Hassane M. Zarour, MD
John M. Kirkwood, MD
The Administrative Core will provide scientific and fiscal oversight and enhance communication on multiple levels to ensure the success of the SPORE. The Core will oversee day-to-day operations, coordinate periodic administrative and scientific reviews, and work closely with the NCI Program Office. Core personnel will coordinate SPORE activities at the Hillman Cancer Center and the University of Pittsburgh, and with outside collaborating institutions, and advocacy groups. The Core will oversee the Developmental Research Program (DRP) and the Career Enhancement Program (CEP). The Core will provide the administrative framework to evaluate program activities and redirect resources as needed to maximize translational progress. The Core will work to raise melanoma cancer awareness and to increase philanthropic support of melanoma and skin cancer research. The Core will be used equally by the three research projects, the other two Cores, the DRP, and the CEP.