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Chicago D-CFAR: Administrative Core A
Core MissionThe purpose of the Administrative Core is to provide the infrastructure for the Chicago Developmental Center for AIDS Research (D-CFAR) that would optimize communication within the consortium and foster collaboration. The Core strives to create and supervise and environment where investigators share recent discoveries, clinical resources and idea.
- To create and utilize a system for equitable allocation of resources. We will be responsible for fiscal management, preparation of financial and performance reports, management of core resources and reallocation of funds if necessary;
- To disseminate research findings to the community. We will work with The Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center (MATEC) to communicate with health care professions and the community by bringing together community leaders from all of the D-CFAR Institutions to form a Chicago D-CFAR CAB;
- To establish an infrastructure that will enable us to grow from a D-CFAR into a CFAR.
- Schedule monthly Executive Committee meetings
- Schedule quarterly Internal and External Advisory Committee meetings
- Plan and schedule an annual strategic planning retreat to develop goals and objectives for the DCFAR
- Develop and maintain the Chicago DCFAR website
- Facilitate internal DCFAR communication
- Organize the Work-in-Progress seminars
- Manage resources, budgeting, and the creation of financial reports
Director: Alan Landay, PhD
Dr. Landay is Professor and Chair of the Department of Immunology/Microbiology at RUMC. He has 25 years of experience in HIV research; he has developed strong collaborative relationships with investigators in Chicago and is known internationally as an expert in HIV Immunopathogenesis and immune based therapy. He is the Chair of the NIH Office of AIDS Research Pathogenesis Panel and Chair of the National WIHS Pathogenesis Committee.
Co-Director: Robert Bailey, PhD
Dr. Bailey is Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. He is also an Affiliate in the Department of Anthropology at UIC. His research interests include: HIV/AIDS prevention; male circumcision as a strategy for HIV/STD prevention; support and care for people living with HIV; risk compensation with introduction of ART and male circumcision in developing countries; and risks of HIV/STI infection in men who have sex with men in Africa. Professor Bailey is Principle Investigator and collaborator on several projects scaling-up male circumcision and conducting operations research to assess safety, uptake and behavioral implications of male circumcision services in Kenya.
Co-Director: Linda Baum, PhD
Dr. Linda Baum is an Associate Professor in the Department of Immunology / Microbiology at RUMC; she will work closely with Dr. Landay to direct the Administrative Core. Dr. Baum is also Scientific Administrator of the D-CFAR. Dr. Baum has worked with several clinical cohorts including the Multicenter AIDS Cohort (MACS), the Chicago WIHS, and participated in a previous program project on HIV Pathogenesis in Women. As a result, she has worked with many of the investigators on this program project and has established an excellent working relationship with them.
Co-Director: Audrey French, MD
Dr. Audrey French is a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Stroger (Cook County) Hospital and an Associate Professor at Rush Medical College. She has been involved in clinical care of HIV-infected persons and clinical and epidemiologic research of HIV for more than 15 years. She has served as the Director of Research at the CORE Center, since it opened in 1998 and has been the Co-Principal Investigator of the Chicago WIHS since 1996. Dr. French also chairs the Institutional Review Board for the Cook County Health and Hospitals System. Her research focuses on HIV in women and hepatitis co-infection.
Administrator: Kevin Tomlinson
Kevin Tomlinson serves as the Administrator for the D-CFAR and the Department of Immunology/Microbiology. He has more than 15 years progressive administrative and technical consulting experience in supporting global training initiatives. He has spent more than 10 years in a direct project coordination role deploying live technical training programs and designing training portal web sites and registration kiosks. His responsibilities will include managing the day-to-day operations of the D-CFAR in additional to the development and design of the D-CFAR website, publicizing D-CFAR events and seminars; scheduling Executive Committee, Internal Advisory, External Advisory and Community Advisory board meetings; coordinating retreats; and managing the D-CFAR membership database.
Fiscal Administrator: Belinda Beach
Belinda Beach serves as the Fiscal Administrator for the D-CFAR Administrative Core. She has more than 15 years of professional management experience and is currently Supervisor for Grant Funds in the Department of Immunology/Microbiology. Her work involves managing the pre and post grant award process for implementation and compliance; overseeing and managing all departmental funds; managing departmental internal and external financial and budgetary reporting mechanisms as well as overseeing all departmental sub contractual billings.
Core Steering Committee:
Alan Landay, PhD, Rush University Medical Center
Robert Bailey, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
Linda Baum, PhD, Rush University Medical Center
Audrey French, MD, Cook County Health and Hospitals System
Kevin Tomlinson, Rush University Medical Center
Belinda Beach, Rush University Medical Center
For more information, contact:
Rush University Medical Center
Cohn Research Building
1735 W. Harrison St., Ste. 606
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 563-3414
Fax: (312) 942-2808
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Rush University Medical Center 1735 West Harrison Street, Room 606 Chicago, IL 60612
This website is being funded in part (in its entirety) by a 2009 developmental grant from Chicago Developmental Center for AIDS Research (D-CFAR), an NIH funded program (P30 AI 082151), which is supported by the following NIH Institutes and Centers (NIAID, NCI, NIMH, NIDA, NICHD, NHLBI, NCCAM).
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