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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
    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)

 

 

SPARC Program Manager:

  • Gene Civillico, Ph.D.
    Common Fund Program Leader
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Project Team Leaders: 

  • Jill L. Carrington, Ph.D.
    SPARC - Biology (Component 1)
    Program 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 (Component 4)
    Program Director
    Division of Applied Science & Technology
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
  • Danilo A. Tagle, Ph.D.
    SPARC - New Market Indications (Component 3)
    Associate Director for Special Initiatives
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Michael Wolfson, Ph.D.
    SPARC - Next Generation Tools (Component 2)
    Program Director
    Division of Discovery Science & Technology
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     

 

Members: 

  • Felipe Aguel, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Repair and Plasticity 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)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Deborah Hoshizaki, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Nick Langhals, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Repair and Plasticity Cluster
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Albert Lee, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • James Luo, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Biomedical Informatics, Extramural Science Programs
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Michael Oshinsky, Ph.D.
    Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Siavash Vaziri, Ph.D.
    SPARC - New Market Indications (Component 3)
    Program Analyst
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • 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)
     

NIH Office of Strategic Coordination Representation:

  • Felicia Qashu, Ph.D.
    SPARC Program Officer and OSC Health Science Administrator
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiative
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Kristina Faulk
    SPARC Program Analyst and OSC Health Specialist
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiative
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Katherine Nicholson, M.A.
    OSC Program Analyst (Operations)
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiative
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
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