    Associate Vice President for Medicine and Basic Sciences
    Charlene A. Jones Endowed Chair in Neuroimmunology
    Professor, Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology
    Co-Director, UAB Multiple Sclerosis Center
    Associate Director, Basic Science Research - O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center
    University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)


    Emma Meagher, MD 
    Professor, Medicine and Pharmacology
    Vice Dean & Chief Clinical Research Officer, Perelman School of Medicine 
    University of Pennsylvania
    Vice President, University of Pennsylvania Health System

    Immediate Past Chair

    Reginald Miller, DVM
    Dean for Research Operations & Infrastructure
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    Members at Large

    Corey C. Ford, MD, PhD
    Sr. Associate Dean for Research
    Professor of Neurology
    UNM Health Sciences Center
    University of New Mexico

    Howard Fox, MD, PhD
    Senior Associate Dean of Research
    Development Professor
    Executive Vice Chair, Pharmacology
    University of Nebraska College of Medicine

    Andrea Guiffrida, PhD
    Vice President for Research
    UT Health Science Center San Antonio

    Connie M. Lee PhD
    Associate Dean for Basic Science
    University of Chicago

    Celia Maxwell, MD, FACP
    Associate Dean for Research
    Howard University

    Lee Nadler, MD
    Dean for Clinical & Translational Research
    Harvard Medical School

    Ann Nattinger, MD, MPH
    Associate Provost for Research
    Senior Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine
    Professor of Medicine, Lady Riders Prof. of Breast Cancer Research
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Meharvan (Sonny) Singh, PhD
    Vice Provost for Research
    Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology
    Stritch School of Medicine
    Loyola University of Chicago

    Andrew Tayor, PhD
    Associate Dean of Research
    Boston University School of Medicine

    Sheila Vrana, PhD
    Associate Dean for Research
    Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

    Theodore (Ted) Wun, MD, FACP
    Professor of Medicine
    Chief- Division of Hematology and Oncology
    Associate Dean for Research
    UC Davis School of Medicine

    Program Committee Liaisons

    Salomon Amar, DDS, PhD
    Senior Vice President for Research Affairs, Touro University
    Vice President for Research, New York Medical College
    Professor of Pharmacology and Microbiology and Immunology, New York Medical College
    Professor of Dental Medicine, Touro College of Dental Medicine at NYMC

    Mary Heinricher
    Associate Dean, SoM Research
    Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

    Madhavi Kadakia, PhD
    Chair and Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
    Associate Dean for Research Affairs
    Wright State University School of Medicine