Research Committee

Encourage novice researchers and promote the integration of research into activities of the association.


  • Review and rate abstracts for the annual conference
  • Select recipients of research awards
  • Judge student posters at the annual conference
  • Engage in other activities as needed to advance the research mission of the organization 

Time commitment

Members spend an average of five hours per year. The committee meets in person at the annual conference and by email as needed.

Committee chair: LaRon Nelson

Co Chair: Ann Gakumo

Members: LaRon Nelson, University of Rochester;  Natalie Leblanc, University of Rochester;  John Nelson, Rutgers University; Rasheeta Chandler, Emory University ; Ann Gakumo, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Crystal Chapman Lambert, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Vincent Guillermo-Ramos, Columbia University; Jose Bauermeister, University of Pennsylvania; Wei-Ti Chen, Yale University; Jessica Wells, Emory University;  Bushra Sabri, Johns Hopkins University;  Clara Gona, Massachusetts General Hospital, Institute of Health Professions; Jennifer Stewart, Johns Hopkins University
Board liaison: Joachim Voss

Administrative forms

Quarterly Report
Committee Annual Report


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