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
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
Karen Hall, EdD, MHA Director of Programs Population Health Collaborative
Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD
Senior VP,
Team Science
Chair, Immunology
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Kenneth Leonard, PhD Director Research Institute of Addictions
Timothy Murphy, MD (ex-officio)
Director CTSI
Brian Murray, MD Chief Medical Officer Erie County Medical Center
Rev. George Nicholas, MDiv
Convener Buffalo Center for Health Equity
Norma Nowak, PhD Executive Director Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences
Gary Pollack, PhD
Dean School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Daniel Porreca Executive Director
Stefan Ruhl, DDS, PhD
Interim Dean

School of Dental Medicine
Sanjay Sethi, MD
Deputy Director CTSI
Mary Sienkiewicz, MBA (ex-officio)
Chief Operating Officer
Leishia Smallwood, MPA
Director New York State AHEC System
Edward Snell, PhD CEO Hauptman Woodward Institute
Jennifer Surtees, PhD Co-Director Genome, Environment and Microbiome Community of Excellence
Laurene Tumiel-Berhalter, PhD
Director Patient Voices Network
Peter Winkelstein, MD, MBA
Executive Director
Institute for Healthcare Informatics