Research Committee

The Research Committee is comprised of investigators from across GUMC and provides meaningful feedback and counsel to the Dean for Research. One of its roles is to review all new Centers & Institutes and make recommendations to the Dean regarding the research plan and futureviability. Itperforms a similar function for existing centers andinstitutes. The Research Committee engages in faculty recognition, strategic planning, and discussions about how to provide the best services to fellow researchers. The Committee seeks new members annually and encourages mid-career and senior faculty to inquire about serving.

Committee Membership


Mary Ann Dutton, Ph.D. (Co-Chair)

Paul Roepe, Ph.D. (Co-Chair)

Faculty Representatives
  • Bruno Anthony, Ph.D. (Centers and Institutes)

  • Christopher Albanese, Ph.D.  (LCCC, Senate Representative)

  • Elena Casey Silva, Ph.D. (Main Campus)

  • Albert Fornace, MD, PhD. (BGRO)

  • Joanna Kitlinska, Ph.D. (BGRO)

  • Brent Korba, Ph.D. (BGRO)

  • Rebecka Lundgren (Centers and Institutes)

  • Subha Madhavan, Ph.D. (LCCC)

  • Aruna Natarajan, M.D., Ph.D. (BGRO, Senate Represenative) 

  • Rochelle Tractenberg, Ph.D. (BGRO) 

  • Joseph Timpone, M.D. (SOM)

  • Keith Unger, M.D. (LCCC)

  • Ronit Yarden, Ph.D. (NHS)

  • Suzanne O’Neill, Ph.D. (LCCC)

  • Special Appointment (EVP): Peter Turkeltaub, M.D.

  • Immediate Past Co-Chair: Kenneth Tercyak, Ph.D.

Ex-Officio Members
  • Paula Frishman, Advancement                 

  • Patricia Foley, DVM, Vivarium Facility      

  •  Mary Glasscock, Chief Business Officer  

  • Todd Bentsen, Communications

  • Steve Byers, Ph.D., Core Facilities

  • Dahlgren Memorial Library: Michele Malloy

  • Robert Clarke, Ph.D, D.Sc., Dean for Research

  • Jennifer Kluge, Dean for Research

  • Salim Shah, J.D., Ph.D., Executive Office:                

  • Elliott Crooke, PhD, Faculty & Academic Affairs

  • Priscilla Furth, MD, Faculty & Academic Affairs

  • Joseph Verbalis, M.D. GHUCCTS             

  • Alisa Kang, Information Technology     

  • Steve Moore, Information Technology 

  •  Jason Umans, M.D., Ph.D., Med-Star Research Institute

  • Sheila Zimmet, B.S.N., J.D. Regulatory Affairs          

  • Doreen Robinson, Ph.D. Sponsored Research       

  • Janet Mann, Ph.D. Vice Provost, Research