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Board of Regents Profiles

Official Membership Roster

The National Library of Medicine Board of Regents meets three times a year. There are ten appointed members and nine ex officios. The following are the current appointed members with their dates of office.

Trudy F.C. MacKay, Ph.D.


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Trudy Frances Charlene MacKay, Ph.D. is the current Chair of the Board of Regents. 

She is a William Neal Reynolds and Distinguished University Professor of Genetics at North Carolina State University. Dr. MacKay focuses her research efforts on the genetic and environmental factors affecting variation in quantitative traits in Drosophila melanogaster, or fruit fly. She currently receives NIH funding to study the genetics of aggression, alcohol sensitivity, olfaction, lifespan, sleep, circadian rhythms, and stress resistance.

She is a fellow of the Royal Society, the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence; the US National Academy of Sciences; and the American Academy of Arts and Science. Dr. MacKay received her Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Eric Dishman, M.S.


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Mr. Eric Dishman is an Intel Fellow and General Manager of Intel's Health and Life Sciences Group. He founded the product research and innovation team responsible for driving Intel's worldwide healthcare research, new product innovation, strategic planning, and health policy and standards activities.

Mr. Dishman is recognized globally for driving healthcare reform through home-and community-based technologies and services, with a focus on enabling independent living for seniors. He has co-founded organizations devoted to advancing independent living, including the Technology Research for Independent Living Centre, the Center for Aging Services Technologies, the Everyday Technologies for Alzheimer's Care program, and the Oregon Center for Aging & Technology. In addition, he has published numerous articles on independent living technologies and co-authored government reports on health information technologies and health reform.

He received his M.S. from the Southern Illinois University.

David A. Fleming, M.D., M.A., F.A.C.P.


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David A. Fleming, M.D., MA, FACP is Professor and Chairman of Internal Medicine at the University of Missouri School of Medicine (MU), in Columbia, Missouri.  Dr. Fleming was also the founding Director of the MU Center for Health Ethics which was established in 2001, and continues in that role. Dr. Fleming also serves on the Board of Regents and is chair of the Board of Governors for the American College of Physicians (ACP), the largest medical specialty organization in the United States. He will serve as chair during the 2011-2012 board year.

Dr. Fleming received his medical degree from the University of Missouri, School of Medicine.

Robert A. Greenes, M.D., Ph.D.


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Dr. Greenes is Ira A. Fulton Chair and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Arizona State University and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Mayo Clinic. Before that, he was the founder and director of the Decision Systems Group, a Harvard-based biomedical informatics laboratory at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Program Director of the National Library of Medicine-supported Boston Research Training Program in Biomedical Informatics. He was Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Informatics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The chair now bears his name. He was also Professor of Radiology, Health Sciences and Technology, and Health Policy and Management at Harvard.

With an M.D. and Ph.D. in applied mathematics/computer science from Harvard, he is a member of the Institute of Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, the American College of Radiology, and the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine.

Henry Lewis III, Pharm.D.


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Dr. Henry Lewis III is president of Florida Memorial University. Before he held this position he served as Dean and professor in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Florida A & M University (FAMU). He received his doctor of pharmacy degree from Mercer University School of Pharmacy.

Dr. Lewis is also active in minority affairs. He is past president of the Minority Health Profession Foundation and the Foundation’s sister agency, the Association of Minority Health Profession Schools. As a biomedical researcher he has focused on sickle cell anemia and has been the principal investigator or project director on research/training grants totaling over $95 million.

Sandra Martin, M.S.L.S.


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Ms. Sandra Martin is the Director of the Shiffman Medical Library, Wayne State University.

She leads the library's Public Services Team and has created several guides for the Shiffman library including Shiffman Medical Reference Tools and Services, Shiffman Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Timesaver, and Shiffman Sleep Medicine Timesaver. She is also a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP).

She received her MSLS from Wayne State University.

Ralph Z. Roskies, Ph.D.


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Dr. Ralph Z. Roskies is a founder and Scientific Director of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. He concerns himself with general issues involving high performance computing and, lately, problems of large data. He has overseen work on genomics, molecular modeling, cellular modeling, and large-scale image analysis.

Dr. Roskies is Professor of Physics at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University.

Esther Sternberg, M.D.


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Dr. Esther Sternberg is Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine. She is also Founding Director of the University of Arizona Institute on Place and Wellbeing, a unique interdisciplinary Institute linking biomedical, health professionals and design professionals to research and create places supporting health and wellbeing. Dr. Sternberg is internationally recognized for her discoveries in brain-immune interactions and the effects of the brain's stress response on health: the science of the mind-body interaction.

Prior to her work at the University of Arizona, Dr. Sternberg worked at the NIH and served as Chief of the Section on Neuroendocrine Immunology & Behavior, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and Director, Integrative Neural Immune Program, NIMH.

She received her MD degree and trained in rheumatology at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Gail A. Yokote, M.S.


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Gail A. Yokote is Associate Librarian for Sciences & Technical Services at the Peter J. Shields Library at the University of California, Davis. She has an extensive history of working at the UC, Davis and UCLA libraries in various management positions.

Ms. Yokote has also held various elected positions in the library field, including, serving as National Program Committee co-chair, for the Medical Library Association. She has also published several articles in the field of Library Sciences.

Ms. Yokote received her master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana.