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Project Title: Ensuring the Utility and Integrity of Research Data in a Digital Age

PIN: CSEP-Q-06-02-A        

Major Unit:
Policy and Global Affairs

Sub Unit: Committee on Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Public Policy

RSO:

Arrison, Tom

Subject/Focus Area:  Policy for Science and Technology


Committee Membership
Date Posted:   03/20/2007


Dr. Daniel Kleppner - (Co-Chair)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

DANIEL KLEPPNER (Co-Chair) is a principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has made fundamental contributions to atomic physics and quantum optics, mainly using hydrogen and hydrogen-like atoms. He built new devices, performed spectroscopic tests of extreme precision and investigated novel quantum phenomena. From 1987 to 2000, he was Associate Director of RLE. From 2001 to 2001, he was Interim Director of RLE.

In 1960, along with Norman Ramsey, he developed the Hydrogen maser, later used as an atomic clock of unprecedented stability. Applications of this early work range from coordination of radiosignals in long base-line radio astronomy, to satellite-based global positioning systems.

In the 1970's Professor Kleppner was a pioneer in the physics of Rydberg atoms. These very excited atoms have a wide range of remarkable properties. His proposal and demonstration of the inhibition of spontaneous emission from Rydberg atoms was an early step in Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics, concerned with the radiative properties of atoms in confined spaces. Kleppner's investigations of Rydberg atom spectra in high electric and magnetic fields provided deep physical insight into the implications of classical chaos for quantum systems.

Professor Kleppner and RLE colleague Professor Thomas Greytak were among the first to look for quantum degeneracy effects in ultra-cold gases. After a 20-year long quest, in 1998, they achieved Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) in hydrogen. In the meanwhile, they developed tools instrumental to the 1995 discovery, by RLE alumni Eric Cornell and Carl Weiman, and RLE's Wolfgang Ketterle, of BEC in alkali atoms. These include the technique of evaporative cooling, demonstrated in collaboration with HaraldHess. In their tour de force hydrogen BEC work, Professor Kleppner and his colleagues pioneered a whole new field of physics. Bose-Einstein condensates and fermionic degenerate samples of cold atoms, currently created under various forms in many laboratories around the world, represent a new form of matter at the lowest temperatures ever achieved. Their study opens fascinating perspectives for applications in both fundamental and applied research.

In addition to these research achievements, Professor Kleppner has been a dedicated teacher, advising many Ph.D. students who have gone on to attain prestigious positions in major universities. Some of these students have received the highest scientific awards for their own work, including a Nobel Prize (RLE alumni William Phillips, 1997). Professor Kleppner has also served on numerous national committees charged with investigating key scientific or social issues.


Dr. Phillip A. Sharp - (Co-Chair)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PHILLIP A. SHARP (Co-Chair) is Founding Director of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was named Institute Professor in 1999.

Much of Dr. Sharp’s scientific work has been conducted at MIT’s Center for Cancer Research, which he joined in 1974 and directed from 1985 to 1991. He subsequently led the Department of Biology from 1991 to 1999. His research interests have centered on the molecular biology of gene expression relevant to cancer and the mechanisms of RNA splicing; his landmark achievement was the discovery of RNA splicing in 1977. This work provided one of the first indications of the startling phenomenon of “discontinuous genes” in mammalian cells. The discovery that genes contain nonsense segments that are edited out by cells in the course of utilizing genetic information is important in understanding the genetic causes of cancer and other diseases. Dr. Sharp’s research opened an entirely new area in molecular biology and forever changed the field. For this work he shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Dr. Richard Roberts who did work in parallel at Cold Spring Harbor.

Dr. Sharp has authored more than 300 scientific papers and serves on many scientific committees, including the National Cancer Institute’s Advisory Board, which he chaired for two years (2000-2002). His work has been honored with numerous awards including the Gairdner Foundation International Award, General Motors Research Foundation Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. Prize for Cancer Research, Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize and Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. He is elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society.

A native of Kentucky, Dr. Sharp earned a B.A. degree from Union Colleg, KY, and a PhD in chemistry from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 1969. He did his postdoctoral training at the California Institute of Technology, where he studied the molecular biology of plasmids from bacteria in Professor Norman Davidson’s laboratory. Prior to joining MIT, he was Senior Scientist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Dr. Sharp is co-founder of Biogen, Inc., 1978, Chairman of the Scientific Board (to 2002) and Member of the Board of Directors. He is also co-founder of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals 2002 where he serves as Chairman of the Scientific Board and he is a member of the company’s Board of Directors.


Ms. Margaret A. Berger
Brooklyn Law School

MARGARET A. BERGER is widely recognized as one of the nation's leading authorities on scientific evidentiary issues, in particular DNA evidence, and is a frequent lecturer across the country on these topics. She is a recipient of the Francis Rawle Award for outstanding contributions to the field of post-admission legal education by the American Law Institute/American Bar Association for her role in developing new approaches to judicial treatment of scientific evidence and in educating the legal and science communities about ways to implement these approaches. Professor Berger serves as a member of the National Academy of Science's Panel on Science, Technology and Law. She recently completed her service as a member of the National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence in which she served as the reporter for the Working Group on Post-Conviction Issues. She has been called on as a consultant to the Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology and Government, and served as the Reporter to the Advisory Committee of the Federal Rules of Evidence. She is the author of numerous amicus briefs, including the brief written for the Carnegie Commission on the admissibility of scientific evidence in the landmark case of Daubert v. Merrell Pharmaceuticals, Inc. She has also contributed a chapter on "The Supreme Court's Trilogy on the Admissibility of Expert Testimony" to the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence (2d ed. 2000). Her textbook, Evidence: Cases and Materials (9th ed., 1997) (with Weinstein, Mansfield and Abrams), is the leading evidence casebook. Professor Berger has been a member of the faculty since 1973, and holds the Suzanne J. and Norman Miles Chair.

Dr. W. Carl Lineberger
University of Colorado at Boulder

W. CARL LINEBERGER is currently serving as Professor of Chemistry at the University of Colorado. He was elected to the NAS membership in 1983. His work is primarily experimental, using a wide variety of laser-based techniques to study structure and reactivity of gas phase ions. Recent studies have been directed toward elucidating the structure of transient reaction intermediates, to developing understanding of the gradual evolution of physical properties from an isolated molecule to a solvated species, and to real-time investigations of reaction dynamics.



Dr. Teresa A. Sullivan
University of Michigan

TERESA A. SULLIVAN became Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan on June 1, 2006. She is also Professor of Sociology in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Prior to coming to the University of Michigan, Dr. Sullivan was Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the University of Texas System, a position she held from 2002 until May 2006. In that role, she was the chief academic officer for the nine academic campuses within the University of Texas System. Her responsibilities included developing tuition-setting procedures, initiating and supporting educational and research collaborations among the various campuses, and developing external collaborations. Dr. Sullivan first joined the University of Texas at Austin in 1975 as an instructor and then assistant professor in the Department of Sociology. From 1977-81, she was a faculty member at the University of Chicago. Dr. Sullivan returned to Texas in 1981 as a faculty member in Sociology. In 1986 she was named to the Law School faculty as well. Dr. Sullivan also held several administrative positions at Texas including: Vice President and Graduate Dean (1995-2002), Vice Provost (1994-95), Chair of the Department of Sociology (1990-92), and Director of Women's Studies (1985-87). Dr. Sullivan's research focuses on labor force demography, with particular emphasis on economic marginality and consumer debt. The author or co-author of six books and more than 50 scholarly articles, her most recent work explores the question of who files for bankruptcy and why. Dr. Sullivan has served as chair of the U.S. Census Advisory Committee. She is past secretary of the American Sociological Association and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. A graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University, Dr. Sullivan received her doctoral degree in sociology from the University of Chicago.


Dr. Norman M. Bradburn
The University of Chicago

NORMAN M. BRADBURN, the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, serves on the faculties of the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, the Department of Psychology, the Graduate School of Business and the College. He is a former provost of the University (1984–1989), chairman of the Department of Behavioral Sciences (1973–1979), and associate dean of the Division of the Social Sciences (1971–1973). From 2000-2004 he was the Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation. Bradburn is currently a senior fellow at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC). Associated with NORC since 1961, he has been director of NORC and president of its Board of Trustees.

A social psychologist, Bradburn has been at the forefront in developing theory and practice in the field of sample survey research. He has focused on psychological well-being and assessing the quality of life, particularly through the use of large-scale sample surveys; non-sampling errors in sample surveys; and research on cognitive processes in responses to sample surveys. His book, Thinking About Answers: The Application of Cognitive Process to Survey Methodology (co-authored with Seymour Sudman and Norbert Schwarz; Jossey-Bass, 1996), follows three other publications on the methodology of designing and constructing questionnaires: Polls and Surveys: Understanding What They Tell Us (with Seymour Sudman; Jossey-Bass, 1988); Asking Questions: A Practical Guide to Questionnaire Construction (with Seymour Sudman; Jossey-Bass, 1982; 2nd edition with Brian Wansink, 2004) and Improving Interviewing Method and Questionnaire Design (Jossey-Bass, 1979).

