NIH BEST Consortium Committees

Collaboration across our consortium enables sharing of ideas and challenges, and facilitates dissemination of training approaches being tested and results of our experiment.

Our committees are composed of volunteer consortium members from each of the 17 BEST institutions. Steering and Scholarly Publication Committee Members serve two-year terms; members in the remaining committees can serve indefinitely.

Consortium Committees Up-to-Date
Steering Committee

Role: Guide BEST consortium activities and ensure progress of BEST consortium goals.

2017- 2018 Members:

Audra Van Wart, Virginia Tech
David Fruman, University of California – Irvine
Laura Daniel, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Linda Hyman, Boston University School of Medicine

Nael McCarty, Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology
Rebecca Lenzi, National Institutes of Health
Roger Chalkley, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Trish Labosky, National Institutes of Health

Evaluator Interest Committee

Role: Discuss evaluation strategies for BEST programs at the institutional and consortium-wide levels.

Members:

Tracey Baas, University of Rochester
Sunita Chaudry, Rutgers University
Laura Daniel, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Melanie Hwalek, Wayne State University
Stacey Neves, University of California, Davis
Sarah Peyre, University of Rochester
Catherine Sanders, University of California, Irvine
Victoria Straub, Wayne State University
Abby Stayart, University of Chicago

Abby Brown, Vanderbilt  University School of Medicine
Ellen Cohen, University of Chicago
Deborah Fournier, Boston University School of Medicine
Julia Melkers, Georgia Institute of Technology
Laura O’Dwyer, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Julie Rainwater, University of California, Davis
Katherine Shields, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Madeleine Wallace, Windrose Vision
Windrose Vision Team Members

Annual Meeting Planning Committee

Role: Assist with agenda organization and format of the annual BEST consortium meeting.

2017 Members:

Tracey Baas, University of Rochester
Roger Chalkley, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Tami Hutto, Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology
Rebecca Lenzi, National Institutes of Health

Chelsea Barbercheck, Boston University School of Medicine
Laura Daniel, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Trish Labosky, National Institutes of Health
Julie Rojewski, Michigan State University

Communication Strategy Working Group

Role: Define goals and audiences for the dissemination of messages from the consortium, and anticipate strategically how these messages may change at various stages of the growth/implementation of the BEST Programs.

Members:

Tracey Baas, University of Rochester
Cynthia Fuhrmann, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Heidi Kenaga, Wayne State University
Rebecca Lenzi, National Institutes of Health
Christine Ponder, New York University School of Medicine
Morgan Thompson, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Inge Wefes, University of Colorado Denver|Anschutz Medical Campus

Laura Daniel, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Tamara Hutto, Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology
Patricia Labosky, National Institutes of Health
Keith Micoli, New York University School of Medicine
Theresa O’Brien, University of California, San Francisco
Julie Rojewski, Michigan State University
Audra van Wart, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Proposal Coordination Committee

The Proposal Coordination Committee (PCC), comprises of one individual from each institution, was formed to disseminate project proposals to their respective institution. The PCC also has one ex officio member from the NIH and one from the Coordinating Center.

Tamara Hutto, Atlanta BEST
Linda Hyman, Boston University
Avery August, Cornell University
Stephanie Watts, Michigan State University
Arthee Jahangir, New York University Langone Medical Center
Sunita Chaudhary, Rutgers University
Jen Greenier, UC Davis
Gabriela C. Monsalve, UCSF
David Fruman, University of California, Irvine
Abby Stayart, University of Chicago

Inge Wefes, University of Colorado, Denver
Cynthia Fuhrmann, University of Mass. Medical School
Beka Layton, University of North Carolina
Tracey Baas, University of Rochester
Kim Petrie, Vanderbilt University
Audra Van Wart, Virginia Tech
Ambika Mathur, Wayne State University
Trish Labosky, NIH
Laura Daniel, BEST Consortium

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