The Accelerating Excellence In Translational Science (AXIS)Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science


The Administrative Core is responsible for the routine coordination of cores, fostering communications, integrating activities, and collecting outcomes to evaluate progress of AXIS with the overarching aim to enhance the infrastructure capacity in translational research at CDU. The Administrative Core is also responsible for coordinating website activity, announcement updates, coordination of speaker series and seminars, meeting logistics and internal communication. The Core works to organize the AXIS Speaker Series – monthly presentations by community faculty on their current work or topics relevant to health disparities and SPA6. In addition, the AXIS Administrative Core collaborates with other CDU programs and centers to co-sponsor inviting speakers, disseminating opportunities, organizing conferences/workshops, etc.

The Administrative Core’s aims are as follows:

Specific Aim 1: Provide day-to-day support and oversight in the operations and management of various cores and Center activities that will lead to increase productivity of CDU researchers.

Specific Aim 2: Provide the leadership to unify and align research activities, services, and resources that positively impact clinical and translational research productivity in the underlying causes of diseases (Cancer, Cardiometabolic diseases, and HIV) that disproportionately affect SPA6 South LA population similar to the U.S. minority populations.

Specific Aim 3: Establish a system where research productivity across the University is collected, documented, monitored (data repository), and reported for continuous quality improvement.

Specific Aim 4: Facilitate faculty development so that each faculty member is well-trained, properly mentored and monitored to ensure research success in terms of manuscripts and grants.