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Research Advisory Council and Board

Research Advisory Council cHAIRS AND CO-CHAIRS

Hobart Harris headshot
Hobart W. Harris, M.D., MPH
Research Advisory Board Chair, Chair: Burns, Co-Chair: Clinical
Hobart Harris headshot
Hobart W. Harris, M.D., MPH Research Advisory Board Chair, Chair: Burns, Co-Chair: Clinical
Benjamin Alman headshot
Benjamin A. Alman, M.D.
Chair: Clinical
Benjamin Alman headshot
Benjamin A. Alman, M.D. Chair: Clinical
Jeffrey Twiss headshot
Jeffrey L. Twiss, M.D., Ph.D.,
Chair: Neuro
Jeffrey Twiss headshot
Jeffrey L. Twiss, M.D., Ph.D., Chair: Neuro
Wendy Macklin, Ph.D.
Co-Chair: Neuro
Wendy Macklin, Ph.D. Co-Chair: Neuro
Veronique Lefebvre headshot
Veronique Lefebvre, Ph.D.
Co-Chair: Ortho
Veronique Lefebvre headshot
Veronique Lefebvre, Ph.D. Co-Chair: Ortho
Hicham Drissi
Hicham Drissi, Ph.D.
Co-Chair: Ortho
Hicham Drissi
Hicham Drissi, Ph.D. Co-Chair: Ortho

Research Advisory Council

The Research Advisory Council (RAC) is a select group of approximately 11 senior bench and physician scientists from academia or industry in each Shriners Children's specialty area/discipline. The RAC is responsible for overseeing the final review and scores of grant applications. The RAC also reviews progress reports of strategic large monetary grants awarded via an RFP mechanism. The RAC meets annually in August to finalize the review process.

Benjamin Alman, M.D.
Co-Chair: Clinical, Member: Ortho
Duke University
R. Tracy Ballock, M.D.
Member: Clinical, Ortho
Cleveland Clinic
Brian Harfe, Ph.D.
Member: Ortho
University of Florida, College of Medicine
Hobart Harris, M.D., MPH
Chairman: Burns; Co-Chair: Clinical
University of California, San Francisco
Matthew Klein, M.D., MS, FACS
Member: Burns, Clinical
ClearPoint Neuro, Inc.
Veronique Lefebvre, Ph.D.
Co-Chair: Ortho
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Wendy Macklin, Ph.D.
Co-Chair: Neuro
University of Colorado
Lucia Notterpek, Ph.D.
Member: Neuro
University of Nevada
John Quackenbush, Ph.D.
Member: Clinical - Informatics/Omics/Statistics (IOS)
Dana-Farber/ Harvard Cancer Institute
Jeffrey Twiss, M.D., Ph.D.
Chairman: Neuro, Member: Clinical
University of South Carolina
Alan Wells, M.D., DMSc
Member: Burns, Clinical
University of Pittsburgh
Tishya Wren, Ph.D.
Member: Ortho - Motion Analysis (MA)
University of Southern California
David Young, M.D.
Member: Burns, Clinical
University of California, San Francisco
Hicham Drissi, Ph.D.
Co-Chair: Ortho
Emory University School of Medicine
 

Research Advisory Board

The Research Advisory Board is comprised of approximately 80 independent research bench and physician scientists. The Research Advisory Board reviews each grant or fellowship application for funding from researchers throughout the Shriners Children's healthcare system. The goal of this peer-review process is to identify, through an independent evaluation and scoring process, those research projects that are of the highest quality and merit funding based on the mission of Shriners Children's. Based upon these recommendations, the research programs department presents the results of the Research Advisory Board and Research Advisory Council reviews for approval to the Clinical and Basic Research Committee. Grant funding recommendations are then presented to the Shriners Children's Board of Directors and Board of Trustees for final approval.

