Working Group Committees

In January 2009, the structure and accomplishments of the Working Group over the previous two years were evaluated and the following Committees, each tasked with addressing a particular set of goals, were formed.


Committee on Communication and Public Outreach


CHAIR: Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., A.T.S. (NIEHS)

MEMBERS: Marin Allen, Ph.D. (OD/OCPL), Janine Clayton, M.D. (OD/ORWH), Pamela Marino, Ph.D. (NIGMS), Sylvia Parsons (NCRR), Mona Trempe, Ph.D. (NIGMS), Keren Witkin, Ph.D. (OD/ORWH), Kathryn Zoon, Ph.D. (NIAID)

Committee on Research and Evidence to Promote Women in Scientific Careers


CHAIR:  Judith H. Greenberg, Ph.D. (NIGMS)

MEMBERS: Juliana Blome, Ph.D. (NIGMS), Janine Clayton, M.D. (OD/ORWH), Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. (NCCAM), Rosemarie Hunziker, Ph.D. (NIBIB), Tonja Nansel, Ph.D. (NICHD), Andrea Sawczuk, D.D.S., Ph.D. (NCATS), Walter Schaffer, Ph.D. (OD/OER), David Wilde, M.D., Ph.D. (NCATS), Keren Witkin, Ph.D. (OD/ORWH)

Committee on Extramural Activities and Mentoring Programs


CHAIR: Sally Rockey, Ph.D. (OD/OER)

MEMBERS: Janine Clayton, M.D. (OD/ORWH), Lisa Evans, J.D. (OD/OER), Patricia Grady, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. (NINR), J Taylor Harden, Ph.D. (NIA), Teresa Jones, M.D. (NIDDK), Ellen Liberman, Ph.D. (NEI), Becky Lyon (NLM), Pamela Marino, Ph.D. (NIGMS), Sylvia Parsons (NCRR), Jane Peterson, Ph.D. (NHGRI), Barbara Rapp, Ph.D. (NLM), Denise Russo, Ph.D. (NINR), Walter Schaffer, Ph.D. (OD/OER), Sanya A. Springfield, Ph.D. (NCI), Susan Taymans, Ph.D. (NICHD), Keren Witkin, Ph.D. (OD/ORWH), Ellen Witt, Ph.D. (NIAAA)

Committee on the NIH Intramural Research Program


CHAIRS: Michael Gottesman, M.D. (OD/OIR) and Joan Schwartz, Ph.D. (OD/OIR)

MEMBERS: Mirit Aladjem, Ph.D. (NCI), James Battey, M.D., Ph.D. (NIDCD), Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., A.T.S. (NIEHS), Janine Clayton, M.D. (OD/ORWH), Myra Derbyshire, Ph.D. (NLM), Edward Giniger, Ph.D. (NINDS), Patricia Grady, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. (NINR), Germaine Buck Louis, Ph.D. (NICHD), Catherine Meyerle, M.D. (NEI), Elaine Ostrander, Ph.D. (NHGRI), Judith Walters, Ph.D.(NINDS), Keren Witkin, Ph.D. (OD/ORWH), Kathryn Zoon, Ph.D. (NIAID)

Committee on Integration of Women into Bioengineering Fields

TASK: Ensure that the career challenges faced by women in bioengineering fields are considered and develop resources for the career development and advancement of female and male bioengineers with care giving responsibilities

CHAIR: Belinda Seto, Ph.D. (NIBIB)

MEMBERS: Guoying Liu, Ph.D. (NIBIB), Joan McGowan, Ph.D. (NIAMS)

Committee on Women of Color in Biomedical Careers

TASK: Ensure that the unique career challenges faced by women of color are addressed, paying specific attention to recruitment, mentoring, retention, and promotion

CHAIRS: Marie Bernard, M.D. (NIA) and Belinda Seto, Ph.D. (NIBIB)

MEMBERS: Debra Chu, J.D. (OD/OEODM), Janine Clayton, M.D. (OD/ORWH), Deborah G. Duran, Ph.D. (NCI), Isabel Garcia, D.D.S., M.P.H. (NIDCR), Cerise Elliott, Ph.D. (NIA), Lisa Evans, J.D. (OD/OER), Kay Johnson (OD/OEODM), Aster Juan, Ph.D. (NIAMS), Peter Kozel, Ph.D. (NCCAM), Tiffani Bailey Lash, Ph.D. (OD/DPCPSI), Helena Mishoe, Ph.D., M.P.H. (NHLBI), Kate Nagy, (NIA), Roland Owens, Ph.D. (OD/OIR), Golda Philip (OD/OEODM), Reiko Toyama, Ph.D. (NICHD), Keren Witkin, Ph.D. (OD/ORWH), Hinda Zlotnik, Ph.D. (NIGMS)

National Library of Medicine Programs

TASK: Continue to implement and publicize innovative policies within the NLM extramural programs which address the needs of women and minorities in biomedical careers

CHAIR: Donald Lindberg, M.D. (NLM)

MEMBERS: Becky Lyon (NLM), Barbara Rapp, Ph.D. (NLM)


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