The activities and direction of the UC Davis CTSC are governed by two distinct oversight committees plus a program evaluation team.

Steering Committee

A steering committee meets weekly to address operations, strategy, prioritization, infrastructure, and resource management.

2018 - 2019 External Advisory Board

Michael Becich, M.D., Ph.D.
Chairman, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Pathology
Information Sciences, and Telecommunications
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Willard Dere, M.D.
Executive Director, Personalized Health
University of Utah Health Sciences Center
Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT

Jennifer Grandis, M.D.
American Cancer Society Professor
Associate Vice Chancellor, Clinical and Translational Research
Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Professor, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Barbara Howard, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, MedStar Health Research Institute
Professor of Medicine
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Hyattsville, MD

Julianne Imperato-McGinley, M.D.
Associate Dean, Translational Research and Education
Program Director, Clinical and Translational Science Center
Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Distinguished Professor of Endocrinology in Medicine
Chief, Division of Endocrinology
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

Julian Solway, M.D.
Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor for Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, Institute for Translational Medicine
Associate Dean for Translational Medicine, Biological Sciences Division
The University of Chicago Medicine 
Chicago, IL

Program Evaluation

The CTSC Evaluation team monitors and evaluates the CTSC programs on an ongoing basis to assess our impact on research capabilities and its success in forming research teams of the future.

Specifically, they help CTSC program faculty and staff direct resources and effort to meet the aims stated in the grant. They also play an essential role in our annual reporting activities by gathering information, analyzing results, and preparing a summary to describe our impact. In addition, our Evaluation team monitors activity to comply with the new focus on Common Metrics. The NCATS Common Metrics Initiative employs a set of common measures to strategically manage activities and make significant, measurable improvements in research translation and workforce development.

The Evaluation team leads this effort at CTSC and helps us assess our performance and “turn the curve” when appropriate.

Overall, the Evaluation team facilitates achieving the goals of the network by keeping us on track with strategic management aimed at improving the impact of the CTSC to improve human health.

The team also provides evaluation services for CTSC training programs including the CTSC TL1 and KL2 programs, the School of Medicine MCRTP, and CTSC-managed K12 programs. For more information, contact or