GOVERNANCE

Heather Brumberg, MD, MPH, FAAP

Heather Brumberg, MD, MPH, FAAP

President (2020-2023)

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center / NY Medical College
Valhalla, NY

Mamta Fuloria, MBBS

Mamta Fuloria, MBBS

Secretary (2016-2021)

The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Bronx, NY

Shetal Shah, MD, FAAP

Shetal Shah, MD, FAAP

Treasurer (2016-2021)

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital
Valhalla, NY

Jason Stoller, MD

Jason Stoller, MD

Past President (2017-2020)

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Hamid Bassiri, MD, PhD

Hamid Bassiri, MD, PhD

Councilor (2018-2022)

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Lori Billinghurst, MD, MSc FRCPC

Lori Billinghurst, MD, MSc FRCPC

Councilor (2017-2021)

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Lindsey Douglas, MD, MSc

Lindsey Douglas, MD, MSc

Councilor (2017-2021)

Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital
New York, NY

Julie Goodwin, MD

Julie Goodwin, MD

Councilor (2019-2023)

Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Edward Hurley, MD

Edward Hurley, MD

Councilor (2020-2024)

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Jonathan Mintzer, MD

Jonathan Mintzer, MD

Councilor (2019-2023)

Mountainside Medical Center
Montclair, NJ

David Rubenstein, MD

David Rubenstein, MD

Councilor (2018-2022)

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
New York, NY

Patricia Vuguin, MD

Patricia Vuguin, MD

Councilor (2020-2024)

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
New York, NY

COMMITTEES

Membership Committee

Melissa Langhan, MD, MHS (Chair)
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
melissa.langhan@yale.edu

Semsa Gogcu, MD, MPH
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Winston-Salem, NC
semsagogcu@gmail.com

Rubia Khalak, MD
Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY
khalakr@amc.edu

Ursula Nawab, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
nawabu@email.chop.edu

Mandate: A strong commitment to establish a diverse and inclusive group of members who are representative of our pediatric research community at large.

Responsibilities:

  1. Review all membership applications to ensure that applicants fulfill the requirements set forth by ESPR bylaws.
  2. Update membership requirements when necessary to ensure all eligible providers are included.
  3. Provide outreach to regional institutions regarding the benefits of ESPR membership.
  4. Highlight new members at our annual meeting.
  5. Assist in both adapting current and developing new initiatives to support ESPR membership.

Nominating Committee

Adam Spanier, MD (Chair)
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
aspanier@peds.umaryland.edu

Lindsey Douglas, MD
Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital
New York, NY
lindsey.douglas.md@gmail.com

Elisa I. Muniz, MD, MS
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY
elmuniz@montefiore.org

Mandate: To recruit representative and diverse nominees for the election of open council and officer positions.

Responsibilities:

  1. Notify membership of open positions and request nominations (November-January).
  1. Review nominees to be sure they meet bylaws criteria, are current members of ESPR, and create ballot.
  1. Run elections such that voting occurs February through midnight of the day before the annual business meeting at the ESPR Scientific Meeting.
  1. Notify elected council members and officers as well as those not elected of their status. Those newly elected will be invited to the Council and Business Meetings at the ESPR Scientific Meeting. Those not elected will be encouraged to join an ESPR committee.

Planning Committee

Lori Billinghurst, MD, MSc, FRCPC (Chair)
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
billinghurstL@email.chop.edu

Ed Hurley, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
edward.hurley@chp.edu

Jonathan Mintzer, MD
Mountainside Medical Center
Montclair, NJ
jmintzermd@gmail.com

Jayasree Nair, MD
John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital
Buffalo NY
jnair@upa.chob.edu

Vivien Yap, MD
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY
vly9001@med.cornell.edu

Elizabeth Yen, MD
Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA
EYen@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Sponsorship Committee

Hamid Bassiri, MD (Chair)
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
bassiri@email.chop.edu

Meredith Monaco-Brown, MD
Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY
monacom1@amc.edu

David Rubenstein, MD
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
New York, NY
sdr26@columbia.edu

Mandate: To secure financial support for ESPR initiatives (including annual meetings, workshops, and webinars) in the form of sponsorship or exhibitorship from both academic and non-academic sources

Responsibilities (months in parentheses refer to timelines for securing financial support for the annual meeting):

  1. Establish a list of academic and non-academic sponsors and exhibitors, and their contact representatives (June-July)
  1. Send invitations and information about ESPR initiatives to each contact, to gauge their interest in financially supporting these (August)
  1. Work closely with the president, president-elect, treasurer, and other council members to keep lines of communication open with each of the academic and non-academic contacts, in order to answer any questions they may have about our initiatives, and the benefits of sponsorship or exhibitorship, and to facilitate the exchange of any necessary financial documents (September-December)
  1. Work closely with the Treasurer and other financial representatives of ESPR to ensure the timely delivery of committed funds from sponsors and exhibitors (January-March)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Patricia Vuguin, MD (Chair)
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
New York, NY
pv2267@cumc.columbia.edu

Suhasini Kaushal, MD
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC
suhasinichandra@yahoo.com

Onome Oghifobibi, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
komegly@gmail.com

Mandate: To serve as the diversity, equity and inclusion committee of the ESPR and promote awareness in diversity, equity and inclusion within all the committees, offices and members. Our tasks include  actively diversifying membership and leadership, representing the board on matters of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and supporting initiatives that will help direct the course of the ESPR in such related matters.

