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The following email addresses are provided for correspondence regarding administrative issues and operations of the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network. We are unable to answer medical questions.

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NCATS Program Director for the RDCRN

Rashmi Gopal-Srivastava, PhD
NCATS Program Director for RDCRN

Contact for information about the Data Management and Coordinating Center

Cameron Hainline
Clinical Research Associate
University of South Florida
Phone: 813-396-2690


Contacts for information about RDCRN consortia

Advancing Research and Treatment for Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration Consortium (ARTFL)

Caitlin Glennon
Project Manager
University of California, San Francisco
Phone: 415-476-0662

Autonomic Disorders Consortium (ADC)

Emily Garland, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Phone: 615-936-1748

Brain Vascular Malformation Consortium (BVMC)

Phillip Evans
Center for Cerebrovascular Research
University of California San Francisco
Phone: 415-206-3689

Brittle Bone Disorders (BBD)

Dianne Dang, BS
Consortium Project Manager
Baylor College of Medicine
Phone: 832-822-1572
Fax: 832-825-1515

Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers (CEGIR)

Johnathan Kuhl
Clinical Research Coordinator II
Phone: 513-803-3078

Melody Hess
Research Coordinator
Phone: 513-636-5540

CReATe: Clinical Research in ALS and Related Disorders for Therapeutic Development Consortium

Sumaira Hussain, BS, CCRP
Department of Neurology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Phone: 305-243-8487

Developmental Synaptopathies Consortium (DSC)

Rajna Filip-Dhima, MS
Project Manager
Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Dystonia Coalition

Adam Kassem
Emory University
Phone: 404-727-3381

Genetic Disorders of Mucociliary Clearance Consortium (GDMCC)

Beth Godwin
Administrative Assistant
Cystic Fibrosis/Pulmonary Research & Treatment Center
7019 Thurston Bowles Bldg.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7248
Phone: 919-966-6780
Fax: 919-966-7524

Inherited Neuropathies Consortium (INC)

Shawna Feely
Phone: 319-384-6362

Lysosomal Disease Network (LDN)

Brenda Diethelm-Okita
Program Coordinator, Lysosomal Disease Network
Phone: 612-625-1594

NEPTUNE: Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network

Chrysta C. Lienczewski
NEPTUNE Clinical Project Manager
Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network
A520C MSRB I, SPC 5657
1150 W Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5657
Phone: 1-877-NEPTUNE

North American Mitochondrial Disease Consortium (NAMDC)

Johnston Grier
NAMDC Central Coordinator
Columbia University Medical Center
Phone: 212-342-3671
Fax: 212-305-2887

Porphyrias Consortium

Hetanshi Naik, MS, CGC
Senior Genetic Counselor & Project Manager
Comprehensive Porphyria Diagnostic & Treatment Center
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1497
New York, NY 10029                        
Phone: (212) 241-7699
Fax: (212) 426-9065

Primary Immune Deficiency Treatment Consortium (PIDTC)

Elizabeth Dunn
Consortium Senior Project Manager
UCSF Pediatric A/I BMT
550 16th Street, 4th floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0434
Phone: 415-502-0203
Fax: 415-514-3372

Rare Lung Diseases Consortium (RLDC)

Brenna Carey, MS, PhD
Program Manager
Division of Pulmonary Biology and Neonatology
3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
Phone: 513-636-8916
Fax: 513-636-3723

Rare Kidney Stone Consortium (RKSC)

Tammy M. Greenwood, M.S., M.H.A.
Sr. Program Coordinator
Department of Nephrology & Hypertension
Supvr. Senior Research Technologist
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Phone: 507-284-8428

Rett Syndrome, MECP2 Duplication, & Rett-related Disorders Consortium (RTT)

Jane Lane, RN, BSN
Clinical Research Center Project Manager
Rett Syndrome, MECP2 Duplication, and Rett-Related Disorders Consortium
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Civitan International Research Center
Phone: 205-934-1130
Fax: 205-975-6330

STAIR: Sterol and Isoprenoid Research Consortium

William B. Rizzo, MD
Principal Investigator
University of Nebraska Medical Center
985456 Nebraska Medical Center – MMI 3062
Omaha, NE 68198-5456 - USA
Phone: 402-559-2560

Jean-Baptiste Roullet, PhD
Administrative Director
Washington State University College of Pharmacy
412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99202-2131 - USA
Phone: 509-358-7666

Urea Cycle Disorders Consortium (UCDC)

Jennifer Seminara, MPH, CCRP
Clinical Research Program Manager
Urea Cycle Disorders Consortium
Children's Research Institute
Children's National Health System
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 202-306-6489

Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC)

Carol McAlear, MA
Project Manager
Phone: 781-321-4567

Peter Merkel, MD, MPH
Principal Investigator
University of Pennsylvania
8th Floor Penn Tower
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104