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Leadership and Administration Core

The Leadership and Administrative Core (LAC) ensures that the UM-OAIC provides support for training the next generation of scientists  pursuing research careers in aging, and the conduct of novel research in older adults directed at the UM-OAIC goals of: 1) advancing our understanding of the mechanisms by which exercise and activity-based rehabilitation interventions directed at specific functional impairments affect multiple body systems underlying functional performance; and 2) developing and testing interventions to restore function and minimize disability following acute disabling events and gradual declines related to serious chronic diseases.

The LAC fosters ongoing discussion among core leaders and faculty scholars to ensure that research and research training are carried out in a cohesive, coordinated and integrated manner.  The LAC also engages scientists and educators from across the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) community so that research and research training can take full advantage of the breadth and depth of experience in aging and other relevant areas to facilitate collaborations that advance UM-OAIC goals.

To meet the goals of the LAC, we have implemented the following specific aims:

  • Coordinate and oversee all aspects of the UM-OAIC, establishing collaborations with other centers, investigators and institutions.

  • Enrich the cadre of basic, clinical and population scientists conducting translational research in aging by recruiting outstanding junior and senior faculty and research staff.

  • Advance the careers of junior faculty from multiple disciplines to become independent investigators and academic leaders in aging research.

  • Develop resources that support the conduct of basic, clinical, and translational research.

  • Ensure independent review and oversight of UM-OAIC research and scholar training, data quality, and safety for studies undertaken by pilot study investigators and faculty scholars.

  • Manage the UM-OAIC budget and distribution of funds, assure adherence to federal regulations and NIA policies, and report scientific progress and resource use annually to NIA.

Core Leaders

Jay Magaziner, PhD, MSHyg
Telephone: 410-706-2406

Alice Ryan, PhD
Telephone: 410-605-7851

Les Katzel, MD, PhD
Telephone: 410-605-7248