Areas reviewed: This committee reviews applications from institutions for block grants of seed money to support beginning investigators.

Lucia Pirise-Creek, MD – Chair
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

Marianne Berwick, PhD, MPH
University of New Mexico Health Science Center
Albuquerque, NM

James A. Borowiec, PhD
New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY

(Bernard) Mark Evers, MD
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Gregg Fields, PhD
Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies
Port St. Lucie, FL

Richard (Rich) Hale, Stakeholder
Fair Oaks, CA

Jonathan Kurie, MD
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Richard S. Lemons, MD, PhD
Primary Children's Medical Center, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Pat O’Leary, Stakeholder
Center Point, IN

Ralph D. Sanderson, PhD
The Board of Trustees of UAB for the University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Robert L. Truitt, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI