Central Tenure Committee (CTC)
The 1994 report of the External Advisory Committee on the NIH Intramural Research Program recommended that an NIH-wide tenure committee, composed of at least 12 tenured scientists, serve as an advisory body to the Deputy Director for Intramural Research (DDIR). In keeping with this recommendation, the first meeting of the Central Tenure Committee (CTC) was held on June 1, 1994. The CTC replaces the Board of Scientific Directors in making final recommendations to the DDIR on all tenure decisions.
Purpose and Function
The purpose of the CTC is to review nominations for tenure and make recommendations to the DDIR, who is the deciding official. The DDIR is the committee chair and one of the Assistant Directors, OIR, serves as the executive secretary. In addition, four expert panels – the Clinical Investigator Review Panel, the Computer Scientist Review Panel, the Epidemiology and Biometry Review Panel, and the Behavioral Investigator Review Panel – have been established to provide advice to the CTC and the DDIR in specialized areas.
The CTC membership represents a mix of outstanding senior intramural scientists involved in both basic and clinical research. The term of service for committee members is four years, established so that one-fourth of members rotate on and off the committee each year. Meetings are scheduled twice monthly, according to availability of submitted cases, usually on Monday afternoons at 3:00 p.m.
To submit a case for the CTC, please create a single PDF with the required items below in the order stipulated. Do not bookmark. PDF must be editable. Submit by e-mail to Dr. Arlyn García-Pérez. Please click here for the Tenure Check Sheet.
Tenure recommendations are presented by the appropriate Scientific Director (SD), who is accompanied by the Laboratory/Branch Chief to answer questions regarding resources, skills, accomplishments, and how the candidate's work meets the goals of the institute.
For further logistical information call the Office of Intramural Research (OIR) at 301-496-1381 or 301-496-1921.
October 1, 2022 - September 30, 2023
Dr. Nina F. Schor
Deputy Director for Intramural Research
Dr. Arlyn García-Pérez
Director of Policy and Analysis, OIR
- Dr. Mirit Aladjem, NCI-CCR
- Dr. Veronica Alvarez, NIAAA
- Dr. Anirban Banerjee, NICHD
- Dr. Leighton Chan, CC
- Dr. Mark Cookson, NIA
- Dr. Ann Dean, NIDDK
- Dr. Laura Elnitski, NHGRI
- Dr. Michele K. Evans, NIA
- Dr. Michael Fessler, NIEHS
- Dr. Theo Heller, NIDDK
- Dr. Zheng Li, NIMH
- Dr. Todd Macfarlan, NICHD
- Dr. Niki Moutsopoulos, NIDCR
- Dr. Veronique Roger, NHLBI
- Dr. Lorna Role, NINDS
- Dr. Clare Waterman, NHLBI
- Dr. Janice Lee, DDICR
- Dr. John Gallin, CC
- OEDI Representative
- Ms. Dierdre Andrews, OIR Program Specialist
Advisory Review Panels to the CTC
The Deputy Director for Intramural Research (DDIR) has appointed several review panels to provide advice on personnel actions in the specialized areas of epidemiology, biometry, computer science, clinical investigation, and behavioral research. The panels review and make recommendations on proposals for tenure of epidemiologists, statisticians, biometricians, computer scientists, and clinical and behavioral investigators.
Panel members are senior NIH scientists, invited by the DDIR for their special expertise. Meetings of the Panels are held as necessary, to discuss specific cases forwarded by the Office of Intramural Research (OIR). OIR manages the distribution and review of cases by a panel as necessary. No additional copies that those specified in the Tenure Appointment Check Sheet are needed for that. Click here for the Tenure Check Sheet.
For further logistical information call the Office of Intramural Research (OIR) at 301-496-3561.
Membership (Advisory Review Panels)
Behavioral Investigator Review Panel
Dr. Susan Resnick, NIA
- Dr. Karen Berman, NIMH
Clinical Investigator Review Panel
Dr. Joel Moss, NHLBI
- Dr. Cynthia Dunbar, NHLBI
- Dr. Marston Linehan, NCI
- Dr. Ellen Sidransky, NHGRI
- Dr. Brigitte Widemann, NCI-CCR
- Dr. Brad Wood, CC
Computational Scientist Review Panel
Dr. Andy Baxevanis, NHGRI
Dr. Teresa Przytycka, NLM
- Dr. Bernard Brooks, NHLBI
- Dr. Mark Knepper, NHLBI
Epidemiology and Biometry Review Panel
Dr. Dale Sandler, NIEHS
- Dr. Paul Albert, NCI-DCEG
- Dr. Emily Chew, NEI
- Dr. Dean Follman, NIAID
- Dr. Lenore Launer, NIA
- Dr. Kathleen Merikangas, NIMH
- Dr. Lindsay Morton, NCI-DCEG
This page was last updated on Tuesday, November 8, 2022