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Strategic Planning

In the summer of 2018, the Center began a strategic planning process to address the changing landscape of the Center's membership and research programs. To kick off the strategic planning process, a survey was distributed and an all-Center retreat was held to gather input and feedback on the main goals of the Center. A Senior Executive Committee (SEC) was formed to develop and implement a strategic plan for the Center. A Committee structure was subsequently adopted to manage the various activities and needs of the Center.

CMSR Senior Executive Committee (SEC) Members

Jennifer Anolik  
Hani Awad Chair, Training & Education Committee
Danielle Benoit  
Brendan Boyce  
Mark Buckley Chair, Core Users Committee
Laura Calvi  
Roman Eliseev Chair, Rigor & Reproducibility Committee
Jen Jonason Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Alayna Loiselle  
Benjamin Miller  
Ed Puzas Chair, Mentoring Committee
Ben Ricciardi Co-Chair, Clinical Engagement Committee
Chris Ritchlin  
Paul Rubery  
Eddie Schwarz Chair, Advancement Committee
Caroline Thirukumaran Co-Chair, Clinical Engagement Committee
Chao Xie  
Lianping Xing  
Allison Yeh Co-Director of BMTI Core
Xinping Zhang  

CMSR SEC Membership Qualifications

  • Full Professors & Tenured *Associate Professors or *Associate Professors who are CMSR Core Directors


*Associate Professors must also have at least three years' membership in the Center.

CMSR SEC Structure

CMSR SEC Committee Structure 2023

Since summer 2018, the SEC has been meeting monthly and working with Executive Coach Donna Rawady to draft a strategic plan. A CMSR Retreat was held on August 25, 2022 to provide an update to and solicit feedback from Center faculty on the drafted strategic plan. Committee updates are also being provided on a regular basis at the Friday morning PI meetings: