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Leadership and Administrative Core (LAC)

The Leadership and Administrative Core (LAC) provides the scientific leadership and administrative infrastructure to create a robust environment for aging and geriatrics research in our theme:
To understand and optimize reserve and resilience

The Leadership and Administrative Core promotes the development of early investigators with interests in aging and geriatrics research and ensures the coordination, integration, funding, and translation of research within the Duke OAIC, a mission that supports our ultimate goal of improving the independence of older adults.

AIMS of the Leadership and Administrative Core
  1. To provide overall coordination, integration and administration of the Duke OAIC
  2. To stimulate, assist, monitor and evaluate the progress of the OAIC towards achieving the research and education goals of the Duke OAIC
  3. To assess scientific opportunities for innovative research in our theme with an emphasis on translational and interdisciplinary research
  4. To utilize and develop resources effectively to meet the goals of the Duke Pepper OAIC
Duke Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center Organizational Structure

CORE LEADERS
Kenneth Schmader, MD Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics
Miriam Morey, PhD Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics

EXTERNAL ADVISORY BOARD
Karen Bandeen Roche, PhD Chair, Johns Hopkins Pepper OIAC
George Kuchel, MD University of Connecticut
Neil Alexander, MD Michigan Pepper OAIC