Core A. Administration. The Administrative Core will provide administrative support and services to the Program Director and each Investigator in the program. The Program Director is responsible for supervising the Program and coordinating interactions between the Investigators, and will need the assistance of this Core to carry out this function. Oversight and coordination of this Program will be achieved by several mechanisms including monthly program meetings, meetings with the program's advisory committee and inhouse presentations of our progress. The Core will also provide statistical support, arrange travel, coordinate arrangements for invited seminar speakers, arrange internal seminars and meetings, prepare Progress Reports and coordinate presentations among the Investigators and in outside forums. The function of coordinating meetings and data exchange is particularly crucial to achieving the goals of the program to develop a comprehensive understanding of the impact of aging on the immune response to infectious disease and our ultimate attempts to find strategies to overcome those defects.

Public Health Relevance

Increased morbidity and mortality seen in elderly populations following influenza infection are thought to be due in large part to age-associated changes in the immune system. Thus, we need to better understand how age-related defects in the immune system contribute to reduced vaccine efficacy and if those defects can be overcome. This program examines the impact of age on T cell and humoral responses to influenza infection and vaccination. This Administrative Core will provide administrative support and services to the Program Director and each Investigator in the program.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Type
Research Program Projects (P01)
Project #
2P01AG021600-08A1
Application #
8261744
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZAG1-ZIJ-1 (02))
Project Start
Project End
2013-05-31
Budget Start
2012-06-15
Budget End
2013-05-31
Support Year
8
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$88,146
Indirect Cost
$42,885
Name
Trudeau Institute, Inc.
Department
Type
DUNS #
020658969
City
Saranac Lake
State
NY
Country
United States
Zip Code
12983
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