Benjamin Alman, M.D.
Co-Chair: Clinical, Member: Ortho
Duke University
Philip Andrews, Ph.D.
Member: Clinical - Informatics/Omics/Statistics (IOS)
University of Michigan
Kevin Anstrom, Ph.D.
Member: Clinical - Informatics/Omics/Statistics (IOS)
Duke University
Suneel Apte, MBBS, D.Phil.
Member: Ortho
Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
John Ash, Ph.D.
Member: Neuro
University of Florida
Alfred Ayala, Ph.D.
Member: Burns
Brown University
R. Tracy Ballock, M.D.
Member: Clinical, Ortho
Cleveland Clinic
Paul Bankey, M.D., Ph.D.
Member: Clinical
University of Rochester Medical Center
Gary Bassell, Ph.D.
Member: Neuro
Emory University School of Medicine
D. Michele Basso, PT, Ed.D.
Member: Ortho - Motion Analysis (MA)
Ohio State University
Andrea Behrman, Ph.D., MS, PT, FAPT
Member: Neuro
University of Louisville Research Foundation
Palmer Bessey, M.D.
Member: Burns, Clinical
Weill Cornell Medical College
Lee Brooks, Ph.D.
Member: Clinical
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Ernesto Canalis, M.D.
Member: Clinical, Ortho
New England Musculoskeletal Institute at University of Connecticut
James Carollo, Ph.D.
Member: Ortho - Motion Analysis (MA)
University of Colorado
Damien Carter, M.D., FACS
Member: Burns
Maine Medical Center
Mark Clemens, Ph.D.
Member: Burns, Ortho
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Aaron Cohen, M.D.
Member: Clinical - Informatics/Omics/Statistics (IOS)
Oregon Health & Science University
Mark Conaway, Ph.D.
Member: Clinical - Informatics/Omics/Statistics (IOS)
University of Virginia
Craig Coopersmith, M.D.
Member: Burns, Clinical
Emory University School of Medicine 
Justin Cotney, Ph.D.
Member: Clinical - Informatics/Omics/Statistics (IOS)
University of Connecticut
Dimitrios Davalos, Ph.D.
Member: Neuro
Cleveland Clinic
Alan Dombkowski, Ph.D.
Member: Clinical - Informatics/Omics/Statistics (IOS)
Wayne State University
Cheryl Dreyfus, Ph.D.
Member: Neuro
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Hicham Drissi, Ph.D.
Co-Chair: Ortho
Emory University School of Medicine 
Sean Edwards, D.D.S., M.D.
Member: Ortho
University of Michigan
Florent Elefteriou, Ph.D.
Member: Ortho
Baylor College of Medicine
Babette Fuss, Ph.D.
Member: Neuro
Virginia Commonwealth University
Vincent Gabriel, M.D., MSc, FRCPC
Member: Burns
Alberta Health Services
Brenton Graveley, Ph.D.
Member: Clinical - Informatics/Omics/Statistics (IOS)
University of Connecticut
Glenn E. Green, Ph.D.
Member: Clinical
University of Michigan Medical Center
Cynthia Lea Green, Ph.D.
Member: Clinical - Informatics/Omics/Statistics (IOS)
Duke University
Frederick Grinnell, Ph.D.
Member: Burns, Ortho
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Brian Harfe, Ph.D.
Member: Ortho
University of Florida, College of Medicine  
Hobart Harris, M.D., MPH
Chairman: Burns; Co-Chair: Clinical
University of California, San Francisco 
Lief Havton, M.D., Ph.D.
Member: Ortho
University of California, Los Angeles
Kinsey Herrin, MS, MSPO
Member: Ortho - Motion Analysis (MA)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Caitlin Hill, Ph.D.
Member: Neuro
Neural Stem Cell Institute
Scott Hollister, Ph.D.
Member: Ortho
University of Michigan
I-Chan Huang, Ph.D.
Member: Clinical
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 
Marc Jeschke, M.D., Ph.D., FACE, FRCSC
Member: Burns, Clinical
University of Toronto
Raymond Jurgens, Jr., Ph.D., RPh
Member: Clinical
Senior Consultant, Pharmaceutical and Health Care 
Kenton Kaufman, Ph.D.
Member: Ortho - Motion Analysis (MA)
Mayo Clinic
Harry Kim, M.D., MS, FRCSC
Member: Clinical, Ortho
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Matthew Klein, M.D., MS, FACS
Member: Burns, Clinical
ClearPoint Neuro, Inc.  
Geza Kogler, Ph.D.
