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Felcom membership

The NIH Fellows Committee (FelCom) is comprised of Postdoctoral Representatives from the Institutes-Centers within the Intramural Research Program (IRP) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Each FelCom member is classified by one of the following member types:

    • Ad Hoc -Fellows who have volunteered to help with a specific FelCom subcommittee for a defined length of time. Ad hoc members do not have voting privileges
    • At Large - Fellows who have volunteered to become involved in a FelCom subcommittee or as a liaison. Appointed through the Postdoctoral Services Director of the Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE). At large members have voting rights. They must abide by the same attendance policies as IC (institute and center)-appointed representatives.
    • Basic - Postdoctoral fellows with PhDs. Basic representatives are appointed by the Scientific Director, Clinical Director, or Training Director of the relevant IC. Typically, one per IC.
    • Clinical - Clinical fellows with MDs. Clinical representatives are appointed by the Scientific Director, Clinical Director, or Training Director of the relevant IC. Typically, one per IC.
    • Ex Officio - Several key members from OITE and OIR (Office of Intramural Research) holding leadership positions.

Felcom Officers, Committee Chairs and Liaisons

The following is a list of fellows who hold officerial, committe chair, or liaison positions within the FelCom organization.

FelCom Officers

  • Co-Chair, Basic Science: Vasty Osei Amponsa
  • Co-Chair, Clinical Fellows: Marja Brolinson
  • Membership Secretary: Ahsan Habib
  • Administrative Secretary: Shiva Singh

Committee Chairs

  • Career Development Committee: Victoria Hill & Amit Singh
  • Clinical FelCom Committee: Marja Brolinson & Stephanie Kubala
  • Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE) Committee: Charles Bou-Nader & Sunayana Syed
  • Fellows Safety Committee: Anna SantaMaria & David Mallick
  • Health and Recreation Committee: Tiffany Zarrella & Rosario Jaime-Lara
  • Service Outreach Committee: Kristen Warren & Surangi Perera
  • Social Committee: Nick Madian & Anthony Yerabham
  • Visiting Fellows Committee: Harrison Daly & Aditi Chaurasia
  • Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series (WALS) Committee: Salina Gairhe & Farinaz Safvai

Liaisons

    • Animal Research Advisory Committee (ARAC): Francesca Barone
    • Child Care Board: Sila Ataca & Pragya Prakash
    • Committee on Scientific Conduct & Ethics: Tamara Haque
    • Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES): Jennifer Panlilio & Anushka Wickramaratne
    • Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC): Stacey Doran, Nirmal Choradia & Areeba Saif
    • Graduate Student Council (GSC): Cristina Meehan
    • Medical Executive Committee (MEC): Stephanie Kubala & Marja Brolinson
    • National Postdoc Association (NPA): Rupali Sharma
    • Outreach Liaison: Larisa Gearhart-Serna & Anindita Ray
    • PRAT Liaison: Veronica Ryan
    • Recreation and Welfare Committee & Health and Wellness Council: Manami Bhattacharya
    • Training Directors Committee: John Giannini & Harmen Steele
    • Women Scientists Advisors (WSA) Committee: Agnes Karasik & Zeinab Farhat

Institute/Center (IC) Representatives

    • CCR-FYI (NCI): Vasty Osei Amponsa
    • FDA: Lisa Thompson
    • NCATS: Atena Farkhondeh Kalat
    • NCCIH: Nick Madian
    • NCI-CPFP: Ariella Korn
    • NCI-Shady Grove: Wayne Lawrence
    • NEI: Joanne Li
    • NHGRI: Sarah Lee
    • NHLBI: Christi Gurniak
    • NIA: Jessica Smith, Ahsan Habib, Camila Vieira & Sunayana Syed 
    • NIAAA: Bryan Mackowiak & Danielle Sambo
    • NIAID: Zarna Pala & Brittany Fleming
    • NIAMS: Rachael Philips & Danielle Chisolm
    • NIBIB: Parinaz Fathi
    • NICHD: Lauren Walling (Basic) & Vivian Szymczuk (Clinical)
    • NIDA: Renata Marchette & Albert Burgess-Hull
    • NIDCD: Braulio Peguero
    • NIDCR: Jason Collins
    • NIDDK: Sezen Meydan Marks
    • NIEHS: Anastasia Robinson
    • NIGMS-PRAT: Vivien Maltez
    • NIMH: Maya Wang
    • NIMHD: Jessica Fernandez
    • NINDS: Allison Snyder (Clinical) & Patrick Wright (Basic)
    • NINR: Rosario Jaime-Lara
    • NLM: Keith Dufault-Thompson
    • USUHS: Lalitha Kurada
    • VRC (NIAID): Juan Moliva & Sila Ataca

FelCom Advisors

  • Chuck Dearolf, PhD, OIR
  • Sharon Milgram, PhD, OITE
  • Lori Conlan, PhD, OITE