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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.

The Advisory Committee on Clinical and Translational Science (ACCTS)

Robert B Darnell,  MD, PhD (Chair)

Robert and Harriet Heilbrunn Professor Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Senior Attending Physician, Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-Oncology

Tobias Becher, MD 

Instructor in Clinical Investigation, Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism

Paul Cohen, MD, PhD 

Albert Resnick, M.D., Assistant Professor Senior Attending Physician, Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism

Barry S Coller, MD 

Principal Investigator RUCCTS; Physician-in-Chief, Rockefeller University Hospital; Professor Head of Laboratory, Blood and Vascular Disease

Rita Devine, RN, MPA 

Director of Nursing and Patient Services, The Rockefeller University Hospital/RUCCTS

Emil C Gotschlich, MD 

Professor Emeritus, Bacterial Pathogenesis

Peter R Holt, MD 

Senior Research Associate, Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics and Metabolism

Lisa Hudgins, MD 

Attending Physician, Associate Professor, The Rogosin Institute/Weill Cornell Medical College

Rhonda G Kost, M.D. 

Director, Clinical Research Support Office, Co-Director Community Engaged Research Core, Vice-Chair, Institutional Review Board, Associate Professor of Clinical Investigation, The Rockefeller University Center for Clinical and Translational Science

James Krueger, MD PhD 

Rockefeller University Hospital Chief Operating Officer; Co-Director RUCCTS, Co-Principal Investigator CTSA; Professor Head of Laboratory, Investigative Dermatology

Gadi Lalazar, MD 

Instructor in Clinical Investigation, Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics

Robert B MacArthur, PharmD MS 

Director of Pharmacy Services, The Rockefeller University Hospital/RUCCTS

Barbara O'Sullivan, MD, MPH 

Medical Director, The Rockefeller University Hospital/RUCCTS

Dana Orange, MD 

Instructor in Clinical Investigation, Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-oncology

Christina Pressl, MD 

Instructor in Clinical Investigation, Laboratory of Neural Systems

Franck Rapaport, PhD 

Instructor in Clinical Investigation, St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases

Andrea Ronning, M.A. 

Director, Bionutrition Research, The Rockefeller University Hospital/RUCCTS

Sarah J Schlesinger, M.D. 

Associate Professor of Clinical Investigation Senior Attending Physician, Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Signal Transduction

Agata Smogorzewska, MD, PhD 

Associate Professor, Laboratory of Genome Maintenance

Teresa Solomon, Esq

Senior Associate General Counsel , University Office of General Counsel

Johnathan Tobin, PhD

President/CEO Clinical Directors Network, INC, Co-Director Community Engaged Research, Adjunct Professor and Senior Epidemiologist

Roger Vaughan, MS, DrPH 

Director of Biostatistics, The Rockefeller University Hospital/RUCCTS

Maija Williams, BA, MPH 

Administrative Director, The Rockefeller University Hospital/RUCCTS

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