Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Board

The CTSI Board is the principal oversight body of the University at Buffalo CTSI and is comprised of leaders of each Buffalo Translational Consortium (BTC) partner institution.  The Board provides broad oversight of CTSI initiatives and advice on strategy and priorities.

Member Title Institution Email
Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD (chair) Dean School of Public Health and Health Professions
Erin Bailey, MSM (ex-officio)
Chief Financial Officer
John Craik, JD
Executive Director Population Health Collaborative
Anne Curtis, MD

Chair, Medicine
Chair Executive Committee

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
UBMD Practice Plan
Margarita Dubocovich, PhD (ex-officio) Program Lead Mentored Career Development
Venu Govindaraju, PhD Vice President Research and Economic Development
David Hughes, MD, MPH
Executive Vice President
Kaleida Health (representing Great Lakes Health of WNY)
Kenneth Leonard, PhD Director Research Institute of Addictions
Marsha Lewis, RN, PhD Dean School of Nursing
Timothy Murphy, MD (ex-officio)
Director CTSI
Brian Murray, MD Chief Medical Officer Erie County Medical Center
Norma Nowak, PhD Executive Director Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences
Pawel Kalinski
Deputy Director Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Daniel Porreca Executive Director
James O'Donnell, PhD
Dean School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sanjay Sethi, MD
Deputy Director CTSI
Mary Sienkiewicz, MBA (ex-officio)
Chief Operating Officer
Ranjit Singh, MA, MB BChir, MBA
Governing Board Representative Upstate NY Practice Based Research NETwork (UNYNET)
Leishia Smallwood, MPA
Director New York State AHEC System
Edward Snell, PhD CEO Hauptman Woodward Institute
Laurene Tumiel-Berhalter, PhD
Director Patient Voices Network
Peter Winkelstein, MD, MBA
Executive Director
Institute for Healthcare Informatics
Joseph Zambon, DDS, PhD Dean School of Dental Medicine