Administrative Core

The Administrative Core for ARCHD is composed of a Director’s Office and a Steering Committee, each with its own functions and responsibilities. The function of the Administrative Core is to facilitate, support, evaluate, and develop the overall activities. The Administrative Core is critical for the efficient continuation of ARCHD to ensure an appropriate level of management and coordination, and ultimately research productivity. The Director’s Office is responsible for day-to-day fiscal and administrative management of the center and for using data provided by the ARCHD evaluator; set research priorities; and determine the allocation of the infrastructure resources as well as the development of new infrastructure to meet research and training needs. The Administrative Core will augment, not duplicate, existing administrative resources in the institutions and communities in which activities occur. Administrative core activities will serve all ARCHD investigators, students, postdoctoral fellows and new faculty; the proposed research projects; and other core resources.

Specific Aims

Aim 1: To allocate and oversee all Center resources, including providing budgetary oversight and accounts management for ARCHD;

Aim 2: To oversee updates and the maintenance of ARCHD’s website and center wide resources (e.g., Public Health in Arkansas Communities Search – PHACS)

Aim 3: To maintain contact with the NIMHD offices and oversee the development of progress reports and scientific advances reports;

Aim 4: To manage all other routine and day-to-day matters of the Center and oversee the implementation of all Center policies;

Aim 5: To evaluate the timeline, process and impact of all ARCHD activities, and implement corrective actions when appropriate;

Aim 6: To oversee and coordinate all HBCU, community and other institutional/agency partnerships; convene the Center’s National Advisory Board (NAB); coordinate the Research, Education/Training, and Community Engagement Cores, and the Center’s research projects; and oversee the development and coordination of other UAMS collaborations;

Aim 7: To oversee a policy and process for the review and selection of center faculty and research projects, and develop and oversee additional policies as needed for efficient functioning of the center;

Aim 8: To ensure that ARCHD further develops into an institution-, state-, and region-wide resource for expanding the capacity and competence of UAMS, the state’s HBCUs, partner agencies (e.g., the Arkansas Departments of Health and Human Services, Arkansas Minority Health Commission), and other NIH-funded researchers and students in conducting minority health and health disparities research;

Aim 9: To foster additional research which addresses racial and ethnic minority health disparities, both within the Center to sustain and develop its programs and outside of the Center to build research to address health disparities more broadly; and

Aim 10: To work with the local IRB(s) to ensure that all projects involving human subjects or vertebrate animal subjects are in full compliance at all times and that appropriate measure and safe guards are in place an utilized for ongoing data safety and data monitoring.

Director’s Office

Jim Raczynski, Ph.D., FAHA, PD/PI
Carol Cornell, Ph.D., Deputy Director for Administration
Elaine Prewitt, DrPH, Deputy Directory for Community Affairs
Martha Phillips, Ph.D., MPH, MBA, Evaluation Director and Co-Director of the Research Core
Ted Brasfield, ARCHD Center Administrator

Steering Committee

Paul Greene, Ph.D., Co-Director of the Research Core
Kevin Ryan, J.D., MA, Co-Director of the Education and Training Core
M.K. (Kate Stewart), M.D., MPH, Director, ARCH Community Engagement Core

National Advisory Board (NAB)

Lawrence W. Green, DrPH, MPH, Chair, NAB
Ella Greene-Moton
Alice Ammerman, DrPH, MPH
Anthony Fletcher, M.D.
Sherman James, Ph.D.