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About the RTSC
RTSC Leadership
Administrative Liaisons
Scientific Leadership Council


 

About the RTSC

Rush University Medical Center has committed to the process of transformation in creating a more supportive academic home for translational research through the development of the Rush Translational Sciences Consortium (RTSC). The consortium involves investigators, educators and administrators from Rush University Medical Center, the Cook County Bureau of Health Services and Illinois Institute of Technology and medical imaging technology firm Kitware, Inc. This consortium is among the largest health care delivery organizations in the nation, with well over 1.5 million ambulatory visits each year. Our patient population includes an urban and ethnically diverse community. Access to such populations is vital to the conduct of clinical trails leading to major public health impact.

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RTSC Leadership


 

James L. Mulshine, MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Provost for Research & Vice President
Director, Rush Translational Sciences Consortium
Rush University Medical Center

Co-Directors

Joshua J. Jacobs, MD
William A. Hark, MD/Susanne G. Swift
Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Director, Section of Biomaterials
Chair, Scientific Leadership Council
Rush Translational Sciences Consortium
Rush University Medical Center

Martha Clare Morris, ScD
Professor, Department of Internal of Medicine
Director, Section on Nutrition and Nutritional Epidemiology
Assistant Provost for Community Research
Co-Director, Rush Translational Sciences Consortium
Rush University Medical Center

Robert A. Weinstein, MD
C. Anderson Hedberg, MD Professor of Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Co-Director, Rush Translational Sciences Consortium
Rush University Medical Center
Interim Chairman, Department of Medicine
John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County Chief Operating Officer, Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center
Cook County Health and Hospital System

Administrative Director

Thomas E. Wilson, MBA
Senior Research Administrator
Assistant Vice President
Administrative Director, Rush Translational Sciences Consortium
Rush University Medical Center
 

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Administrative Liaisons


 

Thomas E. Wilson, MBA
Senior Research Administrator
Assistant Vice President
Administrative Director, RTSC
Rush University Medical Center

Richard K Davis, BS, MBA
Vice President, Medical Affairs
Principal Business Officer
Rush University Medical Center

Diane McKeever, MM, RA
Senior Vice President, Philanthropy
Chief Development Officer
Secretary, The Trustees
Rush University Medical Center

Joan Kurtenbach, MPH
Vice President
Strategic Planning, Marketing & Communications
Rush University Medical Center

Jamie B. Parent, MS, MT (ASCP)
Vice President of IT Operations & Associate CIO
Rush University Medical Center

Brian T Smith, MHA, BEE
Executive Director, Rush University Medical Group
Vice President of Medical Affairs, Clinical Practice
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Systems Management
Rush University Medical Center

Lac V. Tran, BS, MSSD
Sr. Vice President, Chief Information Office and Associate Dean
Rush University Medical Center

Simone Tseng, MHSA
Associate Vice President
Strategic Planning, Marketing & Program Development
Rush University Medical Center
 

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Scientific Leadership Council


 

Chair

Joshua J. Jacobs, MD
William A. Hark, MD/Susanne G. Swift
Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Director, Section of Biomaterials
Chair, Scientific Leadership Council
Rush Translational Sciences Consortium
Rush University Medical Center

Members

David A. Bennett, MD
Robert C. Borwell Professor of Neurological Sciences
Director, Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center
Rush University Medical Center

James Calvin, MD
James B. Herrick, MD, Professor of Medicine
Director, Section of Cardiovascular Disease
Medical Director, Rush Heart and Vascular Institute
Rush University Medical Center

Leyla deToledo-Morrell, PhD
Jean Schweppe-Armour Professor of Neurological Sciences
Director, Graduate Program in Neuroscience
Rush University Medical Center

Robert S. Eisenberg, PhD
Francis and catherine Bard professor
Professor and Chairman, Molecular Biophysics and Physiology
Rush University Medical Center

Denis A. Evans, MD
Alan V. and Solomon Jesmer Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences
Rush University Medical Center

Audrey French, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Section of Infectious Diseases
Rush University Medical Center
Attending, Infectious Diseases
John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County

Philip G. Janicak, MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Medical Director, Psychiatric Clinical Research Center
Rush University Medical Center

Ali Keshavarzian, MD
Josephine M. Dyrenforth Professor of Gastroenterology
Professor, Department of Medicine, Pharmacology, Molecular Biophysics & Physiology
Vice Chairman of Medicine for Academic and Research Affairs
Director, Division of Digestive Diseases
Rush University Medical Center

Howard L. Kaufman, MD, FACS
Director, Rush University Medical Center
Associate Dean, Rush Medical College
Professor of Surgery, Internal Medicine-Medical Oncology,
Microbiology/Immunology
Rush University Medical Center

Jeffrey H. Kordower, PhD
Jean Schweppe-Armour Professor of Neurological Sciences
Rush University Medical Center

Alan L. Landay, PhD
The Thomas J. Coogan, Sr., MD, Professor of Immunology
Chairman, Department of Immunology/Microbiology
Rush University Medical Center

Anne-Marie Malfait, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Internal Medicine
Rush University Medical Center

Martha Clare Morris, ScD
Professor, Department of Internal of Medicine
Director, Section on Nutrition and Nutritional Epidemiology
Assistant Provost for Community Research
Co-Director, Rush Translational Sciences Consortium
Rush University Medical Center

James L. Mulshine, MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Provost for Research
Vice President
Director, Rush Translational Sciences Consortium
Rush University Medical Center

Lynda H. Powell, PhD
The Charles J. and Margaret Roberts Professor of Preventive Medicine (Cardiology), Behavioral Medicine and Pharmacology
Chairperson, Department of Preventive Medicine
Rush University Medical Center

Julie A. Schneider, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology (Neuropathology) and Neurological Sciences
Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center
Rush University Medical Center

 

Raj C. Shah, MD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center
Education and Information Transfer Core Leader, Rush Alzheimer's Disease Core Center
Rush University Medical Center

David C. Shelledy, PhD, RRT, RPFT, FAARC
Professor, Departments of?Health Systems Management & Respiratory Care
Dean, College of Health Sciences
Rush University Medical Center

Rick Sumner, PhD
Mary Lou Bell McGrew Presidential Professor for Medical Research
Professor and Chairman, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Rush University Medical Center

Vincent T. Turitto, DEngrSci
Chairman, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology

Leonard A. Valentino, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Immunology/Microbiology and Biochemistry
Director, Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Rush Hemophilia & Thrombophilia Center
Rush University Medical Center

Robert A. Weinstein, MD
C. Anderson Hedberg, MD Professor of Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Co-Director, Rush Translational Sciences Consortium
Rush University Medical Center
Interim Chairman, Department of Medicine
John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County
Chief Operating Officer, Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center
Cook County Health and Hospital System

Miles N. Wernick, PhD
Director, Medical Imaging Research Center
Illinois Institute of Technology
Executive Committee, Rush Translational Sciences Consortium
Rush University Medical Center

Mary Jane Welch, DNP, APRN, BC
Assistant Professor, Community Systems and Mental Health Nursing
Director, Human Subjects' Protection, Research Affairs
Rush University Medical Center

JoEllen Wilbur, PhD
Professor, College of Nursing,
Associate Dean for Research, College of Nursing
Rush University Medical Center

Chunxiang "Kevin" Zhang, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Pharmacology
The Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Presidential Professor
Rush Medical College
Rush University Medical Center

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