The Administrative Core (AC) manages the organizational and committee structures of NRMN to ensure growth, sustainability and the success of the objectives set forth by the Diversity Consortium.
Related Programs: Northeast/Midatlantic Islands Regional Program Hub, NRMN Supplement and Pilot Projects
Our Leadership Team
Christine Pfund, PhD
University of Wisconsin‐Madison
Christine Sorkness, PharmD- Pictured to left
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Christine Sorkness, RPh, PharmD, is UW Institute of Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) Senior Associate Executive Director and oversees the Translational Endeavors efforts. She serves as co-director of the ICTR Collaborative Center for Health Equity. She has a special interest in health disparities in asthma, in which she has conducted both clinical efficacy and comparative effectiveness trials. Dr. Sorkness has a clinical practice in the Anticoagulation Clinic at the VA Hospital-Madison, and also is affiliated with the UW Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Division, with more than 25 years of NHLBI-funding as either a co-investigator or co-principal investigator. She is a co-investigator with the NIAID Inner City Asthma Consortium. A long-standing member of the UW Health Sciences IRB, she has also served on several NHLBI-appointed Data and Safety Monitoring Boards for multi-center national trials. Dr. Sorkness holds professorships in both the UW School of Pharmacy and the School of Medicine and Public Health. She provided instrumental leadership in support of the UW Mentoring Trial and the development of a legacy web-based mentoring resource. The implementation and dissemination of the mentoring initiatives at UW ICTR have benefited from Dr. Sorkness’ extensive mentoring experience and long-standing dedication to training diverse clinical and translational researchers. Dr. Sorkness is a Lead Team Member with the CTSA Workforce Domain Task Force. She is an investigator with the NIGMS National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN), and is a Master Facilitator.