Oversight Committee

Oversight Committee

The Repository Oversight Committee is responsible for:

  • Reviewing sample and data proposals
  • Guiding future enhancements and improvements to the design of the Repository
  • Reviewing and providing recommendations for the longitudinal design of the Repository

Members of the Repository Oversight Committee include representatives from ACP, each active collection site, the Transverse Myelitis Association and the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation.

Current Repository Oversight Committee members: 

Terrence F. Blaschke, M.D.
Professor of  Medicine and of Molecular Pharmacology (Active Emeritus)
Stanford University School of Medicine

Elliot Frohman, M.D., Ph.D.*
Professor of Neurology
University of Texas Southwestern
Medical Center

Rip Kinkel, M.D.*
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,
Harvard Medical School

Augusto Miravalle, M.D.*
Assistant Professor and. Associate Director
University of Colorado

Michael Racke, M.D.*
Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology
The Ohio State University

Peter Riskind, M.D., Ph.D.*
Director, MS Clinic
Professor of Clinical Neurology
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Saud Sadiq, M.D.*
Founder and Director
Multiple Sclerosis Research Center
and International MS Management Practice of New York

Hollie Schmidt, M.S.
VP of Scientific Operations
Accelerated Cure Project

Sanford J. Siegel, Ph.D.
Transverse Myelitis Association

Lawrence Steinman, M.D.*
Chair, Interdepartmental Program in Immunology
Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine

Ben Thrower, M.D.*
Medical Director
Multiple Sclerosis Institute at Shepherd Center

Arun Venkatesan, M.D., Ph.D.*
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Johns Hopkins Hospital


* Indicates ACP Repository Principal Investigator