Two Committees currently direct the administration of the Thrasher Research
Fund and assure the scientific integrity of the projects supported. The
members of these Committees are outstanding professionals who volunteer
their time and talents without compensation.
responsibility for funding decisions, Concept Paper evaluation, and
administrative matters affecting the Fund. The Committee is composed of scientists and physicians with an interest in improving the lives of
children through medical research.
The Advisory Committee
is composed of
seasoned researchers from various scientific disciplines. These individuals
assure the integrity of the review process, rank proposals based on the
quality of the research and potential to benefit children, act as
consultants within their areas of expertise, and make recommendations to the
In addition to the Committees, a dedicated staff of professionals
administers the daily functions of the Fund under the direction of the
President. Research Managers
consult with current and prospective grantees,
guide the review process for concepts and proposals, administer funded
research projects, and conduct site visits.