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Roster of the Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration

Applying for Membership on FDA Advisory Committees

As part of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) ongoing efforts to recruit qualified experts with minimal conflicts of interest who are interested in serving on FDA advisory committees, FDA is requesting nominations for members to serve on its advisory committees.

Current Number of Vacancies: 3
Note, one or more vacancies may be in the nomination process or a final appointment may have been made.


Russ B. Altman, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise:  Pharmacogenomics, Bioinformatics, Datamining, and Molecular Biology
Term:  8/23/10 – 12/31/14
Professor and Chair of Bioengineering
Professor of Genetics, Medicine, and Computer Science
Stanford University
318 Campus Drive, S242, MC: 5448
Stanford, CA  94305-5444

Designated Federal Officer
Martha Monser
Associate Director for Program Coordination
Office of the Chief Scientist, Office of the Commissioner
Food and Drug Administration
White Oak 32, Room 4286
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
WO32, Rm. 4286
Silver Spring, Maryland 20993
Email: martha.monser@fda.hhs.gov
Tel: 301-796-4627
Fax: 301-847-8617

Maria C. Freire, Ph.D.
Expertise: Global Health, Technology Transfer/Intellectual Property
Term: 2/1/13 – 12/31/16
President and Executive Director
Foundation for the NIH
9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814

Jeffrey D. Bender, D.V.M. , M.S., DACVPM
Expertise:  Infectious Disease, Epidemiology, Zoonoses, Antibiotic Resistance and Veterinary Medicine
Term:  8/23/10 – 12/31/14
Director of Center for Animal Health and Food Safety
Professor Veterinary Public Health
University of Minnesota
1354 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55108

Paul R. Billings, M.D., Ph.D., FACP, FACMG
Expertise: Genomics and Molecular Medicine
Term:  8/1/11 – 12/31/14
Chief Medical Officer
Life Technologies, Inc.
5791 Van Allen Way
Carlsbad, CA  92008


Elazer R. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Biomedical Engineering
Term:  8/1/11 – 12/31/14
Professor of Health Sciences & Technology
Harvard-MIT, Biomedical Engineering Center
77 Massachusetts Ave., Bldg. E25-438
Cambridge, MA  02139


Michael C. Gibbons, M.D., M.P.H.
Consumer Representative

Expertise: Urban Health expert, Physician Informatician
Term: 2/14/12 – 12/31/15
Assistant Professor  and Associate Director
Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute
School of Medicine, Center for Health Promotion
2013 E. Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21287


Lynn R. Goldman, M.D., MPH
Expertise:  Environmental Toxicology, Pediatrics
Term: 8/1/11 – 12/31/16
Dean and Professor of Environmental & Occupational Health
School of Public Health and Health Services
The George Washington University
2175 K Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20037


William N. Hait, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise:  Oncology
Term: 6/21/12 – 12/31/15
Global Head, Janssen Research and Development
Johnson & Johnson PRD
920 Route 202
Raritan, NJ  08869

Isaac S. Kohane, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Medical Bioinformatics and Information Technology
Term: 1/1/13 -12/31/16
Director, Children’s Hospital Informatics Program
Henderson Professor of Pediatrics and Health Sciences and Technology
Harvard Medical School
10 Shattuck St.
Boston, MA 02115


Barbara B. Kowalcyk
Expertise: Food Safety, Biostatistics, Epidemiology
Term: 6/24/13 – 12/31/16
CEO, Center for Food Borne Illness Research and Prevention
Assistant Research Professor,
Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences
North Carolina State University
1017 Main Campus Drive, Suite 1500
Raleigh, NC 27606

Frederick Kushner, M.D.
Expertise: Cardiology
Term: 5/29/09 - 12/31/14
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Tulane Medical School
ACCF/AHA Task Force for Practice Guidelines
Medical Director, Heart Clinic of Louisiana
1111 Medical Center Blvd, Suite N613
Marrero, LA 70072

Mark R. McLellan, PhD
Expertise: Food Science, Education and Research Administrator
Term: 1/1/14 – 12/31/17
Vice President for Research
Dean of the School of Graduate Studies
Office of Research and Graduate Studies
Utah State University
1450 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-1450

Lisa K. Nolan, DVM, MS, PhD
Expertise: Food Safety, Veterinary Medicine
Term: 1/1/14 – 12/31/17
Professor and Juelsgaard Dean of Veterinary Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
Iowa State University
1600 S. 16th St.
2506 Veterinary Medicine
Ames, Iowa, 50011-1250


Steven M. Paul, M.D.
Expertise: Neurosciences
Term: 1/1/13- 12/31/16
Director, Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer’s Disease Research Institute
Burton P. and Judith B. Resnick Distinguished Professor in Neurodegenerative Diseases Professor of Neuroscience, Psychiatry and Pharmacology
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
Department of Neurology and Neurosciences
1300 York Ave, 8th Floor, LC 802
New York, NY  10065

Bruce M. Psaty, M.D., Ph.D., MPH.
Expertise:  Cardiology, Epidemiology, Drug Safety
Term:  8/1/11 – 12/31/16
Professor, Medicine & Epidemiology
University of Washington
Cardiovascular Health Research Unit
1730 Minor Avenue, Suite #1360
Seattle, WA  98101-1448 

Dan M. Roden, M.D.
Expertise:  Clinical Pharmacology, Translational Science, Genomics
Term: 6/21/12 – 12/31/15
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology,
Director, Oates Institute for Experimental Therapeutics
Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Personalized Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
1285B Medical Research Building-IV
2215B Garland Avenue
Nashville, TN  37232-0575

Alan J. Russell, Ph.D.
Expertise: Regenerative Medicine
Term: 01/06/09 – 12/31/15
Highmark Distinguished Career Professor
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave.
1203 Hamburg Hall - ICES
Pittsburgh, PH 15213 

Michael J. Yaszemski, MD, PHD

Expertise: Orthopedic Surgery, Chemical Engineering
Term: 03/20/14 – 12/31/17
Professor of Ortopedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering and
Director of the Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Gonda Building 14th Floor,
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905