Administrative Core

The University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (PITT-ADRC) Administrative (ADM) Core provides the organization and structure for planning and implementation of ADRC core and research activities.

Oscar Lopez, M.D.
Core Director

Julia Kofler, M.D.
ADRC Co-Director

The goals of the Administrative Core are achieved by the Executive Committee, which is comprised of the Director, Co-Director, Associate Director, Center Administrator, and Core and Project Leaders.  It is aided in these tasks by the guidance of the Internal (IAC) and External (EAC) Advisory Committees.  The IAC is composed of the Dean of the School of Medicine, Chairs of Neurology and Psychiatry and former Chair of Epidemiology and provides guidance on policy, administration, and scientific direction, as well as ensure that all schools of the Health Sciences and facilities of the University of Pittsburgh provide full cooperation in the execution of ADRC activities. The EAC is comprised of nationally respected researchers and clinicians with expertise in disciplines relevant to AD.  They provide scientific critiques of research and operations of the ADRC, as well as recommendations for new initiatives.

The goals of the ADM Core are achieved by the Executive Committee, which is comprised of the Director, Co-Director, Advisory Co-Director, Center Administrator, and Core and Project Leaders.  It is aided in these tasks by advice of the Internal and External Advisory Committees, which is chaired by the Senior Vice Chancellor/Dean of the Medical School, and includes the Chairmen of Psychiatry and Neurology Departments, and the former Chair of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh. They provide guidance on policy, administration, and scientific direction, as well as ensure that all schools of the Health Sciences and facilities of the University of Pittsburgh provide full cooperation in the execution of ADRC activities. The External Advisory Board is comprised of nationally respected researchers and clinicians with expertise in disciplines relevant to AD.  They provide scientific critiques of research and operations of the PITT-ADRC, as well as recommendations for new initiatives.

The ADM Core coordinates a well-established research infrastructure that will serve to the local, national, and international scientific community. We anticipate that the ADM Core will continue improving the ADRC data distribution. We have an exemplary record of data sharing and collaboration.

William E. Klunk, MD, PhD ADRC Advisory Co-Director
Leslie Dunn, MPH Center Administrator
Kathleen Savage Administrative Coordinator
Kim Hollabaugh, BSN Regulatory Coordinator