The Administrative Core provides coordination and leadership across PROTECT to ensure the success of all projects and cores. The Administrative Core works closely with the enrichment cores (Research Translation, Community Engagement and Training) to facilitate coordinate all dissemination of Center activities, develop technology transfer, organize conferences, communicate with SRP, develop educational activities and conduct webinars that alternate between internal discussions and external activities for the national SRP and environmental health community. The Administrative Core facilitates communication between the research support cores (Human Subjects and Data Management Cores) and projects, and promotes new interactions between projects, as well as for sharing with the SRP and environmental health community.
The specific aims of the Administrative Core are to (1) provide center leadership and coordination; (2) facilitate and ensure integration of cross-disciplinary, multi-university activities; (3) provide fiscal management and administrative services and monitor resources and expenditures; (4) maintain smooth interaction with external advisory committee members and active communication with the NIEHS, EPA and SRP; (5) provide center documentation, reporting and assessment; and (6) promote PROTECT activities among the participating institutions, government and industry.
Akram Alshawabkeh, Core Co-Leader
José F. Cordero, Core Co-Leader
Dean, Graduate School of Public Health
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
Director of Finance & Research Contracts Administration Operations
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus