Committees and Advisory Boards

Internal Advisory Committee

Administrative leaders from NNE-CTR lead and partnering institutions comprise the Internal Advisory Committee. The committee meets with the Principal Investigators and Program Coordinators for the network each quarter to advise on all aspects of NNE-CTR and Administrative Core operations. Committee members review operations, policies and procedures, progress toward network goals, resource allocation, and communication effectiveness. Their experience leading large operational grant programs, and familiarity with both the goals of the NNE-CTR and the regional academic and medical landscape position the committee members to be trusted advisors for the network leadership. 

The Internal Advisory Committee members are the following:

  • Joan Boomsma MD MBA (MMC)
  • Scot Remick MD (MMC)
  • Andrew Coburn PhD (USM)
  • Patricia Prelock PhD (UVM)
  • Thomas Peterson MD (UVM)
  • Adam Atherly MD (UVM)
  • Amy Deavitt (VT)
  • Robert Gramling MD DSc (UVM)

External Advisory Committee

The External Advisory Committee includes nationally recognized research institute leaders with specific expertise that is pertinent to our network. Through meetings twice per year, they will evaluate the overall program and provide strategic guidance and mentorship to the Program Directors. The committee will also approve pilot project funding recommendations. The External Advisory Committee members are the following:

  • Kenneth Pienta MD (The Johns Hopkins University)
  • Stephen Bartels MD (Dartmouth College)
  • Jack Westfall MD, MPH (University of Colorado)
  • Gordon Bernard MD (Vanderbilt University)
  • Mark Levine, MD (Vermont Commissioner of Health)

Addiction Working Group

The Addiction Working Group was established in December 2017 with participants that include physicians, psychologists, social workers, public health professionals and laboratory-based, as well as behavioral investigators.  Expectations established at the initial meeting of the Addiction Working Group were to address initiatives, improvements and engagements; provide coordination, strategic planning and define complementary interests; publicize the existence/availability of funding mechanisms; and, optimally partner with resources within the NNE-CTR Network Cores in a manner that will maximize collaboration.  The following initiatives were established as priorities: opioid addiction policy; genetic and epigenetic biomarkers within the context of risk and treatment response; reward-based intervention; co-contributions of tobacco and opioid dependence; maternal and post-natal consequences/complications of addiction; and, unique considerations for adolescent and early adult addiction.

Cancer Working Group

The Cancer Working Group is in the process of forming and will hold its first meeting soon.

Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board is in the process of forming and will hold its first meeting soon.