Pre-ARCs serve as intermediate phase of exploration of research themes before becoming a formal ARC. Ideas on Pre-ARC themes have been initiated by investigators as well as by the Evans Center Director. Once a pre-ARC group is assembled, the group is invited to post here a summary of missions  and plans for an ARC, including names and affiliations of PIs who are interested in joining. This 1-2 page outline will provide enough information for other colleagues to consider participation in the pre-ARC, and eventually ARC (following approval of a review panel). As is the case with the pre-ARCs and ARCs posted here, the Evans Center Director will discuss such research themes, and provide insight as needed. For additional information, please contact Katya Ravid at

List of Pre-ARCs

greenlinePrecision Medicine for Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders
Co-Directors: Drs. Rhoda Au (, Alice Cronin-Golomb ( and Lindsay Farrer (

(January 2016- )

(Click on the title to view the proposal)greenlineMobile Health and Informatics
Co-Directors: Drs. Belinda Borrelli (, Lisa Quintiliani ( and Julie Keysor (

(January 2016- )

(Click on the title to view the proposal)greenlineSystems Biology Approaches to Microbiome Research
Directors: Drs. Daniel Segrè ( and Evan Johnson (

(May 2016- )

(Click on the title to view the proposal)greenline Metabolic Clinical Research Collaborative 
Co-Directors: Drs. Jude Deeney (, Markus Bachschmid ( and Barbara Corkey (

(May 2016- )

(Click on the title to view the proposal)greenline Mechanics & Biology of Brain Trauma (Bubbles and the Brain)
Co-Directors: Drs. James ‘Jacy’ Bird (, Alice White (, Ann McKee ( and Lee Goldstein (

(August 2016- )

(Click on the title to view the proposal)greenline


Since 2009 Pre-ARCs were also explored on the following topics:

Type 1 Diabetes; Drs. Hans Dooms, Barbara Corkey, Barbara Nikolajczyk (May 2014-2015; pre-ARC members and current project are best suited within existing sections)

Comparative Effectiveness: A focus on Processes of Care Among Critically Ill Patients; Dr. Allan Walkey (2013)

Stromal Biology and Cancer; Drs. Douglas Faller, Tien Hsu, Maria Trojanowska (2013)

Disease risk Assessment and risk prediction; Drs. Vasan Ramachandran, Michael Pencina, Vanessa Xanthakis (2012)

Cutaneous T cell lymphoma: from bench studies to population studies; Dr. Adam Lerner (2010)

Developmental Processes and Disease; Drs. Kenneth Albrecht, Karen Symes and Wellington Cardoso (2010)

Immunobiology of Trauma; Dr. Daniel Remick (2010)

Mechanisms of Immune Suppression; Drs. Monty Montano and Paul Skolnik (2009)

Vaccine Immunology and Development; Dr. Lee Wetzler (2009)

Biomechanics and Osteoarthritis; Dr. David Felson (2009)

October 13, 2016
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