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Working Group Members

Co-Chairs:

  • Christopher P. Austin, M.D.
    Director
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Gregory Germino, M.D.
    Deputy Director
    Kidney Diseases Branch
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Roderic I. Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D.
    Director
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
  • Alan Willard, Ph.D. 
    Acting Deputy Director​
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

 

 

Working Group Coordinator: 

  • Danilo A. Tagle, Ph.D.
    Associate Director for Special Initiatives
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

 

Project Team Leaders: 

  • Jill L. Carrington, Ph.D.
    SPARC - Biology (Initiative 1)
    Director
    Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Vinay Pai, Ph.D.
    SPARC - Data Coordination Center (Initiative 4)
    Program Director
    Division of Applied Science & Technology
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
  • Grace Peng, Ph.D.
    SPARC - Next Generation Tools (Initiative 2)
    Program Director
    Division of Discovery Science & Technology
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
  • Danilo A. Tagle, Ph.D.
    SPARC - Small Market Indications (Initiative 3)
    Associate Director for Special Initiatives
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

 

Members: 

  • Daofen Chen, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience Cluster
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Extramural Research
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
     
  • James N. Coulombe, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Developmental Biology and Structural Variation Branch
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Theresa Cruz, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Thomas Esch, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Division of Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Weiniu Gan, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Genetics, Genomics, and Advanced Technologies
    Division of Lung Diseases
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Daniel R. Gossett, Ph.D.
    Health Specialist
    Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Robert Harriman, M.S.
    Science Analyst
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • William J. Heetderks, Ph.D.
    Director
    Extramural Science Programs
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
  • Paul L. Kimmel, M.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Holly Krull, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Heart Failure & Arrhythmias Branch
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • John Kusiak, Ph.D.
    Director
    Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience Program
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
     
  • Albert Lee, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Miriam Leenders, Ph.D.
    Program Analyst
    Channels, Synapses and Neural Circuits
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Kip Ludwig, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Repair and Plasticity Cluster
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS
     
  • James Luo, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Biomedical Informatics, Extramural Science Programs
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
  • Peter Lyster, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Matthew McAuliffe, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Biomedical Imaging Research Services Section
    Division of Computational Bioscience
    Center for Information Technology (CIT)
     
  • Matthew McMahon, Ph.D.
    Associate Director Office of Translational Research
    Office of the Director
    National Eye Institute (NEI)
     
  • Roger L. Miller, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Neural Prosthesis Development
    National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
     
  • Ann O'Mara, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
    Head
    Palliative Research
    Division of Cancer Prevention
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Dianne Reeves, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N.
    Associate Director
    Biomedical Data Standards
    Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Andrew F. Rossi, Ph.D.
    Program Chief
    Executive Functions Program
    Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • David Shurtleff, Ph.D.
    Deputy Director
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
     
  • Roger Sorensen, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    Functional Neuroscience Research Branch
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Edmund (Ned) Talley, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Channels Synapses and Circuits Cluster
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Karen L. Teff, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Elizabeth Webber, Ph.D.
    Science Program Analyst
    Channels, Synapses and Neural Circuits
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Michael Weinrich, M.D.
    Senior Advisor for Device Development, Biotechnology and Bioengineering
    Office of the Director
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Yantian Zhang, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Imaging Technology Development Branch
    Cancer Imaging Program
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     

Common Fund Program Leader:

  • Mary Ellen Perry, 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)
     
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