Bradburn serves on the board of directors of the Chapin Hall Center for Children. He was chair of the Committee on National Statistics of the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences (NRC/NAS) from 1993 to 1998, and is past president of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (1991–1992). Bradburn chaired the NRC/NAS panel to advise the Census Bureau on alternative methods for conducting the census in the year 2000. The report, published as Counting People in the Information Age, was presented to the Census Bureau in October 1994. He was a member of the NRC/NAS panel to review the National Assessment of Educational Progress and the panel to assess the 2000 Census. He is currently one of the domain chairs for the Key National Indicators Initiative (KNII) at the National Academies of Sciences. Bradburn was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1994. In 1996 he was named the first Wildenmann Guest Professor at the Zentrum fur Umfragen, Methoden und Analyse in Mannheim, Germany.


Dr. John I. Brauman
Stanford University

JOHN BRAUMAN is J. G. Jackson-C.J. Wood Professor at Stanford University. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1937. He attended M.I.T. (S.B., 1959) and the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D., 1963, with Andrew Streitwieser). He served as Department Chair from 1979-1983 and 1996-1997. Brauman has served on many national committees and advisory boards. He was Deputy Editor for Physical Sciences for SCIENCE from 1985 to 2000 and is currently the Chair of the Senior Editorial Board. Brauman's research has centered on structure and reactivity. He has studied ionic reactions in the gas phase, including acid-base chemistry, the mechanisms of proton transfers, nucleophilic displacement, and addition elimination reactions. His work includes inferences about the shape of the potential surfaces and the dynamics of reactions on these surfaces. He has made contributions to the field of electron photodetachment spectroscopy of negative ions, measurements of electron affinities, the study of dipole supported electronic states, and multiple photon infrared activation of ions. He has also studied mechanisms of solution and gas phase organic reactions as well as organometallic reactions and the behavior of biomimetic organometallic species.

Dr. Jennifer T. Chayes
Microsoft Research

JENNIFER T. CHAYES is an expert in the emerging field at the interface of mathematics, physics and theoretical computer science. Her current research passions include phase transitions in combinatorics and computer science, structural and dynamical properties of self-engineered networks, and auction algorithms. She is the coauthor of over 80 scientific papers and the coinventor of 11 patents. Chayes is co-founder and co-manager of the Microsoft Theory Group, as well as Research Area Manager for Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science at Microsoft Research. She also heads the new Algorithms, Computation and E-Commerce (ACE) subgroup of the Microsoft Theory Group. Chayes is Affiliate Professor of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Washington, and was for many years Professor of Mathematics at UCLA. She serves on numerous institute boards, advisory committees and editorial boards, including the Board of Trustees of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, the Scientific Boards of the Banff International Research Station, and the Fields Institute, the Advisory Boards of the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science and the Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science, the Communications Advisory Committee of the National Academies, the Committee on Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research, the U.S. National Committee for Mathematics, the Association for Computing Machinery Advisory Committee on Women in Computing, the Leadership Advisory Council of the Anita Borg Institute, and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Commission on Statistical Physics. Chayes is a past Chair of the Mathematics Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a past Vice-President of the American Mathematical Society. Chayes received her B.A. in biology and physics at Wesleyan University, where she graduated first in her class, and her Ph.D. in mathematical physics at Princeton. She did her postdoctoral work in the mathematics and physics departments at Harvard and Cornell. She is the recipient of an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, a Sloan Fellowship, and the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award. She has twice been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Chayes is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a National Associate of the National Academies.

Dr. Anita K. Jones
University of Virginia

ANITA K. JONES is a University Professor at the University of Virginia. She came to the University in 1988 to serve as chair of the Department of Computer Science. The Honorable Anita Jones served as director of Defense Research and Engineering at the U.S. Department of Defense from 1994 to 1997 where she managed the defense science and technology program. Dr. Jones has served on the boards of several government research investment organization including serving as the vice chair of the National Science Board, which oversees the U.S. National Science Foundation, and on the board of Science Foundation Ireland. Currently, she is on the board of Science Foundation Arizona. She also currently serves on the MIT Corporation and the Defense Science Board, as well as on boards for the Charles Stark Draper Laboratories, SAIC, InQTel and BBN Technologies.Dr. Jones has published more than 45 technical articles and two books in the area of computer software and systems. She is a Fellow of several professional societies and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Science and Technology from Carnegie Mellon University in 1999. The U.S. Navy named a seamount in the North Pacific Ocean (51? 25’ N and 159? 10’ W) for her.

