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6. Institute Public Advisory Committees


National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council

Structure

Chair: Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., Director, NHLBI

Executive Secretary: Deborah P. Beebe, Ph.D., Director, Division of Extramural Affairs, NHLBI, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892; 301-435-0260

The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) appoints 18 members: 12 members are leading representatives of the health and scientific disciplines (including public health and behavioral or social sciences), and 6 are from the general public and are leaders in the fields of public policy, law, health policy, economics, and management.

Members are appointed for overlapping terms of 4 years.

The Council includes the following ex officio members:

  • Secretary, HHS
  • Director, NIH
  • Director, NHLBI
  • Chief Medical Director, or Designee, Veterans Affairs
  • Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, or Designee.

Functions

The NHLBAC reviews applications for research grants, cooperative agreements, and training grants in heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases; sleep disorders; and blood resources, and recom-mends scientific projects that merit support to the Director, NHLBI.

The Council advises the Secretary, HHS, the Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS, and the Direc-tors, NIH and NHLBI, on matters relating to causes, prevention, and methods of diagnosis and treatment of diseases and resources within the purview of the Institute. As stated in its charter, the Council also "may review any grant, contract, or cooperative agreement proposed to be made or entered into by the Institute; may make recommendations to the Director of the Institute respecting research con-ducted at the Institute; may collect, by correspon-dence or by personal investigation, information as to studies that are being carried on in the United States or any other country with respect to the cause, pre-vention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases, and to the use of blood and blood products and the management of blood resources and with the approval of the Direc-tor of the Institute, make available such information through appropriate publications for the benefit of public and private health entities and health profes-sions personnel and scientists and for the informa-tion of the general public; and may appoint subcommittees and convene workshops and conferences."

The Council may also make recommendations to the Director, NIH and other authorized officials regarding the acceptance of conditional gifts pursu-ant to section 2501 of the Public Health Service Act.

Meetings

The Chair convenes meetings not fewer than four times a year and approves the agenda.

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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council Membership*

Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D.
Chair
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Gordon R. Bernard, M.D. (2006)
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Roberto Bolli, M.D. (2007)
University of Louisville

Richard C. Boucher, Jr., M.D. (2007)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Maria R. Costanzo, M.D. (2006)
Edward Heart Hospital

Kim A. Eagle, M.D. (2006)
University of Michigan

Charles T. Esmon, Ph.D. (2008)
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Frances C. Henderson, Ed.D. (2006)
Alcorn State University

Katherine A. High, M.D. (2008)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Hoxi J. Jones (2008)
Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Robert F. Lemanske, Jr., M.D. (2007)
University of Wisconsin Hospital

Robert J. Mason, M.D. (2005)
National Jewish Medical and Research Center

Jeffrey McCullough, M.D. (2008)
University of Minnesota

Jane W. Newburger, M.D. (2005)
Children's Hospital Boston

Ngai X. Nguyen, M.D. (2006)
Private Practitioner

George Thomas, M.D. (2005)
Bradenton Cardiology Center

Linda V. Van Horn, Ph.D. (2005)
Northwestern University Medical School

Patricia W. Wahl, Ph.D. (2008)
University of Washington

* Current as of October 2005. The current roster, containing full addresses for the NHLBI Advisory Council and Committees, can be obtained from the Internet at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/meetings/nhlbac/roster.htm.

Ex Officio Members

Robert L. Jesse, M.D., Ph.D.
McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Michael O. Leavett
Department of Health and Human Services

Cdr. Richard T. Mahon, M.D.
Naval Medical Research Center

Elias A. Zerhouni, Jr., M.D.
National Institutes of Health

   

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Program Advisory and Review Committee

Sickle Cell Disease Advisory Committee

Chair: Theodore Wun, M.D., University of California, Davis Cancer Center

Executive Secretary: Robert B. Moore, Ph.D., Health Scientist Administrator, Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, NHLBI, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892; 301-435-0050

The Sickle Cell Disease Advisory Committee advises the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS and the Directors of the NIH, the NHLBI, and the DBDR on matters related to the Sickle Cell Disease Program and makes recommendations concerning planning, execution, and evaluation of all aspects of the program.

