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Internal Advisory Committee

The Internal Advisory Committee consists of WVCTSI partner site leaders with clinical and translational research expertise. The Committee is chaired by Clay Marsh, Vice President and Executive Dean of Health Sciences at WVU, and includes Eleven standing members who each serve one-year terms.

The Internal Advisory Committee advises the WVCTSI Director and Steering Committee on its overall operations and its success in meeting its goals. This evaluation is based on semiannual updates provided by the Director to the Committee and by the reports of the Tracking, Evaluation, and Quality Improvement Core. Specific metrics addressed include: success in meeting goals and objectives identified in each Core; success in recruiting plans, in particular those for clinician-scientists; performance of WVCTSI leadership; and effectiveness with which investigators can access and utilize the resources and services of the Cores. The Internal Advisory Committee, through its Chair, provides semiannual evaluation of and feedback for the WVCTSI.

Current Internal Advisory Committee Members:


Clay Marsh, (Chair) Vice President and Executive Dead for Health Sciences

West Virginia University 


Craig Boisvert, Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean,

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine


Judy Charlton, Chief Medical Officer

WVU Medicine


Greg Dunaway, Dean, Eberly College of Arts & Sciences

West Virginia University


Emma Morton Eggleston, Dean

WVU Eastern Division 


Sharon Hall, President, Health Education and Research Institute

Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC)


John Linton, Associate Vice President & Dean, School of Medicine Charleston Campus

WVU Charleston Division 


Foti Panagakos, Vice Dean for Administration and Research, School of Dentistry

West Virginia University


Maryanne Reed, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

West Virginia University


Earl Scime, Interim Dean, Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources

West Virginia University


Joseph Shapiro, Dean, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Marshall University


(List updated January 31, 2020)