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Leadership - GRAND

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Steering Committee


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


Etty (Tika) Benveniste, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Research Administration
Professor at Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Immediate Past Chair

Kenira Thompson, PhD
Dean of Research & President of the Ponce Research Institute
Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine

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

Paul Hauptman, MD
Dean of UT Graduate School of Medicine
University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine

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

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

Emma Meagher, MD
Professor, Medicine and Pharmacology
Vice Dean & Chief Clinical Research Officer
Senior Assoc. Vice Provost Human Research
Assoc. Dean Master’s and Cert Programs
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

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

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 College and University System
Vice President for Research
Professor of Pharmacology and Microbiology and Immunology, New York Medical College
Professor of Dental Medicine, Touro College of Dental Medicine at NYMC

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

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

COD Liaison

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA 
Vice President for Medical Affairs
Dean, School of Medicine
John Z. & Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor 
University of Maryland

CFAS Liaison

Gabriela K. Popescu, PhD
Associate Professor Biochemistry; Anesthesiology; Neuroscience
Director of Graduate Affairs, Department of Biochemistry
UB Senator, Faculty Senate Executive Board|
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo

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