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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: 8
Note, one or more vacancies may be in the nomination process or a final appointment may have been made.

Barbara B. Kowalcyk, PhD, MA
Expertise: Food Safety, Biostatistics, Epidemiology
Term: 6/25/13 – 12/31/24
Associate Professor, Milken Institute School of Public Health
The George Washington University
950 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20037

Designated Federal Officer
Rakesh Raghuwanshi, MPH
Office of the Chief Scientist, Office of the Commissioner
Food and Drug Administration
WO1, Rm. 3309
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Email: rakesh.raghuwanshi@fda.hhs.gov
Tel: 301-796-4769
Fax: 301-847-3536
Cynthia A. Afshari, PhD DABT
Expertise: Molecular Toxicology, Toxicology, Systems Biology
Term: 1/1/15 – 12/31/25
Global Head and Vice President, Nonclinical Safety
Janssen Research and Development LLC
3210 Merryfield Row
San Diego, CA 92121
Anthony Bahinski, PhD, MBA, FAHA
Expertise: Pharmacology, Toxicology, Bioengineering, Drug Safety
Term: 1/1/15 – 12/31/25
Chief Technology Officer 
Vivodyne, Inc.
3401 Grays Ferry Ave., Suite 117
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Lisa K. Nolan, DVM, PhD
Expertise: Food Safety, Veterinary Medicine
Term: 1/1/14 – 12/31/24
Professor and Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Georgia
501 DW Brooks Drive
Athens, GA 30602
Theodore F. Reiss, MD, MBE
Expertise: Translational Science, Clinical Medicine, Bioethics
Term: 9/9/14 – 12/31/25
Retired; Clinical Development Consultant in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
New Hope, PA
Dojin Ryu, PhD
Expertise: Food Science, Mycology, Toxicology
Term: 9/11/19 – 12/31/27
Chair, Dept. of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
University of Missouri College of Medicine
1406 Rollins St.
Columbia, MO 65211
Minnie Sarwal, MD, DCH, FRCP, PhD
Expertise: Transplant medicine, genomics, proteomics, immunology, nephrology and organ transplant
Term: 1/1/15 – 12/31/25
Professor of Surgery
Director, Translational Transplant Research
University of California San Francisco 
Division of Transplant Surgery
M983D, 513 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94107
Laura L. Tosi, MD
Expertise: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Women’s Musculoskeletal Health
Term: 9/9/14 – 12/31/25
Director, Bone Health Program
Children’s National Medical Center
Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
111 Michigan Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20010
Connie Weaver, PhD
Expertise: Nutrition, Food Science
Term: 1/1/15 – 12/31/25
Distinguished Research Professor 
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
Xiang-Qun (Sean) Xie, MD, PhD, EMBA
Expertise: Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Toxicology
Term: 1/1/15 – 12/31/25
Associate Dean and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Director of NIH Center of Excellence for Computational Drug Abuse Research
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
335 Sutherland Drive 
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
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