The Administrative Core is designed and structured to support the activities of the University of Southern California (USC) Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS). It will function to assure that the USC TCORS operates effectively and in an interdisciplinary fashion in order to meet to assure that its research, training, and dissemination goals are met. The Administrative Core will work pro-actively to assure complete integration across the Research Projects and Cores around the theme of "vulnerable populations" that is the focus of the USC TCORS. The Administrative Core will be led by TCORS Co-Program Directors, Drs. Mary Ann Pentz and Jonathan Samet, together offering the broad range of administrative, multidisciplinary research, and translational experience needed to assure the success of the USC TCORS. They will establish the infrastructure needed for effective communications and collaboration across the USC TCORS team and with the other TCORS. It will provide needed administrative support to the TCORS and also carry out financial management activities. The Administrative Core will also organize and convene an external Scientific Advisory Committee and a Community Advisory Board, as well as maintaining an internal group of key advisors. An Executive Committee will be constituted that includes the Project and Core Principal Investigators. The Administrative Core will also oversee quality assurance and quality control for TCORS' projects, maintain the TCORS website and manage other communications activities, including seminars and research-in-progress sessions. Drs. Pentz and Samet will be the first point of contact for interactions with the other TCORS, the FDA, and the NIH.

Public Health Relevance

The Administrative Core for the USC TCORS will provide overall scientific management, as well as providing administrative support for its research and training activities. The Administrative Core will convene scientific and community advisory groups, disseminate TCORS findings, and interact with FDA, NIH, and others interested in its research.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Specialized Center (P50)
Project #
1P50CA180905-01
Application #
8595438
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRG1-BDCN-Q (40))
Project Start
2013-09-19
Project End
2018-08-31
Budget Start
2013-09-19
Budget End
2014-08-31
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$387,469
Indirect Cost
$151,099
Name
University of Southern California
Department
Type
DUNS #
072933393
City
Los Angeles
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
90089
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