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Scientific and Research Committees

When evaluating proposals for research funding and following up on funded project results, the IWMF relies on the assistance of several committees. The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is comprised of top WM researchers from around the world, and its members provide guidance on the direction of the IWMF's research strategy. Research grant proposals are solicited via the process of an annual Request for Proposals and evaluated by an independent committee composed of selected members of SAC and other experts as needed. The proposals are ranked according to National Institutes of Health (NIH) review criteria and forwarded to the IWMF Board of Trustees. Generally speaking, at this stage a decision to fund a proposal is based on proposal quality and fund availability. Once approved for funding, each project's Principal Investigator submits periodic Progress Reports to the IWMF Research Committee, which is responsible for reviewing all Progress Reports and approving scheduled payments according to the terms of each project's contract.

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
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

Research Committee

  • Tom Hoffmann, MD, FACS, ACCP, Chair 
  • Stephen Ansell, MD, Advisor
  • Glenn Cantor, volunteer
  • Suzanne Herms, volunteer
  • Fred Leonard, MD, volunteer
  • Meg Mangin, RN
  • Tom Myers, volunteer
  • Linda Nelson, DMD, MScD
  • John Paasch, volunteer
  • Colin Perrott, PhD, volunteer
  • Charles Ritz, PhD, 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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