Administrative Core

The Administrative Core provides leadership and both time management and fiscal management for the Hepatobiliary SPORE. The core also maintains continuous communication within the SPORE, supporting relationships across research projects and other cores.

Specifically, the Administrative Core:

  • Ensures that the Hepatobiliary SPORE participates in Mayo Clinic Cancer Center activities
  • Establishes meetings of SPORE investigators and the SPORE internal advisory board
  • Arranges yearly SPORE research retreats and biannual external advisory board meetings
  • Provides administrative support for the Developmental Research Program and the Career Enhancement Program
  • Facilitates investigator trips to relevant SPORE meetings
  • Enables activities of the Hepatobiliary SPORE advocates
  • Prepares the yearly noncompeting Hepatobiliary SPORE application
  • Serves as the liaison with the National Cancer Institute SPORE program and with other SPOREs and collateral organizations
  • Maintains the Mayo Clinic Hepatobiliary SPORE website for researchers and patients
  • Coordinates communication about Hepatobiliary SPORE research developments to Mayo Clinic, SPORE researchers, the scientific community at large and the public