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.
 

  • Walter Koroshetz
    Director
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Joni Rutter, Ph.D.
    Acting Director
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

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 Coordinator: 

  • PJ Brooks, Ph.D.
    Program Coordinator
    Office of Rare Diseases Research
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Tim LaVaute, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Neuroscience
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

 

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)
     
  • Deanna Portero
    Working Group Point of Contact
    Management Analyst
    Office of Rare Diseases Research
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
    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.

  • Tatjana Atanasijevic, Ph.D.
    Scientific Program Analyst
    Division of Applied Science & Technology (Bioimaging)
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
  • Olivier Blondel, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Chris Boshoff, Ph.D.
    Scientific Program Manager
    Division of Translational Research
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Eric Brunskill, Ph.D.
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Bonnie Burgess-Beusse, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Translational and Basic Liver Disease Research Program
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Emily Carifi, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Muscle Disorders & Therapies Program
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • Tom Cheever, Ph.D
    Program Director
    Division of Neuroscience
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Colin Fletcher, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Genome Sciences
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Sean Garin
    Scientific Program Analyst
    Division of Genome Sciences
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Allison Gillaspy, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
    Translational Blood Science and Resources Branch
    National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Daniel Gossett, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Patricia Greenwel, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Linda M. Griffith, M.D., Ph.D.
    Medical Officer
    Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Alison Harrill, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Min He, Ph.D.
    Special Assistant
    Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • W. Keith Hoots, M.D.
    Director
    Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Subhashini Jagu, Ph.D.
    Scientific Program Manager
    National Cancer Institute
     
  • Chamelli Jhappan, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Cancer Biology
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Marrah Lachowiz-Scroggins, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Airway Biology & Disease Branch
    Division of Lung Diseases
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • J. Jerry Li, M.D., Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Cancer Biology
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Guoying Liu, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Applied Science & Technology (Bioimaging)
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
     
  • Nicole Lockhart, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Genomics and Society
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Martha Lundberg, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • James Luo, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Oleg Mirochnitchenko, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Comparative Medicine
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Kyung Moon, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Nasrin Nabavi, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Lisa A. Neuhold, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Fundamental Retinal Processes Program
    National Eye Institute (NEI)
     
  • Margaret Ochocinska, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Translational Blood Science and Resources Branch
    Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • David Panchision, Ph.D.
    Chief, Developmental Neurobiology Program
    Division of Neuroscience & Basic Behavioral Science
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Aaron Pawlyk, Ph.D.
    Chief, Obstetric and Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics Branch
    Division of Extramural Research
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Betty Poon, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of AIDS
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Pankaj Qasba, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • David Rampulla, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Discovery Science & Technology
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
  • Les Reinlib, Ph.D.  
    Program Official
    Exposure, Response, and Technology Branch 
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • John Satterlee, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Genetics, Epigenetics, and Developmental Neuroscience Branch
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Grace Shen, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Eye Institute (NEI)
     
  • Nick Sokol, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Developmental and Genomic Neuroscience Research Branch
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Wendy Wang, Ph.D., M.Sc.
    Program Director
    Division of Cancer Prevention
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • George Zubal, Ph.D
    Program Director
    Division of Applied Science & Technology (Bioimaging)
    Nuclear Medicine
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

 

This page last reviewed on October 18, 2021