Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC)

The MGH Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting is a two-day annual event, which celebrates key accomplishments of MGH investigators, past and present, and examines strategies for meeting the challenges currently facing the academic biomedical research community at MGH

We began the event with a Scientific Poster Session that highlights the ongoing research at MGH followed by an afternoon Research Symposium full of presentations from award winners across the institution.  The second day of the SAC meeting starts with an ECOR Report highlighting progress made on previous SAC recommendations, updates from several of the hospital’s research leaders and departmental chiefs, followed by round table discussions of issues facing the MGH research community.

The program provides an engaging and stimulating day of discussions. We are greatly appreciative of the MGH research community’s participation and especially grateful for the participation and the leadership of the SAC members who make each years meeting a productive and successful event.

 

2018 SAC Members

Constance L. Cepko, PhD
Professor, Genetics and Ophthalmology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Harvard Medical School
Term: SAC 2015 through SAC 2019 (1st Term)

Mark C. Fishman, MD
Past President and CEO
Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research
Term: SAC 2016 through SAC 2020 (1st Term)

Elaine Fuchs, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor of Mammalian
Cell Biology and Development
The Rockefeller University
Term:  SAC 2018 through SAC 2022 (1st Term)

Richard O. Hynes, PhD
Daniel K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Term: SAC 2018 through SAC 2022 (2nd Term)

Vivian S. Lee, MD, PhD, MBA
Past Senior Vice President for Health Services
Dean, School of Medicine
CEO, University of Utah Health Care
Term: SAC 2015 through SAC 2019 (1st Term)

Richard P. Lifton, MD, PhD
President and Head of Laboratory of Human Genetics and Genomics
The Rockefeller University
Term: SAC 2014 through SAC 2018 (2nd Term)

Daniel Podolsky, MD
President
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Term: SAC 2014 through SAC 2018 (1st Term)

Douglas A. Melton, PhD
Xander University Professor
Co-Director, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Harvard University
Term: SAC 2018 through SAC 2022 (1st term)

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA
Vice President for Medical Affairs
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Dean and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Term: SAC 2014 through SAC 2018 (2nd Term)

Ex officio
George Daley, MD, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Term: Ex officio