Health Research Alliance members:
Presentations from The HRA Members' Meeting, hosted by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Maryland on March 20-21, 2013, have now been posted on the Member Meetings & News page. A link to the recording of the lecture by Dr. Leroy Hood as part of the HRA-sponsored New Frontiers in Science Distinguished Lectureship Program at FDA has also been posted on the same page. NOTE: It is not too early to mark your calendars for the fall, 2013 Members' Meeting, which will be held September 19-20, 2013, in Philadelphia. The fall meeting will be co-hosted by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the AACR Foundation for the Prevention and Cure of Cancer.
HRA receives recognition for public access efforts: HRA is pleased to be recognized as a SPARC Innovator by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. Please check out the information on this honor at the top of the Public Access page under the Resources tab.
New article on the private funding of biomedical research available now: A new article describing findings from the inaugural analysis of data in the gHRAsp database is available for download now. Find out more.
Health Research Alliance
P.O. Box 13901
21 T. W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park,
North Carolina 27709
Although multiple staff members from member organizations participate in HRA events, projects and activities, each HRA member organization designates one person to serve as that organization's official contact, or "designated representative," to the Health Research Alliance. The designated representatives are:
AACR Foundation for the Prevention and Cure of Cancer
Deborah Crabtree, M.S.
Manager, Grants Administration
Maria Carrillo, Ph.D.
Vice President, Medical Science
Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
Howard Fillit, M.D.
American Brain Tumor Association
Director, Research and Patient Services
American Cancer Society
T.J. Koerner, Ph.D.
Director of Research Information Management
American Diabetes Association
Mara Darsow, Ph.D.
Vice President of Research Programs
American Federation for Aging Research
Stephanie Lederman, Ed.M.
American Heart Association
Research Operations Director
John Hardin, M.D.
Chief Science Officer
Anita Miller Sostek, Ph.D.
Vice President, Scientific Review & Operations
Avon Foundation for Women
Marc Hurlbert, Ph.D.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Senior Program Officer
Cancer Research Institute
Jill O'Donnell-Tormey, Ph.D.
Children's Tumor Foundation
Chief Scientific Officer
Conquer Cancer Foundation(formerly ASCO Cancer Foundation)
Director, Grants and Awards
CURE|Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy
Julie Milder, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Research Operations
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Lorraine Egan, J.D.
President and CEO
Lynne Garner, Ph.D.
President & Trustee
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Sindy Escobar-Alvarez, Ph.D.
Program Officer for Medical Research
Ellison Medical Foundation
Kevin J. Lee, Ph.D.
The Flinn Foundation
William Read, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Research and Special Programs
David Tancredi, M.D., Ph.D.
Foundation Fighting Blindness
Stephen Rose, Ph.D.
Chief Research Officer
The Gerber Foundation
Catherine A. Obits, R.N., M.S.N.
Heart Rhythm Society
Chris Busky, C.A.E.
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Maryrose Franko, Ph.D.
Senior Program Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Iacocca Family Foundation
Concepcion (Marie) Nierras, Ph.D.
Director of Research, Scientific Affairs
W. M. Keck Foundation
Maria Pellegrini, Ph.D.
Executive Director for Programs
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Victoria A. M. Wolodzko
Director, Grants Administration
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Director of Research Administration
Lupus Foundation of America
Leslie Miller Hanrahan
Vice President, Education and Research
Lymphoma Research Foundation
Director of Research
March of Dimes Foundation
Michael Katz, M.D.
Senior Advisor, Transdisciplinary Research
The Medical Foundation, a division of Health Resources in Action
Sally McNagny, M.D., M.P.H.
Melanoma Research Alliance
Laura Brockway-Lunardi, Ph.D.
Scientific Program Director
MPN Research Foundation
Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Joan Levy, Ph.D.
Director of Translational Research
New York Stem Cell Foundation
Scott Lipnick, Ph.D.
Director, Scientific Programs
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Rhonda Aizenberg Ph.D.
Senior Manager of Research and Scientific Affairs/Senior Program Officer
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
Sharon Hesterlee, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Research & Advocacy
Parkinson's Disease Foundation
James Beck, Ph.D.
Director of Research Programs
The Pew Biomedical Programs
Director, The Pew Biomedical Programs
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Orlando Gonzales, M.P.A.
Chief of Staff to COO
Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation
Sam Moore, M.A.
Rita Allen Foundation
President & Chief Executive Officer
Rheumatology Research Foundation
Senior Director, Research and Training
Vice President for Administration
Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation
Assistant Director of Grants
Health Research Alliance Staff
- Kate Ahlport, M.S.P.H.
(Member, HRA Board of Directors)
- Annette Huetter
HRA Program Assistant