Responsibilities:

  • To act as an advisory body and work with board and committees on issues and initiatives that impact diversity and inclusion.
  •  To understand the current demographics of our leadership and members
  • To develop a repository of resources for our membership and leadership.
  • To support efforts that seek resources and programs on diversity and inclusion and conduct activities that promote awareness, action and in some cases changes in the way ESPR addresses diversity and inclusion.
  • To develop regular sessions (virtual) with invited speakers to address topics that enhances diversity and inclusion within the medical research community and propose strategies to support the efforts.
  • To develop mentoring and networking opportunities between senior and under- represented junior members.
  • To create a safe environment for open/constructive/ongoing discussion of diversity, inclusion, equity and respect.
  • To create an inclusive culture that fosters creativity and productivity through collaboration in diversity.
  • To collaborate with and respond to our members in implementing the mission of this committee.

This page is intended to provide resources to the membership that support efforts to expand a diverse and inclusive work force in medicine and the biomedical sciences. Resources are highlighted for members of URM groups, defined as: underrepresented racial and ethnic groups (African Americans, Mexican Americans, Mainland Puerto Ricans, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders), individuals with disabilities, individuals who identify as LGBTQ, and individuals from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities  (NIMHD) mission is to lead scientific research to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. The NIMHD has been a leader in increasing the scientific community’s focus on non-biological factors such as socioeconomics, politics, discrimination, culture, and environment in relation to health disparities. NIMHD invests in research and fosters collaborations and partnerships to promote and support evidence-based science to inform practice and policy. https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nimhd.nih.gov%2F&data=02%7C01%7CHeather.Brumberg%40wmchealth.org%7Cffc73f9c11a74ec2051c08d84e9e480c%7C04a4e212fbc24cbdacc567389ee10acb%7C0%7C0%7C637345789005748050&sdata=u9FILDaGaepFaShW21NtP74aaonds%2FqHsleIJzznkGM%3D&reserved=0

The National Research Mentoring Network  (NRMN) is a nationwide consortium of biomedical professionals and institutions collaborating to provide, all trainees, across the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences with evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming. The NRMN aims to utilize structured mentorship and networking experiences to enhance the training and career development of individuals from diverse backgrounds, communities, and cultures who are pursuing biomedical and behavioral research careers. The NRMN links highly knowledgeable and skilled mentors from various disciplines with talented, motivated and diverse mentees from the undergraduate to early career faculty level. https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.niddk.nih.gov%2Fresearch-funding%2Fresearch-programs%2Fdiversity-programs%2Fnetwork-minority-health-research-investigators-nmri&data=02%7C01%7CHeather.Brumberg%40wmchealth.org%7Cffc73f9c11a74ec2051c08d84e9e480c%7C04a4e212fbc24cbdacc567389ee10acb%7C0%7C0%7C637345789005748050&sdata=D66kqD7OPBclVSnCF4eSWkfgord7GdkKmfVVLfVmOc8%3D&reserved=0

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The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lorealusa.com%2Fcsr-commitments%2Fl%25E2%2580%2599or%25C3%25A9al-usa-for-women-in-science-program&data=02%7C01%7CHeather.Brumberg%40wmchealth.org%7Cffc73f9c11a74ec2051c08d84e9e480c%7C04a4e212fbc24cbdacc567389ee10acb%7C0%7C0%7C637345789005748050&sdata=hCLb95uF6Ll%2FtJG3B3d9n3uioiazJlTmOXa%2FrQLG%2BVI%3D&reserved=0

The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, formerly known as the Minority Medical Faculty Development Program, was created to increase the number of faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who can achieve senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing and who will encourage and foster the development of succeeding classes of such physicians, dentists, and nurse-scientists. Four-year postdoctoral research awards are offered to historically disadvantaged physicians, dentists, and nurses who are committed to developing careers in academic medicine and to serving as role models for students and faculty of similar background. https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amfdp.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7CHeather.Brumberg%40wmchealth.org%7Cffc73f9c11a74ec2051c08d84e9e480c%7C04a4e212fbc24cbdacc567389ee10acb%7C0%7C0%7C637345789005748050&sdata=PPGXui2kAE09WzxSoB3ojvA4JQIW6Ysl%2FXQlO4ZLxkU%3D&reserved=0

National Medical Association (NMA)

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National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)

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Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality

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Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP)

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American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)

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New England Journal of Medicine Race and Medicine contains free access to articles

https://www.nejm.org/race-and-medicine

Social Media Committee

Beatrice Goilav, MD (Chair)
The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Bronx, NY
bgoilav@montefiore.org

PAST PRESIDENTS

2017–2020 Jason Stoller, MD
2014–2017 George A. Porter, Jr. MD, PhD
2011–2014 Vineet Bhandari, MD, DM
2008–2011 Lawrence M. Nogee, MD
2005–2008 Bruce D. Gelb, MD
2002–2005 Luc P. Brion, MD
1999–2002 Mitchell J. Kresch, MD
1996–1999 Ira H. Gewolb, MD
1993–1996 Alan R. Fleischman, MD
1991–1993 Marc Yudkoff, MD
1989–1991 Joseph B. Warshaw, MD
1988–1989 Laurence Finberg, MD