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Pod Overview

The CTSA Program Pods facilitate communication between NCATS, the CTSA Program Steering Committee (SC), and the CTSA Program hubs. Pods are led by current members of the SC who are responsible for communicating updates, activities, and important information from NCATS and the SC directly to their Pod during their recurring bi-monthly Pod meeting. During the Pod meetings, Pod members are encouraged to discuss any CTSA Program related issues, questions, concerns, and suggestions they may have at their hub specifically or CTSA-wide. The Pod Lead will then communicate this feedback to the SC and NCATS via the Pod Submission Form and during SC meetings.

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Pod Submissions

The Pod Submission Form serves as one of the primary means for Pods to communicate with CTSA Program leadership. The Pod Lead is responsible for submitting meeting summaries and any feedback or questions raised by Pod members through this form. These submissions are then posted on the CCOS website and feedback is presented to the Steering Committee on a monthly basis.

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Pod Assignments

A Pod is a subgroup representing five to six CTSA Program hubs led by the “Pod Lead,” a current member of the CTSA Steering Committee. Pod members consist of each hub's primary PI (required) and hub administrator (optional). Pod groupings may vary year-by-year to reflect rotation of Steering Committee membership.

University of Texas Medical Br Galveston

SC Pod Leader: Randy Urban

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) at UTHealth Houston

University of Texas Hlth Science Center

University of Kansas Medical Center

Univ of Arkansas for Med Scis

University of Cincinnati

SC Pod Leader: Jessica Kahn

Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ at Indianapolis

University of Minnesota

University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Florida

University of Iowa

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

SC Pod Leader: Rosalind Wright

University of Illinois at Chicago

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Rockefeller University

Northwestern University at Chicago

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Virginia Commonwealth University

SC Pod Leader: Frederick "Gerry" Moeller

New York University School of Medicine

Univ of Massachusetts Med Sch Worcester

University of Virginia

Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Yale University

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

SC Pod Leader: Mimi Kim

Harvard Medical School

Columbia University

Washington University

University of Rochester

University of Chicago

Case Western Reserve University

SC Pod Leader: Grace McComsey

University of Kentucky

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Boston University Medical Campus

UT Southwestern Medical Center

University of California at Davis

SC Pod Leader: Theodore Wun

University of New Mexico Health Scis Ctr

University of California, San Francisco

University of Colorado Denver

University of Utah

University of Washington

Mayo Clinic Rochester

SC Pod Leader: Vesna Garovic

Tufts University Boston

Ohio State University

University of Southern California

Medical College of Wisconsin

University of California-Irvine

Pennsylvania State University

SC Pod Leader: Jennifer Kraschnewski

Weill Medical Coll of Cornell Univ

Johns Hopkins University

University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

State University of New York at Buffalo

University of Pennsylvania

Emory University

SC Pod Leader: Elizabeth Ofilli

University of Miami School of Medicine

Univ of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Duke University

Medical University of South Carolina

Wake Forest University

University of California Los Angeles

SC Pod Leader: Arleen Brown


Scripps Research Institute

University of California, San Diego

Oregon Health & Science University


Coordination, Communication, and Operations Support (CCOS) is funded by theNational Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health.

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