The Ad Hoc Group for
Medical Research

The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research is a coalition of nearly 400 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

Debbie Altenburg  
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities

Lizbet Boroughs
Association of American Universities

Renee Cruea/ Michael Heintz
Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research

Ellie Dehoney/ Sara Chang

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

Libby O'Hare
Lewis-Burke Associates LLC

Katie Grady
Society for Neuroscience

Mary Jo Hoeksema
Population Association of America Association of Population Centers

James Jorkasky
Nat'l Alliance for Eye & Vision Research

Ellen Kuo
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Lynn Marquis
Coalition for the Life Sciences

Wendy Naus
Consortium of Social Science Associations

Caroline Powers
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.

Tannaz Rasouli/ Christa Wagner
Association of American Medical Colleges

Dana Acton/ Brandon Leonard
American Association for Cancer Research

Mary Lee Watts

American Society for Microbiology

Richard Turman

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