The organizational chart below illustrates the structural relationships between personnel and research infrastructures that are working collaboratively to efficiently and cost-effectively deliver research resources to UNC Center members.
Center Steering Committee
The Center Steering Committee shall be comprised of the Center's three Core Directors (Davis, Pignone, Ammerman), Dr Mayer-Davis, as well as Frankie Powell, PI of the UNC-P subcontract.
There shall be two advisory boards that provide guidance and recommendations regarding the Center's structure, services, and resources that derive from its cores and programs, which aim to support diabetes translational research (or related conditions) that improve the public health of North Carolina's vulnerable minority populations to reduce health disparities.
Internal Advisory Board (lAB): The lAB shall meet semi-annually and consist of translational scientists across UNC-CH Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health as well as representatives from UNC-P and other consortium members at WFU, and ECU.
External Advisory Board (EAB): The EAB will meet annually to contribute insights of national scope regarding diabetes translational research. EAB members are: (TBN)
Center members gain access to the Center's resources and services. The expectation of Center members is that resources devoted to the member's research effort shall lead to publications and subsequent extramural awards. Center members are junior level faculty and trainees at UNC-CH and other institutions of the consortium with an interest in conducting translational research in the areas of diabetes and its related conditions. In addition, senior level faculty who are new to diabetes research are welcome to become members. Trainees and non-UNC-CH members of the consortium must partner with a UNC-CH faculty who meets the definition of center membership in order to gain access to the Center's resources and services. Trainees are not allowed to apply for the Center's Pilot and Feasibility Program as principal investigator.