Administrative Core


The overall role of the Administrative Core (AC) is to ensure that the theme of the Center, reducing cervical cancer in Appalachia, and the goals of the projects, core, and the training program are accomplished.  The AC is structured into two groups, the Steering Committee (SC) and the Administrative Services (AS) Team to accomplish the following specific aims:
  1. Provide research direction by setting the research agenda focused on addressing cervical cancer disparities in Appalachia, promoting transdisciplinary research, and increasing student trainee, post-doctoral, and faculty involvement in research
  2. Promote integration of the center projects, cores, and the training program as well as promote interaction between the investigators, the Appalachian communities, and participating community clinics
  3. Ensure operational efficiency for all projects and cores of the center, including assuring Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) reviews
  4. Foster dissemination of research findings including data sharing and caBIG participation
  5. Collaborate with NIH funding agencies and other funded centers to exchange, evaluate, and develop data items, strategies, cross-center research initiatives, and manuscripts as appropriate

The AC in this center builds upon the successful experience of the Administrative Core for the previous OSU Center for Population Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD) which was named Community Awareness Resources and Education (CAREI).

Electra D. Paskett, PhD – Director
Mary Ellen Wewers, RN, PhD, MPH – Co-Director
Cathy Tatum, MA – Core Manager
Kristen Geiger – Core Administrative Manager
Darla Fickle – Center Community Liaison


The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) 460 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: 1-800-293-5066 | Email: jamesline@osumc.edu