The Ad Hoc Group for
Medical Research

The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research is a coalition of more than 200 patient and voluntary health groups, medical and scientific societies, academic and research organizations, and industry. The Ad Hoc Group has one mission: to enhance the federal investment in biomedical, behavioral, social, and population-based research by increasing the funding for the National Institutes of Health.

Steering Committee

Ad Hoc Group activities are directed through a Steering Committee of representatives of research advocates across the stakeholder community.

Executive Director: Tannaz Rasouli
Lizbet Boroughs
Association of American Universities

Renee Cruea

Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research

Ellie Dehoney/ Sara Chang

Lyle Dennis
Cavarocchi Ruscio Dennis Associates, L.L.C

Erica Froyd
Lewis-Burke Associates LLC

Michael Heintz
Society for Neuroscience

Mary Jo Hoeksema
Population Association of America
Association of Population Centers

James Jorkasky 
Nat'l Alliance for Eye & Vision Research

Lynn Marquis 
Coalition for the Life Sciences

Wendy Naus 
Consortium of Social Science Associations

Caroline Powers 
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.

Jennifer Poulakidas 
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities

Tannaz Rasouli/ Christa Wagner
Association of American Medical Colleges

Jon Retzlaff/Mary Lee Watts
American Association for Cancer Research

Pat White/Debbie Forrest

Jennifer Zeitzer 
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Comments, requests, and suggestions related to the Ad Hoc Group's web page and list serve are welcome and should be directed to Tannaz Rasouli (202-828-0525).


The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research

For additional information about the Ad Hoc Group, please contact the coalition’s Executive Director, Tannaz Rasouli, at


Phone: (202) 828-0525