Working Group Members

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

Co-Chairs:

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 Green, Ph.D.
    Director
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Walter Koroshetz, M.D.
    Director
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Leadership Team & Points of Contact:

Coordinators, Program Leaders, and Project Team Leaders serve as the day to day leadership for the program and the Working Group. Also included here are points of contact for areas of program management.

Working Group Coordinators: 

  • Argenia L. Doss, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Neuroscience
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • William A. Gahl, M.D., Ph.D.
    Clinical Director
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

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)

Points of Contact:

  • 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
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Sonynka Ngosso, M.S., M.B.A
    Strategic Planning, Evaluation, and Communications Contact
    Scientific Program Manager
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Members:

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

  • David Adams, M.D., Ph.D.
    Senior Staff Clinician
    Division of Intramural Research
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • PJ Brooks, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Office of Rare Diseases Research
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Heather Colley, M.S.
    Program Director
    Division of Genomic Medicine
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Jyoti Dayal, M.S.
    Program Director
    Division of Genomic Medicine
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • David Eckstein, Ph.D.
    Program Director for Strategic Partnerships and Policy Development
    Office of Clinical Research
    Office of the Director (OD)
     
  • W. Keith Hoots, M.D.
    Division Director
    Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Donna Krasnewich, M.D., Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGM)
     
  • Laura Mamounas, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Extramural Research Program
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Teri Manolio, M.D., Ph.D.
    Director
    Office of Population Genomics
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • John Mulvihill, M.D.
    Senior Consultant
    Division of Genomic Medicine
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Melissa Parisi, M.D.
    Branch Chief
    Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Branch
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Mary Purucker, M.D., Ph.D.
    Medical Officer
    Division of Clinical Innovation
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Daniel Rotrosen, M.D.
    Division Director
    Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation
    National Institute of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Robb Rowley, M.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Genomic Medicine
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Averell H. Sherker, M.D.
    Scientific Advisor
    Viral Hepatitis and Liver Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Cyndi Tifft, M.D., Ph.D.
    Deputy Clinical Director
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Tiina Urv, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Office of Rare Diseases Research
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Carol Weil, J.D.
    Program Director
    Cancer Diagnosis Program
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Yong Yao, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     

This page last reviewed on August 11, 2021