The BMT CTN is funded through two divisions at the National Institutes of Health: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI); and, The National Cancer Institute (NCI). The BMT CTN Data Coordinating Center (DCC) maintains continuity of operations and facilitates effective communications.  The DCC effort is a collaboration between:

  • Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR)
  • National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)
  • The EMMES Company (EMMES)

The BMT CTN Steering Committee is responsible for the design, execution, and analysis of all Network studies.  Committee members formulate and implement all policy decisions, and are responsible for the daily operation of all studies.  The Steering Committee consists of:

  • Principal Investigators from Core Clinical Centers (including the Chair and immediate past-Chair)
  • NHLBI and NCI Project Officers (one representative from each)
  • Representatives from the DCC

There are Core Clinical Centers (some of which are consortia of two or more centers) with cooperative agreements from the NHLBI and NCI to participate in the BMT CTN.  Additional affiliate centers may also participate in BMT CTN trials through subcontracts with the DCC.

Technical Committees address specific areas of Network activity.  The Steering Committee Chair  appoints Committee chairpersons.

Contact Person

Nancy DiFronzo, Ph.D.
NHLBI Project Officer

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)/National Institutes of Health (NIH)
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7950
Bethesda, MD.  20892
301-435-0065; 301-480-0867 FAX

Lori Henderson, Ph.D.
NCI Project Officer

National Cancer Institute (NCI)/National Institutes of Health (NIH)
9609 Medical Center Drive, MSC 9739
Bethesda, MD  20892

Data Coordinating Center Representatives (DCC):
Mary Horowitz, M.D., M.S. - DCC Representative

Medical College of Wisconsin
9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue,
Suite C5500
Milwaukee, WI  53226
414-805-0700; 414-805-0714 FAX

Steve Devine, M.D.
DCC Representative

National Marrow Donor Program
500 N. 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401-1206

Adam Mendizabal, Ph.D.
DCC Representative

The Emmes Company
401 N. Washington Street, Suite 700
Rockville, MD  20850