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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 260
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:

William E. Smoyer, MD
Vice President for Clinical and Translational Research at NCH
Director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Research at NCH

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

Phone: 614-722-2683
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For the past 20 years, William E. Smoyer, MD, has focused his career on basic, clinical, and translational research to improve our understanding of the molecular regulation of podocyte injury during nephrotic syndrome, and to develop more targeted and effective novel treatments for childhood nephrotic syndrome.

His work has led to publications in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, FASEB, the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, as well as several subspecialty journals.

Smoyer oversees the majority of clinical and translational research initiatives by pediatric researchers, and seeks opportunities to integrate pediatrics into all CCTS activities, including education, informatics, translational technologies, research design and implementation programs, and resource allocation. Under his leadership, NCH has expanded its strategic prioritization of clinical and translational research over the last decade, including an extensive array of core services to fully support clinical research on the NCH and OSU campuses.

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.

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.

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 representing the OSU Health Science Colleges' Deans:

William J. Martin, MD, MS
Dean and Professor, College of Public Health

College of Public Health
1841 Neil Avenue, Cunz Hall (250)
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: 614-247-8196
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William J. Martin, MD, MS, is the Dean for the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University. He came to Ohio State from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he served as associate director for disease prevention and health.

Martin has substantial experience in both academia and in governmental scientific administration. One of his principal activities at NIH was the development and implementation of research and training programs across the U.S. government to reduce the global burden of disease among women and children from household air pollution in developing countries, which causes nearly four million deaths each year.

As a physician-scientist in lung injury and repair, he has authored more than 160 research and clinical papers and was an NIH-funded researcher for 24 years.

Martin began his academic career as an assistant professor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., providing clinical care as well as starting his research laboratory. He then served as professor of medicine and director of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, and ultimately became that School of Medicine's executive associate dean for clinical affairs and president of the faculty practice plan. He then served as dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati prior to joining the NIH in 2006.

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