Leadership and Administrative Core

Name Title Department Business Phone Email
Karyn Esser Karyn Esser Professor And Chair Department of Physiology and Aging (352) 273-5728 kaesser@ufl.edu
Todd Manini Todd Manini Professor; Division Chief Of Clinical And Population Health Integration; Co-Director Of The Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center MD-HOBI-BIOMED INFORMATICS (352) 273-5914 tmanini@ufl.edu

The UF Older Americans Independence Center’s Leadership and Administrative Core (LAC) is responsible for strategic planning, organization, administrative operations, and evaluation of the Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) Research and Training program. A special effort is being devoted to ensuring the coherence of the Center and maintaining an interdisciplinary focus on the common research theme, which is “sarcopenia and prevention of disability”. The LAC tasks are being achieved by the Core Leader and the Executive Committee, the Independent Review Advisory Panel, and the External Advisory Committee.

Activities Include:

  • Coordinting the functions of the OAIC cores and projects in order to facilitate communication and foster translation between basic and clinical research and ensure access of investigators to core resources.
  • Assuring the coordination of OAIC resources and functions with other research and training grants and institutional resources.
  • Facilitating compliance with guidelines and regulations regarding fiscal policy, human subjects, and animal care and use.
  • Setting productivity benchmarks and monitor the progress of individual projects and the progress of junior investigators (this aim is shared with the RCDC), and deal with inadequate progress.