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SPORE in Prostate Cancer

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Administrative Core

At Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) SPORE Prostate Cancer (PCa) the Administrative Core directed by Dr. Massimo Loda and Dr. Lewis Cantley serves the Program in areas of grant management, general administration, meeting planning, administrative data management, regulatory issues, interactions with the NCI, and communications.

Essential to the success of the SPORE Program is the leveraging and coordination of existing institutional resources and the scheduling of advisory board meetings to support and review the SPORE’s scientific advancement.

Therefore, the overall goal of the WCM SPORE’s Administrative Core is to manage the non-technical needs of the SPORE Program including facilitating scientific oversight and ensuring the scientific goals of the program are met. We believe the administrative team should provide an outstanding supportive environment to allow our investigators to focus on the scientific and translational aspects of the research.

Specific Aims:

AIM 1: Efficient organization and management of the SPORE through leveraging institutional resources and coordination of institutional interactions, administrative activities, including fiscal, regulatory, and data management;

AIM 2: Effective communication through meetings and seminars with members of the WCM and Tri-Institutional Community (WCM, MSKCC, and Rockefeller University), other SPOREs and EDRN sites and potential industrial partners to identify and encourage outstanding Scientific Collaborations;

AIM 3: Effective communication with our patient advocate and, in turn, our patient community.