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Roster of the Microbiology Devices Panel

Purpose: The Committee reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational in vitro devices for use in clinical laboratory medicine including microbiology, virology, and infectious disease and makes appropriate recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs.

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.

Barbara Van Der Pol, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Expertise: Molecular Diagnostics; Epidemiology
Term: 01/28/2019 – 02/28/2022
Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Alabama at Birmingham
238 Zeigler Research Building
703 19th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35294

Designated Federal Officer
Aden S. Asefa, MPH
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Office of Management
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
White Oak Bldg. 66 Rm 5214
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Office: 301-796-0400
Fax: 301-847-8505

David W. Kimberlin, M.D.
Expertise: Virology; Clinical Trial Design
Term: 09/29/2017 – 02/28/2021
Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics
Div. of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham
1600 7th Ave. South, CHB 303
Birmingham, AL 35233

Melissa B. Miller, M.D.
Expertise: Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
Term: 09/29/2017 – 02/28/2021
Prof., Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Medicine, Bldg. East Wing
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Bradford M. Spring, B.S.**
Expertise: Microbiology
Term: 09/29/2017 – 02/28/2021
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Becton, Dickinson and Company
Diagnostic & Preanalytical Systems
7 Loveton Circle, MC694
Sparks, MD 21152

Lori E. Dodd, Ph.D.
Expertise: Biostatistics
Term: 09/29/2017 – 02/28/2021
National Institute of Health/NIAID
Div. of Clinical Research
Biostatistics Research Branch
5601 Fishers Lane, Room 4C31
Rockville, MD 20852

Richard B. Thomson, Jr., Ph.D. (ABMM)
Expertise: Clinical and Medical Microbiology
Term: 01/28/2019 – 02/28/2022
Consultant, Clinical Microbiology
North Shore University Health System
2650 Ridge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201


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