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Center for Clinical and Translational Services Advisory Committee on Clinical and Translational Science

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The Advisory Committee on Clinical and Translational Science (ACCTS) is responsible to the Principal Investigator of the CTSA grant and provides the overall governance of the Center. The ACCTS supervises and reviews the operations of all aspects of the Center, setting general policies, delineating common needs of Center investigators, and evaluating projects for Center use. No studies are undertaken without ACCTS approval, except for urgent studies created by an unexpected research opportunity. In these cases, temporary approval can be authorized by the IRB and Center Program Director. The role of the ACCTS includes:

  • Prioritizing projects to assist the Program Director and Co-Director in allocating Center resources (NIH-funded clinical research receives first priority);
  • Assuring implementation of NIH policy, including gender/minority diversity in study subjects;
  • Reviewing Center operations to ensure that resources are used for the most scientifically worthy projects.
  • Provides oversight of the Center budget

The ACCTS meets monthly, on the first Wednesday of each month. The membership includes six senior faculty investigators, five junior faculty investigators, six Center staff members, and two University representatives. The Center Director and Co-Director serve as ex-officio members.

To assist the ACCTS in fulfilling its role and function, a Resource Utilization form has been developed, indicating the service(s) required for Nursing (patient illness severity and/or special needs, specimen collection, invasive procedures, and laboratory tests); Bionutrition (type/frequency of patient meals, anthropometric measurements, nutrient intake assessments, special requirements); Pharmacy (types of medications, dispensing requirements, compounding and randomization/blinding); Biostatistics (experimental design, sample size determination, data analysis); and Informatics (investigators' operating system needs, data analysis software requirements, informatics consulting services). These forms are used by the ACCTS in determining project priority (NIH-funded clinical research receives first priority), and operational review to assure that ACCTS resources are used for the most scientifically worthy projects.

Membership of the ACCTS
Peter Holt, MD (Chair) Senior Research Associate, Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics and Metabolism
Jon Blumenfeld, MD Attending Physician; Director, Susan R. Knafel Polycystic Kidney Disease Center at The Rogosin Institute
Jan Breslow, MD Professor & Laboratory Head, Biochemical Genetics & Metabolism
Paul Cohen, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism
Barry S. Coller, MD Director CCTS, Principal Investigator CTSA; Physician-in-Chief, Rockefeller University Hospital; Professor & Laboratory Head, Blood and Vascular Disease
Joel Correa da Rosa, PhD Director of Biostatistics
Rita Devine, RN, MPA Nursing Clinical Operations Manager
Sandra Garcet, PhD Research Associate, Laboratory of Investigate Dermatology
Emil C. Gotschlich, MD Professor Emeritus, Bacterial Pathogenesis
Lisa C. Hudgins, MD Attending Physician, Associate Professor, The Rogosin Institute/Weill Cornell Medical College
Rhonda Kost, MD Clinical Research Support Officer
James Krueger, MD PhD Rockefeller University Hospital Chief Operating Officer (C.E.O.); Co-Director CCTS, Co-Principal Investigator CTSA; Professor & Laboratory Head, Investigative Dermatology
Robert B. Macarthur, PharmD, MS Director of Pharmacy Services
Martin Markowitz, MD Aaron Diamond Professor; Clinical Director, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
Dana Orange, MD, PhD Instructor in Clinical Investigation, Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-oncology
Barbara O'Sullivan, MD, MPH Rockefeller University Hospital Medical Director; Hospitalist
Manish Ponda, MD, MS Assistant Professor of Clinical Investigation
Charles Rice, PhD Professor and Laboratory Head, Virology and Infectious Diseases
Andrea Ronning, MA, RD Director, Bionutrition Research
Sarah Schlesinger, MD Research Associate Professor, Laboratory of Cellular Physiology and Immunology
Agata Smogorzewska, MD, PhD Associate Professor, Laboratory of Genome Maintenance
Teresa Solomon, Esq Assistant Counsel, University Office of General Counsel
Linda M. Valentino, MSN, RN, NEA-BC Director of Nursing and Patient Services
Maija Williams, BA, MPH Administrative Director
Knut Wittkowski, PhD, DSc Director of Research Biostatistics


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