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ACTS Committees

ACTS Committees and Responsibilities

 

Coalition for Clinical and Translational Science

Committee Chair

Harry Selker, MD
A standing committee on advocacy to promote translational science, clinical research and training to individuals and groups external to the organization that influence policy or funding decisions impacting the profession, organizations who share interests with ACTS, and individuals and groups that may be benefited through the actions of ACTS.  

 

Communications Committee

 

Committee Chair

Satish Raj, MD 
A standing committee to review all publications, communications through various media including website and social media, and ACTS Connection, the newsletter of ACTS. This committee is also responsible for coordinating communications with other external organizations and for providing support of the journal, Clinical and Translational Science.  

 

Education, Training, and Career Development Committee

 

Committee Chair 

Emma Meagher, M.D.
 A standing committee on education, training and career development. This committee shall be responsible for promoting the academic disciplines of research education, fostering educational research focused on improving training for translational research careers, sharing methods for effective evaluation of education programs, facilitating the development and implementation of effective mentoring programs, and coordinating with organizations external to ACTS in areas where there are shared interests.

 

Finance Committee

Committee Chair

Andrew Einstein, MD, PhD 
The Finance committee will evaluate financial status of ACTS, including annual budgets and budget updates, annual audit and IRS 990 filings, and provide recommendations to the Board on financial matters. Membership will be solicited from members at large in good standing with financial experience and expertise within their home institutions. 

Membership Committee

 

Committee Chair 

Lisa Guay-Woodford, MD
 A standing committee on membership development. The committee shall engage in activities designed to attract and retain members of the organization. The committee advises the Board on membership policies and oversees the timeline and programs for the recruitment and retention of members. 

 

Nominating Committee 

 

Committee Chair

Anantha Shekhar, MD
A standing committee on that focuses on the nominations process for the Board of Directors.           

 

Patient Oriented Research Committee

 

Committee Chair 

Roy Weiner, MD
 A standing committee on patient oriented research. The committee shall engage in promoting research directly conducted with human subjects including physiologic studies, pharmacokinetic studies, cohort and clinical trials, and will foster best practices in human subject research protections.

 

Program Committee Chair for Translational Science 2015

 

Committee Chair 

Emma Meagher, M.D.
 A standing committee to plan the content and program for Translational Science 2015. Consisting of members from ACTS and AFMR, this committee aims to provide a diverse content base for Translational Science 2015.

 

Publications Committee

 

Committee Chair 

Arthur Feldman, MD 
 A standing committee to improve the quality and content of the Clinical and Translational Science journal, published by Wiley Blackwell.

 

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