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External Advisory Board

The External Advisory Board (EAB) consists of representatives from other CTSA-funded institutions who share their experience with implementing CTSA programs at their institutions and offer advice on how the Penn State CTSI can be more effective.   The members of the EAB participate in annual on-site meetings, review the Penn State CTSI programs, and assess whether milestones for the CTSI and its individual programs have been achieved.  The EAB provides a written report that is shared with the NIH and Penn State leadership.
The specific mandate of the EAB is to:

  • Provide feedback on CTSI programs and activities and determine whether they are meeting the goals of the CTSI and the national CTSA consortium;
  • Review how CTSA grant funds are being allocated and make recommendations for more cost-effective strategies for providing services;
  • Advocate for CTSI with Penn State leadership and help benchmark the CTSI within the context of other CTSA-funded organizations.





Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD, MS Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Hurley-Dorrier Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Daniel Cooper, MD University of California, Irvine
Professor, Pediatrics, UC Irvine Chief, Pediatric Pulmonology Division, UC Irvine Founder and Director, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS), UC Irvine
Paul Fu, Jr., MD, MPH, FAAP Harbor-UCLA Medical Center University of California, Los Angeles
Director, Clinical Informatics, and Director, Pediatric General Pediatrics Inpatient Service at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
David S. Guzick, MD, PhD University of Florida
Senior Vice President for Health Affairs and President, University of Florida & Shands Health System
Velma McBride Murry, PhD Vanderbilt University
Professor & Betts Chair, Department of Human & Organizational Development
Eugene Oddone, MD, MHSc Duke University
Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Director, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, VAMC, Director, Clinical Research Training Program
Terri Weaver, PhD, RN, FAAN University of Illinois at Chicago
Professor and Dean, UIC College of Nursing