Administrative Core

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The Administrative Core objective is to identify the ongoing research, training and outreach projects that address issues relating to minority health at UNTHSC, the surrounding community and the state of Texas. Once these resources are identified, the goal is to facilitate communication between them so the programs and projects become interactive and synergize with one another.

JK Vishwanatha

Dr. Jamboor Vishwanatha, PhD

Center Director and Director of the Administrative Core | Vice President for Minority Health and Health Disparities, Institute for Health Disparities | Regents Professor | Principal Investigator, National Research Mentoring Network

Laura Gonzelez

Laura Gonzalez

Senior Administrative Coordinator | Institute for Health Disparities, Texas Center for Health Disparities

Responsible for:

  • Managing day-to-day personnel & Fiscal matters
  • Collaboration among cores & projects
  • Facilitating translation of science into practice
  • Engaging community partners
  • Organizing annual workshops and the Texas Conference on Health Disparities

Steering Committee

An important component of the center is a Steering Committee that helps guide the activities of the center. A Steering Committee that includes scientists and educators with national scientific reputations in minority health and health disparity research will be formed.  The committee will consist of the Principal Investigator, two scientists and educators with national reputation, two non-academic stakeholders, the NIMHD Program Official and the NIMHD Project Scientist(s).