Working Group

This is the trans-NIH Working Group that oversees the development, implementation, communication, and assessment of the Common Fund program.

Chair: 

Co-Chairs are Institute or Center (IC) directors or IC senior staff who lead the Working Group and have the authority to approve major activities and funding actions.

Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D.
Director
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Leadership Team & Points of Contact: 

Coordinators:

Colin Fletcher, Ph.D.
Program Director
Knock Out Mouse Program
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
 

Oleg Mirochnitchenko, Ph.D. 
Program Director
Division of Comparative Medicine
Office of Research Infrastructure Programs
Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
Office of the Director
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

 

 

Common Fund Program Leader:

Patricia (Trish) Labosky, Ph.D.
Program Leader
Office of Strategic Coordination
Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
Office of the Director
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Points of Contact:

Sean Garin
Scientific Program Analyst
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Nicholas A. Leake, MS
Business Operations and Analysis Contact
Program/Management Analyst
Office of Strategic Coordination
Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
Office of the Director

Rebecca Lenzi, Ph.D.  
Strategic Planning, Evaluation, and Communications Contact
Health Scientist Administrator
Office of Strategic Coordination
Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
Office of the Director (OD)
 

Members: 

The Working Group Members are staff from multiple NIH Institutes and Centers who provide input from their Institute or Center’s perspective.

 

Kristin M. Abraham, Ph.D.
Program Director
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Rajeev K. Agarwal, Ph.D. 
Senior Research Program Officer
Office of Research on Women's Health
Office of the Director (OD)

Andrea Beckel-Mitchener, Ph.D.
Chief
Functional Neurogenomics Program
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Christine Chang
Scientific Program Coordinator
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Faye H. Chen, Ph.D.
Program Director
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Franziska Grieder, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Director
Office of Research Infrastructure Programs
Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
Office of the Director (OD)

Tanya Hoodbhoy, Ph.D.
Program Director
Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Carolyn Hutter, Ph.D.
Acting Director
Division of Genome Sciences
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Robert Karp, Ph.D.
Director
Genetics and Genomics Programs
Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Francesca Macchiarini, Ph.D.
Program Director
Biological Resources Branch
Division on Aging Biology (DAB)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Mahua Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.
Program Officer
Developmental Biology and Structural Variation Branch
National Institute on Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Lisa A. Neuhold, Ph.D.
Program Director for Fundamental Retinal Processes
National Eye Institute (NEI)

Young S. Oh, Ph.D.
Program Director
Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Jonathan Pollock, Ph.D.
Chief
Genetics and Molecular Neurobiology Research Branch
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Robert Riddle, Ph.D.
Program Director
Neurogenetics Cluster
National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NINDS)

Kentner Singleton, Ph.D.
Program Officer
Basic Immunology Branch
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)

Kathryn Stein, Ph.D.
Program Director
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Bracie Watson, Ph.D.
Program Director
National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

This page last reviewed on March 22, 2021