Administrative Core

Director: H. Lee Sweeney, PhD, University of Florida

Co-Director: Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, Northwestern University

The Administrative Core provides integration and management of activities for the MDSRC. It promotes interactions and communications between the research and patient/advocacy communities on both a national and local level. The Administrative Core maintains our website to communicate the Center’s mission and the availability of training opportunities and services available through our Shared Scientific Resource Core. The core also coordinates meetings with our Center Advisory Committee (CAC) that has scientific, clinical and patient advocate representation. The Administrative Core also works in conjunction with our Center members to promote awareness of muscular dystrophy research and the Wellstone Centers program in the patient/advocacy communities. Our Administrative Core has developed outreach activities as well as meetings, seminars, web-based information, and lab tours involving patients and their families interacting with our investigators.