Translational Advisory Committee
Translational Advisory Committee

The Translational Advisory Committee (TAC) is composed of established NIH-funded investigators who are dedicated to building  translational research capacity in Alaska. This Committee focuses on strategies to build opportunities for clinical research, especially as it relates to the translation of  knowledge gained from the study of hibernating animals to improvements in overall health. For more information about the Translational Advisory Committee, please contact Dr. Kelly Drew, TRiM PI, at or Dr. Robert Coker, TAC Chair, at

Program Updates
Robert H. Coker, PhD
Professor of Biology;
Clinical Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
UAF Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB)
Chair, Translational Advisory Committee

Stacy Rasmus, PhD
Research Associate Professor, UAF
Director for Center of Alaska Native Health Research

Kelly L. Drew, PhD
PI, TRIM and Professor, UAF IAB

Katherine Tuttle, MD, FASN, FACP, FNKF
Executive Director for Research, Providence Health Care
Providence Medical Research Center

Nicholas Deutz, PhD MD
Director, Center for Translational Aging

Denise Daniello, MA
Program Coordinator, TRiM