Governance & organizational structure is purposefully designed to engage a diverse cross-section of the institution's research community. This inclusive approach transcends traditional department structures and research disciplines.
The Principal Investigator/Executive Program Director (Sandra Harris-Hooker), Deputy Director (James Lillard) and Program Directors (Elizabeth Ofili) have formed an Executive Team that has oversight responsibility for key functional areas. The scientific leaders for the key functional units have been selected.
The RCENTER Steering Committee; comprised of all RCMI-funded Program Directors and other research unit leaders at the institution, has also been established. The Committee provides oversight of appropriate use of shared resources and also serves as a 'sounding board' for the P1 in establishing strategic direction for the R-CENTER.
R-CENTER Steering Committee:
The Research Advisory Council, a cross-section of senior investigators and stakeholders from various departments and research centers/institutes at Morehouse School of Medicine serves as the Internal Advisory Committee for the R-CENTER.