The purpose of the School of Applied Computational Sciences Advancement Council (SACSAC) is to provide advice, advocacy, guidance and support to the School of Applied Computational Sciences (SACS) at Meharry Medical College (MMC). 

The SACSAC is comprised of computing and technology professionals representing industry, business, government agencies, institutions of higher learning, data science leaders in several industries, and Meharry Medical College alumni.

Learn more about SACSAC’s role and specific objectives.


MG Elder Granger, M.D. Chair

President and CEO
The 5Ps, LLC,
Centennial, Colo.
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Dr. Lyndon Mitnaul Secretary

Senior Director, Regeneron Genetics Center
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
New York City, N.Y.
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Eric Adolphe
Chair, Fundraising Committee

Forward Edge-AI, Inc.,
San Antonio, Texas
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Dr. Niven R. Narain
Chair, R&D Partnerships Committee

President and CEO
BPGbio, Inc
Cambridge, Mass.
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Alex Bresler

Chief Data Officer
PW Communications
Rockville, Md.
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Marilou Chanrasmi

Director of Learning and Development
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Rodney Cotton

Board Member, Advisor,
C-Suite Executive – Orchard, Roche, Community Health
Carmel, Ind.
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Terry Dinterman

VP IT Shared Services
Medline Industries, Inc.
Winnetka, Il.
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Dr. Eric Floyd

Principal and CEO
Floyd Regulatory Strategic Consulting
New York, N.Y.
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Dr. Edmund Jackson

CEO, UnityAI
Partner, Whistler Labs
Nashville, Tenn.
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Ed Jarbath

ScioScientific, LLC
Morristown, N.J.
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Kevin L. Jones

Ames Inclusion Champion
NASA Ames Research Center
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Juan A. McGruder, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Institutional Advancement
Meharry Medical College
Nashville, Tenn.
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Jeremy Smith

Dr. Jeremy C. Smith

Governor’s Chair,
University of Tennessee
Director, UT/ORNL Center for Molecular Biophysics
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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Troy Tazbaz

Director, Digital Health Center of Excellence, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)
Office of Strategic Partnerships & Technology Innovation (OST),
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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Jane Yu

Dr. Jane Yu

Digital Advisor
US Federal, Microsoft, DC
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