Membership*

Floyd D. Armstrong, Ph.D. (2008)
University of Miami School of Medicine
Michael R. DeBaun, M.D. (2007)
Washington University School of Medicine
Paul S. Frenette, M.D. (2006)
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Johnson Haynes, Jr., M.D. (2007)
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Frans A. Kuypers, Ph.D. (2008)
Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute
Shirley Miller (2008)
Children's Medical Center of Dallas
Dorothy C. Moore, M.D. (2007)
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Eugene P. Orringer, M.D. (2008)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Russell E. Ware, M.D., Ph.D. (2006)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

* Current as of October 2005.

Ex Officio Members

Joseph Desimone, Ph.D.
Department of Veterans Administration, Chicago
William H. Hannon, Ph.D.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Marie Y. Mann, M.D.
Health Resources and Services Administration
Robert L. Sheffler, M.D.
Tripler Army Medical Center
Elias A. Zerhouni, Jr., M.D.
National Institutes of Health

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Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board

Chair: Stuart F. Quan, M.D., University of Arizona College of Medicine

Executive Secretary: Carl E. Hunt, M.D., Director, National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, NHLBI, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892;
301-435-0199

The Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board advises the Directors of the NIH, the NHLBI, and the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research on matters related to the scientific activities carried out by and through the Center and policies regarding such activities, including the identification of research priorities for coordination of sleep and sleep disorders research by the NIH and other Federal, professional, and voluntary organizations.

Membership*

Sheila C. Connolly, R.N. (2007)
Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation
Julianne Hill (2009)
Worldwide Skur, Inc.
Elizabeth M. Johns (2008)
Patient Advocate for Sleep-Disordered Breathing
Kathryn A. Lee, Ph.D. (2006)
University of California, San Francisco
Rafael Pelayo, M.D. (2006)
Stanford University
Gina R. Poe, Ph.D. (2007)
University of Michigan Medical Center
Susan Redline, M.D. (2006)
Case Western Reserve University
Howard P. Roffwarg, M.D. (2009)
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Michael J. Sateia, M.D. (2006)
Dartmouth Medical School
Michael H. Smolensky, Ph.D. (2008)
University of Texas
Lorraine L. Wearley, Ph.D. (2007)
Lorraine Wearley Consulting, LLC
Phyllis C. Zee, M.D., Ph.D. (2009)
Northwestern University Medical School

* Current as of October 2005.

Ex Officio Members

Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D.
NHLBI, National Institutes of Health
Cristina Beato, M.D.
Department of Health and Human Services
Robert W. Greene, M.D., Ph.D.
Veterans Administration, North Texas Medical Center
Carl E. Hunt, M.D.
NCSDR, National Institutes of Health
Merrill M. Mitler, Ph.D.
NINDS, National Institutes of Health
Andrew Monjan, Ph.D.
NIA, National Institutes of Health
Marian Willinger, Ph.D.
NICHD, National Institutes of Health
Elias A. Zerhouni, Jr., M.D.
National Institutes of Health
 

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Heart, Lung, and Blood Initial Review Group

Scientific Review Administrator: Jeffery H. Hurst, Ph.D., Health Science Administrator, Division of Extramural Affairs, NHLBI, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892; 301-435-0303

The Heart, Lung, and Blood Initial Review Group provides initial technical merit review for the NHLBAC and the Director, NHLBI. This group consists of two subcommittees: the Heart, Lung, and Blood Program Project Review Committee and the Clinical Trials Review Committee.

Heart, Lung, and Blood Program Project Review Committee

Chair: Roy L. Silverstein, M.D., Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Scientific Review Administrator: Jeffery H. Hurst, Ph.D., Health Scientist Administrator, Division of Extramural Affairs, NHLBI, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892; 301-435-0303

The Heart, Lung, and Blood Program Project Review Committee provides initial technical merit review for the NHLBAC and the Director, NHLBI on program project applications proposing research in the areas of heart, lung, and blood diseases and resources.

