NJ ACTS Leadership

NJ ACTS Board of Directors

NameTitleOrganization
Brian Strom, MD MPH, ChairChancellorRU, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Van ZimmermanExecutive DirectorNew Jersey Health Information Network
David KimballSenior Vice PresidentRU Office of Research and Economic Development
Fadi P. DeekProvost and Senior Executive Vice PresidentNew Jersey Institute of Technology
Perry Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPHDeanRU, School of Public Health
Linda Flynn, PhD, RN, FAANInterim Dean and ProfessorRU, School of Nursing
Joseph A Barrone, PharmDDeanRU, School of Pharmacy
Pablo Debenedetti, PhDDean of ResearchPrinceton University
Cecile A. Feldman, DMDDeanRU, School of Dental Medicine
Tomas GregorioSenior Executive Director, Healthcare Systems InnovationNew Jersey Innovation Institute
William Hait, MD, PhDGlobal Head, Research and DevelopmentJanssen Research & Development, LLC
William L. Holzemer, PhDDeanRU, School of Nursing
Robert L. Johnson, MDDeanRU, New Jersey Medical School
Allen J. Karp, MBASenior Vice President, Health Care ManagementHorizon Blue Cross
Gwendolyn Mahon, M.Sc., PhDDeanRU, School of Health Professions
Stephanie PraticoChairNJ Council on Developmental Disabilities
Rupert Vessey, MA, BM BCh, FRCP, DPhilExecutive Vice President and President, Research and Early DevelopmentCelgene

 

NJ ACTS Executive Committee
NameTitleOrganization
Lauren Aleksunes, PhDProfessorErnest Mario School of Pharmacy
Atam Dhawan, PhDSenior Vice Provost for ResearchNJIT Liaison for NJ ACTS
Mark Einstein, MDChairDepartment of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Women’s Health
David Foran, PhDChief Informatics OfficerCenter for Biomedical Imaging & Informatics
Sunanda Gaur, MDProfessor of PediatricsRWJMS
Shawna Hudson, PhDResearch Division ChiefDepartment of Family Medicine and Community Health, RWJMS
Howard Kipen, MDDirector, Clinical Research and Occupational MedicineDepartment of Occupational and Environmental Health
Daniel Notterman, MDSenior Research Scholar, Molecular BiologyPrinceton University Liaison for NJ ACTS
Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr, MD, ChairVice ChancellorClinical and Translational Research, RBHS
Sally Radovick, MDSenior Associate DeanClinical and Translational Research, RWJMS
Kathleen Scotto, PhD, Vice ChairDeanGraduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Frank Sonnenberg, MDChief Medical Informatics OfficerRWJMS
Al Tallia, MD, MPHProfessor and Chair, Department of Family MedicineRWJMS
NJ ACTS External Advisory Board
NameTitleInstitutionAdvisory Area
Steven E. Reis, MDDirector, Clinical and Translational Science InstituteUniversity of PittsburghCTSA Hub
Harry Selker, MD, MSPHDean, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Executive Director, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies
Tufts University School of MedicineCTSA Hub
Philip Payne, PhDDirector, Institute for InformaticsWashington University School of MedicineInformatics
Amanda Medina-Forrester, MA, MPHExecutive Director, Office of Multi-cultural AffairsNJ Department of HealthCommunity/State
Marla Keller, MDAssociate Director, Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of MedicineClinical Research
Mark Olfson, MD, MPHElizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and LawColumbia University School of MedicineBig Data
David LeeSenior Vice President, Data ScienceCanary Medical Inc.Industry
Cathleen Bennett, JD, MGAChief Executive OfficerNew Jersey Hospital AssociationGovernment
Peter RoncoHead of Global Clinical Development OperationsJohnson & JohnsonIndustry
Emma Meagher, MDDirector, Translational Research Education
Senior Associate Vice Provost for Human Research
University of PennsylvaniaCareer Development
Gerald StacyAdministrative Director of the Institute for Translational MedicineUniversity of ChicagoCTSA Hub
NJ ACTS Steering Committee
NameTitleNJ ACTS Role
Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr, MD, ChairVice Chancellor, Clinical and Translational Research, RBHSDirector, NJ ACTS
Mark Einstein, MD

Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Women’s Health

Assistant Dean, Clinical Research Unit NJMS

Associate Director, NJ ACTS
Kathleen Scotto, PhD, Vice ChairDean, Graduate School of Biomedical SciencesLead, Pre-doctoral Training
Sally Radovick, MD

Senior Associate Dean, Clinical and Translational Research, RWJMS

Chancellor’s Scholar, RBHS

Lead, Career Development
Frank Sonnenberg, MDChief Medical Informatics Officer, RWJMSLead, Informatics
Shawna Hudson, PhDResearch Division Chief, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, RWJMSLead, Community Engagement
Daniel NottermanLecturer with the Rank of Professor, Princeton UniversityCore Co-Lead, Pre-doctoral Training and Career Development
Barbara Gladson, PhD, OT/PT

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

Interim Chair, Department of Health Informatics

Director, Rutgers Biopharma Educational Initiative

Lead, Workforce Development
Perry Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPHDean, Rutgers School of Public HealthCore Co-Lead, BERD
Celine Gelinas

Dean, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group

Lead, Regulatory Knowledge
Steven Crystal, PhD

Board of Governors, Professor of Health Services Research

Director, Division on Aging

Director, Center for Health Services Research Institute

Lead, Special Populations
David J. Foran, PhDChief Informatics Officer and Executive Director of Biomedical Informatics and Computational ImagingCore Co-Lead for Informatics
Sunanda Gaur, MD, MBBSProfessor of PediatricsCore Co-Lead Special Populations and Trial/Recruitment Innovation
Maria Gennaro, PhDProfessor, Department of MedicineLead, FishFlow
Jonathan Cohen, MD, PhDCo-Director, Princeton Neoroscience InstituteLead, Machine Learning
Atam Dhawan, PhDSenior Vice Provost for Research NJITRep of NJIT
William Jester, BSCOO, Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine & ScienceDirector of Administration
Howard Kipen, MD, MPHProfessor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health and Director of Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine, EOHSICore Co-Lead Special Populations and Trial/Recruitment Innovation
Edmund C. Lattime, PhDAssociate Director of Education and Training, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New JerseyCore Co-Lead, Team Science
Arnold Rabson, MDDirector of the Child Health Institute of New JerseyCo-Chair, Pilots
Judith A. Neubauer, PhDProfessor and Associate Vice President for Research Regulatory AffairsCore Co-Lead, Regulatory
Yael Niv, PhDProfessor, Princeton Neuroscience InstituteCore Co-Lead, Machine Learning
Nancy Reichman, PhDProfessor of Pediatrics, RWJMS and Visiting Professor, Princeton Department of EconomicsCore Co-Lead, Team Science and Advisor, Community
Jason Roy, PhDChair and Professor, Department of Biostatistics and EpidemiologyCore Co-Lead, BERD
Alfred Tallia, MD, MPHProfessor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, RWJMSCore Co-Lead, Community
James (Barr) von Oehsen, PhDAssociate Vice President of the Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC)Core Co-Lead, Informatics
NJ ACTS Administration
NameNJ ACTS RoleContact Information
Mila Dunbar, MBASenior Administrative Managerdunbarm1@rbhs.rutgers.edu
Casandra BurrowsAssistant Director Administration and Financecasandra.burrows@rutgers.edu
William JesterDirector of Administrationwfj6@rbhs.rutgers.edu
Cindy BlitzCo-Director Evaluation Teamcindy.blitz@gse.rutgers.edu
Judith ArgonExecutive Lead Program Developmentja946@rbhs.rutgers.edu
Anthony GonzalezQuality Assurance & Quality Control Managerag954@rbhs.rutgers.edu
Bianca Freda, MPHManager, Research & Administration, Princetonbiancaf@princeton.edu
Anthony GardnerProgram Administratoragardner@rbhs.rutgers.edu
Rebecca FreidayFinancial Assistantrfreidayo@rbhs.rutgers.edu
Pam DahlenStaff Assistantdahlen@rbhs.rutgers.edu
Lisette NazarioStaff Assistantlisette.nazario@rutgers.edu