Working Group Members

This is the trans-NIH Working Group that oversees the development, implementation, communication, and assessment of the Common Fund program.

Co-Chairs:

Co-Chairs are Institute or Center (IC) directors or IC senior staff who lead the Working Group and have the authority to approve major activities and funding actions.
 

  • Gregory Germino, M.D.
    Deputy Director
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Joni L. Rutter, Ph.D.
    Acting Director
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D.
    Director
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
  • Amir Tamiz, Ph.D.
    Director
    Division of Translational Research
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     

Leadership Team & Points of Contact:

Program Leaders and Project Team Leaders serve as the day to day leadership for the program and the Working Group. Also included here are points of contact for areas of program management.

Project Team Leaders: 

  • Patricia Greenwel, Ph.D.
    SPARC1 - Anatomical and Functional Mapping (Component 1)
    Program Director
    Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • David Saslowsky, Ph.D.
    SPARC1 - Anatomical and Functional Mapping (Component 1)
    Program Director
    Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Danilo A. Tagle, Ph.D.
    SPARC3 - Translational Partnerships (Component 3)
    Associate Director for Special Initiatives
    Division of Discovery Science & Technology
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Andrew Weitz, Ph.D.
    SPARC4 - Data and Resource Center (Component 4)
    Program Director for Special Initiatives
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
  • Michael Wolfson, Ph.D.
    SPARC2 - Next Generation Tools (Component 2)
    Program Director
    Division of Discovery Science & Technology
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Common Fund Program Manager:

  • Felicia Qashu, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Health Science Administrator
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Points of Contact:

  • Tyler Best, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Health Science Administrator
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Tony Casco
    Business Operations and Analysis Contact
    Program Analyst
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Kristina Faulk
    OT Review Officer and Program Analyst
    Health Science Policy Analyst
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Wendy Knosp, Ph.D.
    Strategic Planning, Evaluation, and Communications Contact
    Health Science Policy Analyst
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Members:

The Working Group Members are staff from multiple NIH Institutes and Centers who provide input from their Institute or Center’s perspective.
  • Olivier Berton, Ph.D.
    Acting Branch Chief
    Integrative Neuroscience Branch
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Julia Berzhanskaya, Ph.D.
    Health Science Administrator
    Division of Construction and Instruments (DCI)
    Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI)
    Office of the Director
     
  • Moria Fisher Bittmann, Ph.D.
    Health Program Specialist
    Channels, Synapses and Circuits Cluster
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Joe Bonner, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.
    Branch Chief and Program Director
    Basic and Mechanistic Research in Complementary and Integrative Health Branch
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
     
  • Brad Cooke, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • James N. Coulombe, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Developmental Biology and Structural Variation Branch
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Theresa Cruz, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Marie Gill, M.S.
    Health Program Specialist
    Division of Neuroscience
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Daniel R. Gossett, Ph.D.
    Health Specialist
    Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Brooks A. Gross, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Translational Research
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Jill Heemskerk, Ph.D.
    Deputy Director
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
  • Emrin Horgusluoglu, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Basic and Mechanistic Research in Complementary and Integrative Health Branch
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
     
  • Eric M. Hudak, Ph.D.
    Scientific Project Manager
    Division of Translational Research
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Diane Joss, Ph.D.
    Scientific Program Analyst
    Basic and Mechanistic Research Branch
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
     
  • Nick Langhals, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Translational Neural Devices Cluster
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Albert Lee, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Matthew McAuliffe, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Biomedical Imaging Research Services Section (BIRSS)
    Division of Computational Bioscience
    Center for Information Technology (CIT)
     
  • Roger L. Miller, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Neural Prosthesis Development
    National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
     
  • D.P. Mohapatra, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Neuroscience
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Michael Oshinsky, Ph.D.
    Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Grace Peng, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Mathematical Modeling, Simulation & Analysis
    Division of Discovery Science & Technology (Bioengineering)
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
  • Andrew F. Rossi, Ph.D.
    Program Chief
    Executive Functions Program
    Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Terez Shea-Donohue, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Sidd Shenoy, Ph.D.
    SPARC - Translational Partnerships (Component 3)
    Scientific Program Analyst
    Translational Neural Devices
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • David Shurtleff, Ph.D.
    Deputy Director
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
     
  • Victoria Spruance, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Edmund (Ned) Talley, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Channels Synapses and Circuits Cluster
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Karen L. Teff, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Olga A. Tjurmina, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Heart Failure and Arrhythmias Branch
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Nasim W. Vahidi, Ph.D.
    Scientific Program Analyst
    Division of Translational Research
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Rita Valentino, Ph.D.
    Director
    Division of Neuroscience and Behavior
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Ashley Xia, M.D., Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Yantian Zhang, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Imaging Technology Development Branch
    Cancer Imaging Program
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)  

This page last reviewed on March 21, 2022