COBRE Center for Antimicrobial Resistance and Therapeutic Discovery
The Miriam Hospital

Administrative Core

The administrative core provides financial, scientific, and technologic stewardship of the Cobre Center for Antimicrobial Resistance and Therapeutic Discovery (CARTD) at The Miriam Hospital. Overall program goals  are monitored by various committees and program staff at National Institute of General and Medical Sciences.

Administrative Core Mission

Our overall mission is to foster an environment that inspires individuals to pursue laboratory science in antibiotic resistance and treatments by providing technical and mentoring support through our core facilities.  We will pursue the following specific aims:

  1. The core will maintain an organizational structure that ensures effective communication between the supervisory, scientific, administrative and service-oriented components of the COBRE.
  2. The core will devise strategies to increase the use of CARTD cores to allow self-sustainability by the end of Phase III.
  3. The core will provide a rigorous mentoring infrastructure to all CARTD principal/pilot investigators.
  4. The core will manage a pilot grants program designed to support the most creditable research on antimicrobial resistance and drug development.

Administrative Core Team

Director: Erika D'Agata
Administrative Coordinator: Susan Johnson
Deputy Director: Gerard J. Nau, MD, PhD
Pharmacotherapy Specialist: Kerry LaPlante, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA
Biostatistics Resource: Jason T Machan, PhD