Member: Ortho - Motion Analysis (MA)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Daniel Kohane , M.D., Ph.D.
Member: Burns, Ortho, Clinical
Boston Children's Hospital
Rashmi Kothary, Ph.D.
Member: Neuro
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Deb Krakow, M.D.
Member: Clinical - Informatics/Omics/Statistics (IOS)
University of California, Los Angeles
Brendan Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Member: Clinical - Informatics/Omics/Statistics (IOS), Ortho
Baylor College of Medicine
Veronique Lefebvre, Ph.D.
Co-Chair: Ortho
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia  
Giavonni Lewis, M.D.
Member: Burns, Clinical
University of Utah
Jason Long, Ph.D.
Member: Ortho - Motion Analysis (MA)
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Joseph Loturco, Ph.D.
Member: Neuro
University of Connecticut
Wendy Macklin, Ph.D.
Co-Chair: Neuro
University of Colorado 
David Magnuson, Ph.D.
Member: Neuro
University of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc.
Matthias Majetschak, M.D., Ph.D.
Member: Burns, Clinical
University of South Florida 
Christopher Mason, Ph.D.
Member: Clinical - Informatics/Omics/Statistics (IOS), Neuro
Weill Cornell Medical College 
Robert Miller, Ph.D.
Member: Neuro
George Washington University 
Carol Miller-Graziano, Ph.D.
Member: Burns
University of Rochester 
Yuji Mishina, Ph.D.
Member: Ortho
University of Michigan 
Kamiar Moin, Ph.D.
Member: Clinical - Informatics/Omics/Statistics (IOS)
Wayne State University 
Otto Muzik, Ph.D.
Member: Neuro
Wayne State University 
Ponnada Narayana, Ph.D.
Member: Clinical - Informatics/Omics/Statistics (IOS)
The University of Health Science Center at Houston 
Mark Noble, Ph.D.
Member: Neuro
University of Rochester
Lucia Notterpek, Ph.D.
Member: Neuro
University of Nevada  
Maurizio Pacifici, Ph.D.
Member: Ortho
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Carl Pieper, DPH
Member: Clinical - Informatics/Omics/Statistics (IOS)
Duke University
John Quackenbush, Ph.D.
Member: Clinical - Informatics/Omics/Statistics (IOS)
Dana-Farber/ Harvard Cancer Institute  
Kenneth Ramos, M.D., Ph.D., Pharm.D.
Member: Burns, Clinical
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Matthew Rasband, Ph.D.
Member: Neuro
Baylor College of Medicine 
Ravinder Reddy, Ph.D.
Member: Clinical - Informatics/Omics/Statistics (IOS)
University of Pennsylvania
Daniel Remick, Jr., M.D.
Member: Burns, Clinical
Boston University School of Medicine
David Rowe, M.D.
Member: Clinical - Informatics/Omics/Statistics (IOS), Ortho
University of Connecticut Health Center
Robert Sah, M.D., Sc.D.
Member: Ortho, Clinical
University of California, San Diego
Chandan Sen, Ph.D.
Member: Burns, Clinical
Indiana University
Jeffrey Shupp, M.D.
Member: Burns
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Barclay Stewart, M.D., Ph.D., MPH
Member: Burns, Clinical
University of Washington Hospital
Callie Thompson, M.D.
Member: Clinical
University of Utah
Jeffrey Twiss, M.D., Ph.D.
Chairman: Neuro, Member: Clinical
University of South Carolina
Jouni Uitto, M.D., Ph.D.
Member: Burns, Clinical
Thomas Jefferson University  
Francisco Valero-Cuevas, Ph.D.
Member: Neuro, Ortho - Motion Analysis (MA)
University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Diane Wardell, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC
Member: Clinical
The University of Texas
Michael Weiss, M.D.
Member: Clinical
University of Florida
Alan Wells, M.D., DMSc
Member: Burns, Clinical
University of Pittsburgh 
Tishya Wren, Ph.D.
Member: Ortho - Motion Analysis (MA)
University of Southern California 
Xiao-Ming Xu, Ph.D.
Member: Neuro
Indiana University 
David Young, M.D.
Member: Burns, Clinical
University of California, San Francisco 

 

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