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Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee is a worldwide group that reviews and approves CIBMTR activities.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee all scientific activities of CIBMTR
  • Review policies of the organization including use of CIBMTR data
  • Review progress of ongoing studies including publications reports

Membership

  • Members to represent transplant centers in North America, Central and South America, Europe and Asia/Australia/Africa contingencies are elected by the CIBMTR Assembly for three-year terms
  • Members to represent donor centers, collection centers, patients, and individuals with expertise in business and ethics are appointed by the Advisory Committee
  • Ex-officio members also represent the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Office of Naval Research (ONR) and CIBMTR leadership

Meetings

In-person Advisory Committee meetings are conducted once annually during the BMT Tandem Meetings. Meetings are open to the public and to federal representatives, except on rare occasions when deliberations pose a conflict of interest (such as in center confidentiality). Ad hoc task forces meet by teleconference as needed to address specific issues.

Elected Members
​Chair:
Paul Martin, MD, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Immediate Past Chair Thomas Shea, MD, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC​
Vice Chairs
  North America: Helen Heslop, MD, Baylor College of Medicine Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Houston, TX
  Europe: David Marks, MD, PhD, Bristol Children's Hospital, Bristol, United Kingdom
  Central/South America: Carmem Bonfim, MD, Hospital de Clinicas - UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil
  Asia/Africa/Australia: Alok Srivastava, MD, FRACP, FRCPA, FRCP, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
Members at Large
  North America: Mitchell Horwitz, MD, Duke University, Durham, NC
    Michael Lill, MD, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
    Philip McCarthy, MD, Rosewell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
    Joseph Pidala, MD, MS, H. Lee Moffit Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL
    Michael Pulsipher, MD, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
    Bipin Savani, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  Non North America: Jan Cornelissen, MD, PhD, Dr. Daniel Den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Ernst Holler, MD, Klinikum der Universitaet Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Shinichiro Okamoto, MD, PhD, Keio University, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo, Japan
    Miguel Sanz, MD, PhD, Hospital Universitario La Fe, Valencia, Spain
    Jeffrey Szer, MD, Royal Melbourne Hospital City Campus, Parkville, Australia
    Andre Tichelli, MD, PhD, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Appointed Members
​ASBMT Representative: Christopher Bredeson, MD, MSc, The Ottawa Hospital Blood & Marrow Transplant Program, Ottawa, ON
​Bioethicist: Steven Joffe, MD, MPH, Abramson Cancer Center University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
​Business Representative: Theresa Franco, BSN, MSN, The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Collection Center Representative: Lee Ann Weitekamp, MD, Michigan Blood Cord Blood Bank, Grand Rapids, MI
​Cord Blood Bank Representative: Elizabeth Shpall, MD, M.D. Anderson Cord Blood Bank, Houston, TX​
​Donor Center Representative: Jason Gangewere, NMDP, Philadelphia, PA

Patient/Family Representatives
(Co-Chairs, Consumer Advocacy Committee):

Jim Omel, (retired), Grand Island, NE

Maureen Beaman, Milwaukee, WI


Ex Officio Committee Members
Executive Director: Jeffrey Chell, MD, NMDP, Minneapolis, MN
Chief Scientific Director: Mary M. Horowitz, MD, MS, CIBMTR, Milwaukee, WI
Chief Statistical Director (Interim): Mei-Jie Zhang, PhD, CIBMTR, Milwaukee, WI
Associate Scientific Director SCTOD: J. Douglas Rizzo, MD, MS, CIBMTR, Milwaukee, WI
Associate Scientific Director CIBMTR Minneapolis: Dennis Confer, MD, NMDP, Minneapolis, MN

​Vice President CIBMTR Minneapolis:

Roberta King, CIBMTR, Minneapolis, MN
Research Administrator CIBMTR Milwaukee: Patricia Steinert, PhD, MBA, CIBMTR, Milwaukee, WI
​Vice President Patient Services: ​Elizabeth Murphy, EdD, RN, NMDP, Minneapolis, MN
Senior Research Advisor: Daniel Weisdorf, MD, CIBMTR, Minneapolis, MN
NMDP/HRSA Project Officer: Shelley Grant, MPH
NMDP/Navy Project Officer: Robert Hartzman, MD, Capt. MC, USN (retired)
MCW/HRSA Project Officer: Nawraz Shawir, MBBS
MCW/NCI Project Officer: Roy Wu, PhD
MCW/NHLBI Project Officer: Nancy DiFronzo, PhD
MCW/NIAID Project Officer: Linda Griffith, MD, PhD
Nominating Committee Chair: Stella Davies, MBBS, PhD, MRCP, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Last Updated: 8/19/2014 12:33 PM