NJ ACTS Leadership

NJ ACTS Board of Directors

Name Title Organization
Brian Strom, MD MPH, Chair Chancellor RU, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Van Zimmerman Executive Director New Jersey Health Information Network
David Kimball Senior Vice President RU Office of Research and Economic Development
Fadi P. Deek Provost and Senior Executive Vice President New Jersey Institute of Technology
Perry Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH Dean RU, School of Public Health
Linda Flynn, PhD, RN, FAAN Interim Dean and Professor RU, School of Nursing
Joseph A Barrone, PharmD Dean RU, School of Pharmacy
Pablo Debenedetti, PhD Dean of Research Princeton University
Cecile A. Feldman, DMD Dean RU, School of Dental Medicine
Tomas Gregorio Senior Executive Director, Healthcare Systems Innovation New Jersey Innovation Institute
William Hait, MD, PhD Global Head, Research and Development Janssen Research & Development, LLC
William L. Holzemer, PhD Dean RU, School of Nursing
Robert L. Johnson, MD Dean RU, New Jersey Medical School
Allen J. Karp, MBA Senior Vice President, Health Care Management Horizon Blue Cross
Gwendolyn Mahon, M.Sc., PhD Dean RU, School of Health Professions
Stephanie Pratico Chair NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities
Rupert Vessey, MA, BM BCh, FRCP, DPhil Executive Vice President and President, Research and Early Development Celgene

 

NJ ACTS Executive Committee
Name Title Organization
Lauren Aleksunes, PhD Professor Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Atam Dhawan, PhD Senior Vice Provost for Research NJIT Liaison for NJ ACTS
Mark Einstein, MD Chair Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Women’s Health
David Foran, PhD Chief Informatics Officer Center for Biomedical Imaging & Informatics
Sunanda Gaur, MD Professor of Pediatrics RWJMS
Shawna Hudson, PhD Research Division Chief Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, RWJMS
Howard Kipen, MD Director, Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine Department of Occupational and Environmental Health
Daniel Notterman, MD Senior Research Scholar, Molecular Biology Princeton University Liaison for NJ ACTS
Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr, MD, Chair Vice Chancellor Clinical and Translational Research, RBHS
Sally Radovick, MD Senior Associate Dean Clinical and Translational Research, RWJMS
Kathleen Scotto, PhD, Vice Chair Dean Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Frank Sonnenberg, MD Chief Medical Informatics Officer RWJMS
Al Tallia, MD, MPH Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine RWJMS
NJ ACTS External Advisory Board
Name Title Institution Advisory Area
Steven E. Reis, MD Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute University of Pittsburgh CTSA Hub
Harry Selker, MD, MSPH Dean, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Executive Director, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies
Tufts University School of Medicine CTSA Hub
Philip Payne, PhD Director, Institute for Informatics Washington University School of Medicine Informatics
Amanda Medina-Forrester, MA, MPH Executive Director, Office of Multi-cultural Affairs NJ Department of Health Community/State
Marla Keller, MD Associate Director, Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Clinical Research
Mark Olfson, MD, MPH Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Law Columbia University School of Medicine Big Data
David Lee Chief Data Officer Medidata Industry
Cathleen Bennett, JD, MGA Chief Executive Officer New Jersey Hospital Association Government
Peter Ronko Head of Global Clinical Development Operations Johnson & Johnson Industry
Emma Meagher, MD Director, Translational Research Education
Senior Associate Vice Provost for Human Research
University of Pennsylvania Career Development
Gerald Stacy Administrative Director of the Institute for Translational Medicine University of Chicago CTSA Hub
NJ ACTS Steering Committee
Name Title NJ ACTS Role
Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr, MD, Chair Vice Chancellor, Clinical and Translational Research, RBHS Director, NJ ACTS
Kathleen Scotto, PhD, Vice Chair Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Lead, Pre-doctoral Training
Sally Radovick, MD Senior Associate Dean, Clinical and Translational Research, RWJMS

Chancellor’s Scholar, RBHS

Lead, Career Development
Frank Sonnenberg, MD Chief Medical Informatics Officer, RWJMS Lead, Informatics
Shawna Hudson, PhD Research Division Chief, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, RWJMS Lead, Community Engagement
Daniel Notterman Lecturer with the Rank of Professor, Princeton University Core 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, MPH Dean, Rutgers School of Public Health Core 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
Mark Einstein, MD Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Women’s Health

Assistant Dean, Clinical Research Unit NJMS

Lead, Hub-PCI and Network Capacity
David J. Foran, PhD Chief Informatics Officer and Executive Director of Biomedical Informatics and Computational Imaging Core Co-Lead for Informatics
Sunanda Gaur, MD, MBBS Professor of Pediatrics Core Co-Lead Special Populations and Trial/Recruitment Innovation
Maria Gennaro, PhD Professor, Department of Medicine Lead, FishFlow
Jonathan Cohen, MD, PhD Co-Director, Princeton Neoroscience Institute Lead, Machine Learning
Atam Dhawan, PhD Senior Vice Provost for Research NJIT Rep of NJIT
William Jester, BS COO, Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine & Science Director of Administration
Howard Kipen, MD, MPH Professor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health and Director of Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine, EOHSI Core Co-Lead Special Populations and Trial/Recruitment Innovation
Edmund C. Lattime, PhD Associate Director of Education and Training, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Core Co-Lead, Team Science
Arnold Rabson, MD Director of the Child Health Institute of New Jersey Co-Chair, Pilots
Judith A. Neubauer, PhD Professor and Associate Vice President for Research Regulatory Affairs Core Co-Lead, Regulatory
Yael Niv, PhD Professor, Princeton Neuroscience Institute Core Co-Lead, Machine Learning
Nancy Reichman, PhD Professor of Pediatrics, RWJMS and Visiting Professor, Princeton Department of Economics Core Co-Lead, Team Science and Advisor, Community
Jason Roy, PhD Chair and Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology Core Co-Lead, BERD
Alfred Tallia, MD, MPH Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, RWJMS Core Co-Lead, Community
James (Barr) von Oehsen, PhD Associate Vice President of the Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) Core Co-Lead, Informatics
NJ ACTS Administration
Name NJ ACTS Role Contact Information
Mila Dunbar, MBA Senior Administrative Manager dunbarm1@rbhs.rutgers.edu
Casandra Burrows Director of Administration casandra.burrows@rutgers.edu
William Jester Evaluation Manager wfj6@rbhs.rutgers.edu
Cindy Blitz Internal Evaluator cindy.blitz@gse.rutgers.edu
Judith Argon Executive Lead Program Development ja946@rbhs.rutgers.edu
John Maher Financial Administrator jm1495@rutgers.edu
Bianca Freda, MPH Research Coordinator, Princeton biancaf@princeton.edu