CHRB Announces Its New Officers For 2008-2009
RICHMOND —The Commonwealth Health Research Board (CHRB) today announced its new officers
for 2008-2009. Dr. Robert S. Call, of Richmond has been elected to the position
of Chairman and Dr. Kamlesh N. Dave of Hopewell has been reelected to the
position of Vice Chairman.
Dr. Call received his undergraduate and medical school degrees from the
University of Virginia. He completed his internship and residency at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center in
Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Call also completed an Allergy Fellowship and served as an instructor in
medicine at the University of Virginia. He currently practices Allergy and Immunology and Internal Medicine in Richmond,
Virginia. Dr. Call also owns Commonwealth Clinical Research Specialists, a company that
performs phase II and III clinical trials on a variety of pharmaceuticals for
the last 10 years. Dr. Call is a past President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the
Richmond Academy of Medicine and is President-Elect of the Allergy & Asthma Society of Virginia.
Dr. Dave received his internal medicine residency training from the Hahneman
University Affiliate Program in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He received his cardiology fellowship training from New York Hospital - Cornell
University and completed an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at St. Vincent
Hospital - New York Medical Center in New York, New York. Currently, Dr. Dave is a cardiologist in private practice in Hopewell, Virginia
and is involved in multiple clinical research trials – phase III and IV. He also serves on the Board of Directors for First Capital Bank in Richmond and
the America Land Fund. Dr. Dave also serves on the State Workman’s Compensation Medical Board.
Dr. Call was appointed to the CHRB by Governor Warner in April 2005 to serve a
term of five years ending March 31, 2010. Dr. Dave was originally appointed to the CHRB by the Joint Rules Committee in
April 2003, and has been reappointed by the Joint Rules Committee to serve a
term of five years ending March 31, 2013.
The CHRB was established in 1997 by the Virginia General Assembly using funds
provided from the conversion of Trigon from a mutual company to a stock
company. The CHRB awards grants for traditional medical and biomedical research
as well as research related to health services and the delivery of health care.
Other members of the CHRB include: The Honorable George E. Broman, M.D., Forest;
S. Lawrence Kocot, Alexandria; Dianne L. Reynolds-Cane M.D., Richmond; and,
Mark J. Werner, M.D., Roanoke.