Membership*

Edward Abraham, M.D. (2009)
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Louis J. Dell'Italia, M.D. (2008)
University of Alabama
Jeffrey J. Fredberg, Ph.D. (2006)
Harvard University
Kathy K. Griendling, Ph.D. (2008)
Emory University
Joseph R. Haywood, Ph.D. (2007)
Michigan State University
Timothy T. Hla, Ph.D. (2008)
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Sriram Krishnaswamy, Ph.D. (2009)
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Renee C. LeBoeuf, Ph.D. (2007)
University of Washington School of Medicine
Brooke T. Mossman, Ph.D. (2006)
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Diane J. Nugent, M.D. (2009)
Children's Hospital of Orange County
Jose M. Ordovas, Ph.D. (2007)
Tufts University
Bruce R. Pitt, Ph.D. (2009)
Universitiy of Pittsburgh
Donna Przepiorka, M.D., Ph.D. (2007)
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Howard A. Rockman, M.D. (2008)
Duke University Medical Center
Susan S. Smyth, M.D., Ph.D. (2009)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Julian Solway, M.D. (2006)
University of Chicago
Michiko Watanabe, Ph.D. (2006)
Case Western Reserve University
 

* Current as of October 2005.

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Clinical Trials Review Committee

Chair: James E. Fish, M.D., Aventis Pharmaceuticals

Scientific Review Administrator: Patricia A. Haggerty, Ph.D., Health Science Administrator, Division of Extramural Affairs, NHLBI, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892; 301-435-0288

The Clinical Trials Review Committee provides initial technical merit review for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council and the Director of the NHLBI on clinical trial applications for the support of studies to evaluate preventive or therapeutic measures of blood, cardiovascular, or lung diseases.

Membership*

Shelly L. Carter, Sc.D. (2006)
The EMMES Corporation
John E. Connett, Ph.D. (2007)
University of Minnesota
Robert M. Elashoff, Ph.D. (2007)
University of California, Los Angeles
Judith S. Hochman, M.D. (2006)
New York University School of Medicine
Ileana L. Pina, M.D. (2007)
Case Western Reserve University
Lynda H. Powell, Ph.D. (2007)
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
David M. Reboussin, Ph.D. (2006)
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
   

* Current as of October 2005.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Special Emphasis Panel

The Institute has established the NHLBI SEP to perform initial peer review of applications and proposals that were previously handled by ad hoc committees. Concept review, previously handled by divisional program advisory committees, has also been incorporated into the SEP system. The SEP, which has neither a fixed membership nor a set meeting schedule, is constituted to provide required peer review expertise at precisely the time that it is needed.

Board of Scientific Counselors

Chair: Pamela B. Davis, M.D., Case Western Reserve University

Executive Secretary: Robert S. Balaban, Ph.D., Director, Laboratory Research Program, NHLBI, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892; 301-496-2116

The Board of Scientific Counselors advises the Director and the Deputy Director for Intramural Research, NIH, and the Directors of NHLBI and the Division of Intramural Research, NHLBI, on the intramural research programs of the NHLBI.

Membership*

Ivor J. Benjamin, M.D. (2007)
University of Utah Health Sciences Center
Nancy Berliner, M.D. (2007)
Yale University School of Medicine
Nelson J. Chao, M.D. (2006)
Duke University Medical Center
Kevin J. Foskett, Ph.D. (2006)
University of Pennsylvania
Elizabeth M. McNally, M.D., Ph.D. (2010)
University of Chicago
Gary K. Owens, M.D., Ph.D. (2010)
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Edwin W. Taylor, Ph.D. (2009)
University of Chicago
Sally E. Wenzel-Morganroth, M.D. (2007)
National Jewish and Medical Research Center
Stephen G. Young, M.D. (2006)
University of California, Los Angeles

* Current as of October 2005.

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