CRP Committees

Governance Committee

This is a decision-making committee regarding major equipment purchases, site planning/construction, business plans, priority of PET tracer production and research activities, and programmatic development of the Cyclotron and Radiochemistry facility. Its responsibilities include: 1) interact with the Internal Advisory Board, Clinical Advisory Committee, business partners, and external consultants to make plans and final decisions for the Cyclotron team to execute; 2) facilitate problem-solving and minimize conflicts; and 3) report to the Dean's Office with anticipated progress and obtain solutions to unexpected problems when necessary.

Neil M. Rofsky, M.D. (Chair) Professor and Chair of Radiology
Greg Fitz, M.D. Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Dean of UT Southwestern Medical School
Dan Crawley, M.B.A. Administrative Director of Radiology
Robert Lenkinski, Ph.D. Professor and Vice Chair of Radiology
Dean Sherry, Ph.D. Professor and Director, Advanced Imaging Research Center
Xiankai Sun, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Director of the CRP

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is composed of leading investigators from the major user groups identified for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Cyclotron Grant application. Its responsibilities include: 1) provide scientific oversight of the Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Program; 2) meet with the governance body to review the progress of radiotracer production and delivery in previous years and set the priorities for radiotracer production and development in coming years; 3) review the progress of radiotracer production and delivery; 4) facilitate scientific integration of on-campus research activities with the existing preclinical or human PET imaging capabilities; 5) assist the cyclotron team in working with faculty users to maximize efficient use of the facility and with the UT Southwestern administration to address structural and operational needs.

Neil M. Rofsky, M.D. (Chair) Professor and Chair, Radiology
Dean Sherry, Ph.D. (Co-Chair) Professor and Director, Advanced Imaging Research Center
Marc Diamond, M.D. Professor and Director, Center for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases, Neurology & Neurotherapeutics, Neuroscience
David Mangelsdorf, Ph.D. Professor and Chair, Pharmacology
Steven McKnight, Ph.D. Professor, Biochemistry
Orhan Öz, M.D., Ph.D. Professor and Co-Director, Preclinical Nuclear Imaging Laboratory
Rathan Subramaniam, M.D., Ph.D. Professor and Chief of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology
Carol Tamminga, M.D. Professor and Chair, Psychiatry
Robert Toto, M.D.  Associate Dean for Translational Science, PI of NIH's CTSA in Dallas

Clinical Advisory Committee

Consisting of major clinicians on-campus with potential interest in PET services, the Clinical Advisory Committee directs the production of clinical PET radiotracers. Its responsibilities include: 1) facilitate translational research and first-in-humans trials with novel PET tracers; 2) provide guidance for clinical services and research activities with PET tracers; 3) discuss regularly unmet clinical needs with the CRP; 4) assist the CRP in compliance with FDA regulations governing PET drugs in humans; and 5) bridge the gap between basic science and clinical needs.

Orhan Öz, M.D., Ph.D.  (Chair) Professor of Diagnostic Radiology
Neil M. Rofsky, M.D. (Co-Chair) Professor and Chair, Radiology
James Brugarolas, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Michael Choti, M.D.  Professor of Surgery
David Gerber, M.D. Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Gerald Greil, M.D., Ph.D. Professor and Chief of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics
Diana R. Kerwin, M.D. Director of Texas Alzheimer’s Memory Disorders, Chief of Geriatric Medicine, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
Elizabeth Maher, M.D. Associate Professor of Neuro-Oncology
Rathan Subramaniam, M.D., Ph.D. Professor and Chief of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology
Robert Timmerman, M.D. Professor and Vice Chair of Radiation Oncology
Angela Wishon, J.D. Assistant Vice President, Research Administration