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Council of Councils


James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and
Strategic Initiatives
Office of the Director
National Institutes of Health



All terms end October 31 of year in parenthesis.

Philip O. Alderson, M.D. (2016)
Dean, School of Medicine
Vice President for Medical Affairs
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, Missouri

Marlene Belfort, Ph.D.* (2016)
Distinguished Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
School of Public Health
University of Albany
State University of New York
Albany, New York

Emery N. Brown, M.D., Ph.D. (2015)
Professor of Computational Neuroscience
and Health Sciences and Technology
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Division of Health Sciences and Technology
Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care
and Pain Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Cambridge, Massachusetts

LaVarne A. Burton, M.A. (2014)
Chief Executive Officer
American Kidney Fund
Rockville, Maryland

Carlos D. Bustamante, Ph.D. (2015)
Department of Genetics
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California

F. Xavier Castellanos, M.D. (2014)
Brooke and Daniel Neidich Professor of
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Child Study Center
New York University School of Medicine
New York, New York

Janice E. Clements, Ph.D. (2015)
Vice Dean for Faculty
Mary Wallace Stanton Professor of Faculty Affairs
Director, Retrovirus Laboratory
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Ana M. Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D. (2016)
Departments of Development and Molecular
Biology, Medicine, and Anatomy and Structural Biology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York

Steven T. DeKosky, M.D. (2015)
Vice President and Dean
School of Medicine
Professor of Neurology
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

Judy E. Garber, M.D., M.P.H.* (2016)
Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Lila Gierasch, Ph.D. (2016)
Distinguished Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology and Chemistry
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts

Susan F. Goekler, Ph.D., M.C.H.E.S. (2015)
Executive Director
Directors of Health Promotion and Education
Washington, District of Columbia

Richard M. Greenwald, Ph.D. (2014)
Co-Founder and President, Simbex
Co-Founder, iWalk
Adjunct Associate Professor of
Thayer School of Engineering
Dartmouth College
Lebanon, New Hampshire

Barbara J. Guthrie, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N. (2015)
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor, School of Nursing
Investigator, Community Research Core, CIRA
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut

Nancy L. Haigwood, Ph.D. (2015)
Director and Senior Scientist
Oregon National Primate Research Center
Adjunct Professor
Oregon Health and Science University
Beaverton, Oregon

King K. Holmes, M.D., Ph.D. (2016)
Professor and Chair, Global Health
Director, Center for AIDS and STDs
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Jeffrey A. Kaufman, M.B.A. (2014)
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation
Needham, Massachusetts


* Pending Approval


Norma Sue Kenyon, Ph.D.* (2016)
Martin Kleinman Professor of Surgery,
Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology
and Biomedical Engineering
Executive Director
Wallace H. Coulter Center for Translational Research
University of Miami
School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Grace LeMasters, Ph.D. (2014)
Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Department of Environmental Health
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, Ohio

K.C. Kent Lloyd, D.V.M., Ph.D. (2014)
Professor, School of Medicine
Director, Mouse Biology Program
University of California
Davis, California

Terry Magnuson, Ph.D. (2016)
Sarah Graham Kenan Professor
Chair, Department of Genetics
Vice Dean for Research
UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Craig J. McClain, M.D. (2015)
Professor of Medicine and Chief
of Research Affairs
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

Joyce A. Mitchell, Ph.D., F.A.C.M.G., F.A.C.M.I. (2014)
Professor Emerita
Department of Biomedical Informatics
University of Utah
North Salt Lake, Utah

Robert F. Murphy, Ph.D. (2014)
Ray and Stephanie Lane Professor of
Computational Biology
Professor of Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering and Machine Learning
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Norbert J. Pelc, Sc.D.* (2016)
Chair, Department of Bioengineering
Richard M. Lucas Center for Imaging
Stanford, California

James E. Schwob, M.D., Ph.D. (2015)
George A. Bates Professor of Histology and Chair
Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology
Director, MD-PhD Program 
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts

Gilbert C. White, II, M.D. (2015)
Executive Vice President for Research and Director
Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology
Director, MD-PhD Program
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts



Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Principal Deputy Director
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland



Franziska B. Grieder, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Office of Research Infrastructure
Programs, DPCPSI, OD
Bethesda, Maryland



(The heads of the DPCPSI offices serve as liasons for
the Council of Councils)

Janine A. Clayton, M.D.
Office of Research on Women's Health

Franziska B. Grieder, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Office of Research Infrastructure Programs

Robert M. Kaplan, Ph.D.
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research,

David M. Murray, Ph.D.
Office of Disease Prevention, DPCPSI, OD

Jack Whitescarver, Ph.D.
Office of AIDS Research, DPCPSI, OD

Elizabeth L. Wilder, Ph.D.
Office of Strategic Coordination, DPCPSI, OD


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