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Scientific and Research Committees

When evaluating proposals for research funding, or assessing making a call for specific types of research for basic biomedical research grants, the IWMF relies on two committees - the Scientific Advisory Committee, and the Research Committee.  The Advisory Committee is comprised of top WM researchers from around the world, and their mission is to evaluate and vet all applications for funding that come to the IWMF.  The Research Committee reviews the Advisory Committee's recommendations, evaluates the viability of the proposals and the availability of funding, and then forwards the proposal to the IWMF Board of Trustees for final approval.

Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC)

Name Medical Institution Website
Stephen Ansell, MD, PhD (Chair, IWMF SAC) Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota www.mayoclinic.org
Bart Barlogie, MD, PhD Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York www.mountsinai.org
James R. Berenson, MD Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research, West Hollywood, California www.imbcr.org
Morton Coleman, MD Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York www.nyp.org
Meletios Dimopoulos, MD Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece www.school.med.uoa.gr
Stanley Frankel, MD Columbia University, New York, New York www.cumc.columbia.edu
Morie Gertz, MD Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota www.mayoclinic.org
Irene Ghobrial, MD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts www.dana-farber.org
Eva Kimby, MD Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden ki.se/en/startpage
Robert Kyle, MD Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota www.mayoclinic.org
Véronique Leblond, MD, PhD Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière, Paris, France www.pitiesalpetriere.aphp.fr
Gwen L. Nichols, MD The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Rye Brook, New York www.lls.org
Roger Owen, MD St. James's Institute of Oncology, Leeds, United Kingdom www.leedsth.nhs.uk
Lia Palomba, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center www.mskcc.org
Surinder Sahota, PhD University of Southampton, United Kingdom www.southampton.ac.uk
Sheeba Thomas, MD MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas www.mdanderson.org
Steven Treon, MD, PhD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts www.dana-farber.org
Brian Van Ness, PhD University of Minnesota www.med.umn.edu
Mary Varterasian, MD Ann Arbor, Michigan n/a

Research Committee

  • Guy Sherwood, MD, Chair
  • Suzanne Herms
  • Robert Kyle, MD
  • Judith May
  • Tom Hoffmann, MD, volunteer
  • Fred Leonard, MD, volunteer
  • Neal Makens, MD, volunteer
  • Tom Myers, volunteer
  • John Paasch, volunteer
  • Colin Perrott, volunteer

NOTE: The IWMF Scientific and Research Committees are non-salaried positions. These positions are filled by volunteers, including researchers and physicians.

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