Research Advisory Task Force

Research Advisory Task ForceThe Research Advisory Task Force (RATF) is contained as its own focus area and supported by RATF members and Dennis Paffrath, MBA, assistant vice president of research administration. The table below identifies the RTF focus area status of each recommendation or decision followed by a membership roster including the primary and deputy focus area leader. The following initiatives have been approved by senior leadership to move forward as part of the COVID-19 Recovery process.

Research Advisory Task Force Video Update

UMB Approved Initiatives

Lab Research Phase 0

Completed

DescriptionDate Approved Expected Completion
  • Lab Research Phase 0
5/28/2020 June 2020

Restart Research Phase 1

In Progress

DescriptionDate Approved Expected Completion
  • Restart Research Phase 1
6/3/2020 June 2020

Clinical and Community Research

Completed

DescriptionDate ApprovedExpected Completion
  • Start Phase 0 of Clinical & Community Research
6/18/2020 June 2020

Focus Area Roster

Primary Focus Area Leader

Laurie Locascio, PhD
Vice President, Research
University of Maryland
University of Maryland, Baltimore 

Deputy Focus Area Leader

Margaret "Peg" McCarthy, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology
Director, Program in Neuroscience
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Focus Area Members

Douglas Allen, BS, LATG
Deputy Director, Comparative Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine 

Aaron Betsinger, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, The Institute for Innovation & Implementation
University of Maryland School of Social Work

 

Susan Buskirk, DM, MS
Vice President and Institutional Official
Office of Accountability and Compliance
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Laura Cathcart, PhD
Training and Exercise Program Manager
Office of Emergency Management

Wilbur Chen, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Kevin Cullen, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Tess Cummings, RN, MS
Director, Clinical Research Operations and Compliance
University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Stephen Davis, MD, MBBS, FRCP, FACE, MACP
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
Director, General Clinical Research Center
University of Maryalnd School of Medicine

Julie Doherty, DM, MSN
Human Protections Administrator
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Susan Dorsey, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Chair, Pain and Translational System Science
Co-Director Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Robert Ernst, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis
University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Gary Fiskum, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Jim Gold, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Erin Golembewski, PhD 
Senior Associate Dean
University of Maryland Graduate School

Isabel Jackson, PhD
Associate Professor, Deputy Director of the Division of Translational Radiation Science
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Maureen Kane, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Executive Director, Mass Spectrometry Center
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Asaf Keller, PhD
Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Shyama Kottilil, MBBS, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Co-director, Institute of Human Virology Clinical Research Unit
Institute of Human Virology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

David Marcozzi, MD, MHS-CL, FACEP
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Kathy Neuzil, MD, MPH, FIDSA
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Michael Pappas, JD, MA
Professor, Law
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Gloria Reeves, MD
Associate Professor, Vice Chair of Research Services
Department of Psychiatry
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Terry Rogers, PhD
Professor, Associate Dean for Research Development and Administration
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Robert Rosenthal, MD
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Chair, Institutional Review Board
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Paul Sacco, PhD
Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Research
University of Maryland School of Social Work

Fadia Shaya, PhD, MPH
Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
Program Chair Drugs Devices Collaborative
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Dudley Strickland, PhD
Professor, Department of Surgery
Director, Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Peter Swaan, PhD
Professor and Chair, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Associate Dean for Research
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Terry Watnick, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Baltimore Polycystic Kidney Disease Research and Clinical Core Center
University of Maryland School of Medicine

 

Legal Advisors

Deepa Bhattacharyya, JD
Associate University Counsel
Office of University Counsel
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Allison Levin, JD
Staff Attorney
Office of University Counsel
University of Maryland, Baltimore 

Irma Robins, MBA, JD
Deputy General Counsel
Office of University Counsel
University of Maryland, Baltimore