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Core Aims

The Administrative Core (AC) will provide intellectual leadership and administrative oversight for the Deep South RCMAR. The specific aims of the AC of the Deep South RCMAR are to:

Integration:
Ensure the integration and coordination of all Deep South RCMAR activities through effective interactions, communication and information flow. The Administrative Core will ensure the integration of activities between faculty and scholars as well as other Deep South RCMAR cores. In the spirit of unity, the Administrative Core will also coordinate and maintain an Advisory Committee to provide ongoing feedback and to enhance the effectiveness of all RCMAR core activities.

Communication:
Represent the Deep South RCMAR to local, national and regional constituencies, including the leadership of all four participating academic institutions, community partners, the RCMAR Coordinating Center and the National Institute on Aging. The Administrative Core will disseminate information on Deep South RCMAR plans, programs, and research findings to scientific, professional and lay audiences at regional and state levels in the Deep South and throughout the nation.

Collaboration:
Establish collaborative mentoring and research activities with complementary programs at our partnering institutions. Collaborations with the NIA-funded UAB Roybal Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility (CTRAM) and the NIH-funded UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), funded by an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), will enhance RCMAR programs. *drop down* Other relevant centers and programs supported by our institutional partners include:

            -  MSM National Center for Primary Care TU National Center for Bioethics in Research
               and Health Care
            -  TU Health Disparities Institute for Research and Education
            -  Alabama Life Research Institute (ARIA)
            -  UA Institute on Rural Health Research (IRHR)
            -  UA Center for Community-Based Partnerships
            -  UAB Integrative Center for Aging Research (ICAR)
            -  UAB Minority Health & Health Equity Research Center (MHERC)

Direction:
Provide oversight and support for the solicitation and selection of pilot projects for funding and for the recruitment of scholars for the Deep South RCMAR Health Disparities Research Education Program (HDREP), Pilot Grant Programs and Diversity Supplement Awards.

Organization:
Provide administrative oversight for all programs to ensure organizational and fiscal integrity, program effectiveness and compliance are in place using all relevant rules, regulations and ethical principles.

Key Personnel

Reagan DurantRaegan W. Durant, MD, MPH - Core Director
Professor of Medicine
Division of Preventive Medicine
Medical Director, Cooper Green Mercy Health Services Authority School of Medicine
                                  University of Alabama at Birmingham


Olivio ClayMona Fouad, MD, MPH - Core Co-Director
Professor and Director, Division of Preventive Medicine
Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, UAB Heersink School of Medicine
Director, UAB Minority Health & Health Equity Research Center (MHERC)

Other Personnel

Karlene Ball, PhD, REC Director
Vincent (Craig) Bond, PhD, Morehouse Site PI/Director
Kathryn Burgio, PhD, UAB (Director Emeritus) REC Investigator
Vivian Carter, PhD, Tuskegee Site PI/Director
Martha Crowther, PhD, UA Site PI/Director
Janet L. McCoy, MPA, Program Manager
Angela Rothrock, PhD, Operations Manager
Ann Smith, MPH, UAB Training Program Director