Dr. Linda P.B. Katehi
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

LINDA P. B. KATEHI is the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the former John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering at Purdue University. She is an IEEE Fellow, as well as a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Katehi’s honors include a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation and a Humboldt Research Award. In 1995, she was named a fellow in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and in 2002 received the Distinguished Educator Award from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society. Katehi also has received five best paper awards, including the Marconi Premium Prize in 2001 from the Institute of Electronic Engineers. She holds or has applied for 19 U.S. patents and has graduated 37 doctoral students. In 2004, she received the Leading Light Award for Women in High Tech from the state of Indiana.

Dr. Neal F. Lane
Rice University

NEAL F. LANE is the Malcolm Gillis University Professor at Rice University. He also holds appointments as a Senior Fellow of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, where he is engaged in matters of science and technology policy, and in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Prior to returning to Rice University, Dr. Lane served in the Federal government as Assistant to the President for S&T and Director of the White House OSTP, from August 1998 to January 2001, and as Director of the NSF and member (ex officio) of the National Science Board. Prior to joining NSF, Dr. Lane was Provost and Professor of Physics at Rice University in Houston, Texas, a position he had held since 1986. He first came to Rice as an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and later became Professor of Physics and Space Physics and Astronomy. He left Rice from mid-1984 to 1986 to serve as Chancellor of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. In addition, from 1979 to 1980, while on leave from Rice, he worked at the NSF as Director of the Division of Physics. Widely regarded as a distinguished scientist and educator, Dr. Lane’s many writings and presentations include topics in theoretical atomic and molecular physics and science and technology policy. Dr. Lane has received numerous prizes, awards. He also serves on several boards and advisory committees. Born in Oklahoma City in 1938, Dr. Lane earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Oklahoma.



Mr. Richard E. Luce
Emory University

RICHARD LUCE is Vice Provost and Director of Libraries at Emory University. He is responsible for managing the Main Library -- including specialist libraries in Business, Chemistry, Music and Media, as well as the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Books Library (MARBL) -- and coordinating university-wide library policy with the directors of the Health, Law, Theology, and Oxford College Libraries. Prior to joining Emory, Mr. Luce was the Research Library director at Los Alamos National Laboratory (1991-2006). Known as an information technology pioneer and organizational innovator, he managed a world-class scientific research library and forged regional, national and international public information and technology collaborations. In 1999 he was a co-founder of the Open Archives Initiative to develop interoperable standards for author self-archiving systems. In October 2003 he co-organized the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, and in 2004, the Brazilian Declaration on Open Access. He holds numerous advisory and consultative positions supporting digital library development, electronic publishing and scholarly communication. He was the senior advisor to the Max Planck Society's Center for Information Management (2000-2006) and an executive board member of the National Information Standards Organization (1998-2004). He was the recipient of the 2005 Fellows' Prize for Leadership at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the first ever awarded to a nonscientist. Luce was the course director of the International Spring School on the Digital Library and E-Publishing for Science and Technology in Geneva and a founding member and chair of the Alliance for Innovation in Science and Technology Information (AISTI).He received a Distinguished Performance Award from Los Alamos for his contributions supporting science and technology. Prior to Los Alamos, Luce held positions as the first executive director of the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN), director of Colorado's Irving Library Network and assistant director of the Boulder Public Library in Colorado. He speaks extensively in the areas of digital libraries and scientific communication, quality and change management, and strategic planning. Luce holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of San Diego, a master's degree in public administration from San Diego State University and master's degree in library and information science from the University of South Florida.

Mr. Thomas B. McGarity
The University of Texas at Austin

THOMAS O. MCGARITY is Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. He was articles editor of the Texas Law Review. Thomas McGrarity has studied both administrative law and environmental law. He also teaches torts. He is currently serving as co-reporter for rulemaking on the American Bar Association’s restatement project of the Administrative Procedures Act and related statutes. He received his J.D. from the University of Texas. A former Articles Editor of the Texas Law Review, Professor McGarity is a leading scholar in the fields of both administrative law and environmental law. He also teaches torts. He has written three influential books: Workers at Risk (Praeger, 1993) (co-author), The Law of Environmental Protection (West, 2nd ed., 1991) (co-author), and Reinventing Rationality: The Role of Regulatory Analysis in the Federal Bureaucracy (Cambridge, 1991). His recent articles include "On the Prospect of Daubertizing Judicial Review of Risk Assessment" (Law & Contemporary Problems 2003). He currently serves as President of the Center for Progressive Reform.

