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Rebecca D. Jackson, MD
Director, The Center for Clinical and Translational Science
PI, NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award

376 West 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: 614-293-4041
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Rebecca Jackson, MD, Associate Dean for Clinical Research in the College of Medicine, Professor of Medicine at The Ohio State University, is a well-recognized clinical and translational scientist, involved in collaborative multidisciplinary team science with a focus on the epidemiology of chronic disease in women including osteoporosis and fracture, cardiovascular disease, cancer and osteoarthritis. She has a national presence in translational science through her leadership roles in the national CTSA Consortium Steering Committee, Clinical Research Forum, and NIH Advisory Board for Clinical Research.

She has more than 25 years of NIH funded clinical trials and observational cohort experience with extensive experience and funding in defining biomarkers and genetic associations (through the conduct of GWAS and exome sequencing studies) for sick of cardiovascular disease, fractures, and knee OA. She is currently PI on multiple RC2 and N01 grants, co-investigator on multiple U01, R01 and R21 grants, and is mentor to 2 K awardees. She was vice-chair of the Women’s Health Initiative for more than a decade and currently is PI of the WHI Midwest Regional Field Center.

Jackson was selected to be the first director of The Ohio State University’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science which received CTSA funding in 2008. Since that time she has led the programmatic functions, operations, and strategic planning for the Center in successful development and integration of clinical and translational research infrastructure at OSU.

Pediatric Director:

John Barnard, MD
Professor & President

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205

Phone: 614-722-2880
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John Barnard, MD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist, NIH-funded physician scientist, President of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and Vice Chair for Research in the Ohio State University Department of Pediatrics.

He is a nationally recognized expert in the biology of transforming growth factor beta the gastrointestinal epithelium and pediatric gastrointestinal polyp disorders. He continues to serve as CTSA co-PI and Pediatric Director, principal investigator of a T32 “institutional Training Grant for Pediatricians” awarded from NICHD, and has been NIH funded for more than 20 years. Under his leadership NCH identified clinical and translational research as a strategic priority in 2007. Core clinical research services were collated in 2005 into a new entity entitled the NCH Center for Clinical and Translational Research which has interacted fully integrated and seamlessly with the CCTS.

Associate Director for Research Resources:

William Malarkey, MD
Faculty Emeritus

2115G Davis Medical Clinic
480 Medical Center Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: 614-293-8775
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William Malarkey, MD, holds professorships in two basic science and two clinical departments. He has achieved national and international recognition for his basic, clinical and interdisciplinary research in the endocrine regulation of psychoneuroimmunology, and has served as Associate Director of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, the program director of the Clinical Research Center for the past decade, fostering interdisciplinary clinical research and training at OSU.

He works with Clinical Research, Translational Therapeutics and Community Engagement core leaders in setting programmatic agendas and resource utilization for the Research Resources Cluster.

Associate Director for Education, Training and Career Development:

Joanna Groden, PhD
Associate Dean for Graduate Education in the College of Medicine

OSU Biomedical Research Tower (986)
460 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: 614-688-4301
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Joanna Groden, PhD, received her PhD in Cell Biology and Genetics focusing on somatic recombination and its relationship to cancer susceptibility in inherited cancer syndromes, studied the biology of the APC protein and its role as a tumor suppressor in colon cancer.

She is Associate Dean for Graduate Education in the College of Medicine, supervises MD/PhD students, mentors surgical residents and junior faculty, serves as the PI of Med into Grad Program, and oversees faculty directors of multiple undergraduate and graduate research programs. She sets the programmatic agendas and resource allocation for the TL1, KL2 and Research Education programs within the Education Cluster.

Associate Director for Data Sciences:

Philip R.O. Payne, PhD
Associate Professor & Chair

Biomedical Informatics Program
333 West 10th Avenue, Graves Hall (3190)
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: 614-292-4778
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Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, has been a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at OSU since 2006, currently serves as Department Chairman, and is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of clinical research informatics and translational bioinformatics.

Dr. Payne’s research portfolio is actively supported by a combination of NCATS, NLM, and NCI awards and contracts, and includes projects focusing on novel informatics platforms, knowledge engineering methodologies, and application of workflow analysis and human-computer interaction design. He works with the Data Sciences Cluster in setting programmatic agendas, innovation and resource utilization.

Associate Director for Innovation:

Chandan Sen, PhD
Deputy Director

The Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute
473 West 12th Avenue, DHLRI (513)
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: 614-247-7658
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Chandan Sen, PhD, is a true translational scientist with work on wound healing that spans from cell and molecular biology to patient care. He has been continuously funded since the late 1990’s, has served as PI on multiple clinical studies and has authored more than 250 papers. He is Director of the OSUWMC Regenerative Medicine Program and Deputy Director, Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute.

Dr. Sen represents the Innovation Cluster in directing the translational pilot programs, the Innovation Collaboratory with Battelle Memorial Institute, and ensures that concepts of innovation practice are instilled in participants in the CCTS pilot and education programs.

Associate Director for Community Engagement:

Usha Menon, PhD, RN, FAAN
Vice Dean

College of Nursing
1585 Neil Avenue, Newton Hall (140)
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: 614-247-5026
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Usha Menon, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Vice-Dean and Professor in the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University. Her primary research focuses on the development and testing of tailored interventions to increase cancer screening behavior.

A major emphasis of this research has been on increasing early detection among aging and vulnerable minority populations and the reduction of health disparities in cancer prevention using rigorous theory-based models of inquiry. She is consistently funded by the National Institutes of Health and other national foundations such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Dr. Menon is a recognized expert in behavior change theory and interventions. An engaging and passionate public speaker, she is a frequent consultant and presenter to national and international groups of researchers, clinicians, and community members. She brings substantive expertise in mobilizing communities and academia around research and translational efforts for mutual gain. 

She focuses on leading the community-engagement efforts for the OSU CCTS with a strong commitment to community-centered research and ethical bi-directional community-academic partnerships.

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