Board of Directors



    • Mary J.C. Hendrix, PhD
      Shepherd University


    • Hal E. Broxmeyer, Ph.D.
      Distinguished Professor
      Mary Margaret Walther Professor Emeritus
      Professor of Microbiology/Immunology
      Program on Hematopoiesis, Heme Malignancies, & Immunology
      Indiana University School of Medicine
      Indianapolis, IN
    • D. Walter Cohen, D.D.S
      Chancellor Emeritus
      Drexel University College of Medicine
      Dean Emeritus, School of Dental Medicine
      University of Pennsylvania
      Philadelphia, PA
    • Meenhard Herlyn, DVM, DSc
      Caspar Wistar Professor for Melanoma Research
      Leader, Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program
      The Wistar Institute
      Philadelphia, PA


    • Bill Leinweber
      President & CEO
      National Disease Research Interchange
    • Robert Marcantuono, CPA
      Chair, NDRI Finance & Audit Committee
      Vice President, Accounting
      University City Science Center
      Philadelphia, PA
    • Jonathan D. Moreno, PhD
      David and Lyn Silfen University Professor
      Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
      Perelman School of Medicine
      University of Pennsylvania
      Philadelphia, PA
    • Jessica Mulholland
      NDRI Finance & Audit Committee
      Chief Financial Officer
      eXude, Inc.
      Philadelphia, PA
    • Howard Nathan
      President & CEO
      Gift of Life Donor Program
      Philadelphia, PA
    • Lou Philipson, M.D., Ph.D., FACP
      Professor, Departments of Medicine & Pediatrics
      Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and  Metabolism
      Director, Kovler Diabetes Center
      University of Chicago
      Chicago, IL
    • Arthur H. Rubenstein, MBBCh
      Professor of Medicine
      Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Meta bolism
      Department of Medicine
      University of Pennsylvania
      Philadelphia, PA
    • Michael White
      President, RB White, Inc.
      JDRFI Board of Directors
      Chair, JDRF Research Committee
      Scottsdale, AZ
    • Jim B. Vaught, PhD.
      President - elect, ISBER
      Biopreservation & Biobanking
      Senior Research Fellow, International
      Prevention Research Institute, Lyon France
      Kensington, MD



View our recent Private Donor Program webinar presentation:

Accelerating Biomedical Research via Private Donation



The NDRI has had an enormous impact, and contributed enormously to the research of thousands of scientists.  It is one of the best examples of how the efforts of a handful of private citizens can have a major impact on diseases that afflict millions of people around the world.

Abner Notkins, M.D.

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