Dr. Steven M. Paul
Eli Lilly and Company

STEVEN M. PAUL is the Executive Vice President for science and technology and president of Lilly Research Laboratories, a division of Eli Lilly and Company. He also is a member of the corporate policy and strategy, operations committees and the company's senior management council, a group of top Lilly executives who implements corporate strategies, ensures corporate performance and identifies corporate issues and opportunities. In 2005, Paul was named Chief Scientific Officer of the Year at one of the annual pharmaceutical achievement awards. He joined Lilly in April 1993 as vice president of central nervous system discovery and decision phase medical research in LRL and was named vice president, therapeutic area discovery research and clinical investigation, in 1996. Dr. Paul became group vice president of therapeutic area discovery research and clinical investigation for LRL in 1998. Paul received a BA degree, magna cum laude with honors, in biology and psychology from Tulane University in 1972. He received a MSc degree in anatomy and neuroanatomy and his doctor of medicine degree, both in 1975, from the Tulane University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Lilly, Paul served as scientific director of the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH); professor of psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine; and chief of the clinical neuroscience branch, as well as chief of the section on preclinical studies at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Paul is a member of various professional societies and he was listed as one of the most highly cited neuroscientists in the world (1980-2000), by the Institute for Scientific Information. Dr. Paul serves on the editorial boards of numerous scientific journals and on several NIH extramural and intramural committees. Paul serves on the board of directors of the Lilly Foundation, the Foundation of the NIH, Butler University and the Indianapolis Zoological Society.

Prof. Michael S. Turner
The University of Chicago

MICHAEL S. TURNER is the Bruce V. & Diana M. Rauner Distinguished Service Professor, Depts. of Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College, and Chairman, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics. He is a theoretical cosmologist, who coined the term dark energy. His book The Early Universe, co-written with fellow Chicago cosmologist Rocky Kolb, is the standard text on the subject. Turner earned a PhD in Physics from Stanford University in 1978. His research focuses on the application of modern ideas in elementary-particle theory to cosmology and astrophysics. Current specific areas of research include: big-bang nucleosynthesis in era of precision cosmology; theoretical aspects of inflationary cosmology; testing the inflationary paradigm; determining the nature of the dark energy that is causing the Universe to accelerate; dark matter and dark-matter detection; dark matter and the formation of structure in the Universe; the origin of the cosmic asymmetry between matter and antimatter; understanding how to use precision measurements of the fine-scale anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background and large-scale structure to probe inflation and fundamental physics; and aspects of axion, neutrino and string cosmology.

Dr. J. Anthony Tyson
University of California, Davis

J. ANTHONY (TONY) TYSON is Distinguished Professor of Physics at UC Davis and the director of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope or LSST will look wide, fast and deep, scanning the entire night sky every three nights for 10 years. Its mission will be to map the mysterious “dark matter” and “dark energy” that physicists say make up 95 percent of the universe. His research interests are in cosmology, dark matter, dark energy, observational optical astronomy, experimental gravitational physics, and new instrumentation. He recieved his Ph.D. degree from University of Wisconsin in 1967 and was a Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories from 1969 to 2003. His honors include: Elected to American Philosophical Society, Elected to National Academy of Sciences, Aaronson Memorial Prize, Elected Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Fellow, American Physical Society.

Dr. Steven C. Wofsy
Harvard University

STEVEN C. WOFSY is the Abbott Lawrence Rotch Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. Dr. Wofsy holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard University. He studies a variety of atmospheric gases using instruments aboard aircraft and also on the ground at long-term measurement sites. His research interests include undertaking theoretical and modeling studies to understand depletion of stratospheric ozone in polar regions, to assess future impacts of pollutants injected into the stratosphere, and to examine ecological and historical factors affecting atmospheric concentrations of CO2. In 2001 Dr. Wofsy received the Distinguished Public Service Medal from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.




Committee Membership Roster Comments
There has been a change in committee membership with the resignation of Prof. R. Alto Charo effective 05/22/2007.

Note (07-23-2009): Dr. Teresa A. Sullivan was appointed to the committee on April 15, 2007 and has been an active member since that time. Her name and bio-sketch, however, were inadvertently not posted above. This error has been rectified for the record.