The NICER consortium relies on the Executive Committee for strategic planning and to steward the consortium towards the fulfillment of the collective consortium vision. The Steering Committee serves as the voting body of the consortium with each institutional member recognized with an institutional vote generally cast by the institutional PI/co-PI.
Additional committees, including the Education Committee, Research Committee and Patient Advocacy and Communications Committee help shape the teaching objectives, investigative priorities and strengthen our relationships with our patient community and industry partners.
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Productive committees rely on the energy and expertise of our members as listed below.
Chair: Kelly Walkovich, MD (University of Michigan)
Members: Melissa Rose, DO (Nationwide Children's Hospital), Jim Connelly, MD (Vanderbilt University Medical Center), Rohith Jesudas, MBBS (St. Jude Children's Hospital), Evelyn Argirokastritis (Race for Immunology)
University of Michigan
Washington University in St. Louis
Nationwide Children's Hospital
University of Minnesota
St Jude Children's Hospital
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
University of South Florida
Non-Voting Advisory Members:
Patient Advocacy Organizations - Race for Immunology
Industry Partners - Ad hoc
Individual (non-Institutional) Members - TBD
For 2022, we are calling all creative, educational minds to enrich the monthly patient case conference, design the 2022 NICER Hybrid Symposium, and start new peer-education initiatives (e.g. development of themed mini-symposia, invite-a-NICER-speaker program, Project ECHO education) and much more!
Chair: Melissa Rose, DO (Nationwide Children's Hospital)
Members: Irina Pateva, MD (Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital), Steven Allen, MD (UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh), Kat Overholt, MD (Indiana University), Tom Michniacki, MD (University of Michigan), Saara Kaviany, DO (Vanderbilt University Medical Center), Kara Coffey, MD (UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh)
For 2022, we are calling all detail-oriented, clever folks with experience in clinical care as well as translational/bench research to become engaged. Plans include: development of the overarching NICER research aims with identification of funding opportunities, advancing the NICER "parent" Patient Registry study with database development and inclusion of genetic/imaging data, and identifying currently feasible research opportunities.
Chair: Jim Connelly, MD (Vanderbilt University Medical Center)
Members: Adrian Lesmana, MD (Cleveland Clinic), Eyal Grunebaum, MD (University of Toronto), Kelly Walkovich, MD (University of Michigan), Saara Kaviany, DO (Vanderbilt University Medical Center), Dan Dulek, MD (Vanderbilt University Medical Center), Scott Canna, MD (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia), Sarah Henrickson, MD PhD (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia), Beth Thielen, MD PhD (University of Minnesota), Christen Ebens, MD (University of Minnesota), Megan Cooper, MD PhD (Washington University in St. Louis), Julia Warren, MD PhD (Washington University in St. Louis), Lisa Forbes Satter, MD (Baylor College of Medicine), Rebecca Marsh, MD (Cincinnati Children's Hospital), Jennifer Blase, MD PhD (University of Michigan), Sharon Singh, MD (University of Michigan).