Administrative Core

Administrative Core

The Administrative Core is responsible for overseeing all CCTR activities and for aligning its resources and activities to maximize success. The Administrative Core has a flexible and responsive governance structure with mechanisms to monitor progress toward goals and milestones and a capacity to re-direct resources as needed.

Leadership for the Administrative Core includes:
  • James G. Wilson, MD, MCCTR PI and Administrative Core Director: Dr. Wilson is also a Professor of Medicine and of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He serves on the Internal Advisory Committee for the Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center, Internal Advisory Committee member for the Mississippi Center for Heart Research, Genetics Coordinator for the Jackson Heart Study, and has a leadership role in several national and international research consortia.
  • Joey Granger, PhD, Director of Scientific Review Panels: Dr. Granger is also a Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor of Physiology and Medicine, Director of the Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center, and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
  • Josh Clark, MBA, Administrative Core Director of Operations: Mr. Clark is experienced in grant management, budgeting, and human resource management.
The Administrative core convenes the following committees and boards:
  • MCCTR Internal Advisory Committee (IAC): The Internal Advisory Committee (IAC) comprises research leaders from the CCTR partner institutions. The Committee oversees inter-institutional collaboration and ensures equitable resource allocation to build sustainable research across the participating institutions and Mississippi communities.
  • MCCTR Steering Committee and Operations Subcommittee: The Steering Committee has overall responsibility for the CCTR's day-to-day operations and strategic direction. It provides multi-institutional leadership and accountability for the CCTR's overall goals as well as ensuring that all CCTR Cores and Programs consistently deliver quality services. The Steering Committee is composed of the PI, Core Leaders, Partnering Institution Leaders, Program Directors, and the Director of Operations. An Operations Subcommittee, consisting of the CCTR Director/Administrative Core Leader and the Professional Development Co-Core Leaders, handles matters that must be addressed between meetings, and reports its actions to the Steering Committee at its next meeting.
  • MCCTR Scientific Review Panel: The CCTR Scientific Review Panels review proposals and reports, consider other scientific issues that require action, and make recommendations to the Steering Committee, which has authority to award funds and allocate resources. The Scientific Review Panels perform reviews and make recommendations regarding investigator-initiated applications to the Pilot Projects Program, and as needed, review all other applications to use CCTR resources.

Administrative Core faculty and staff

  • James G. Wilson, MD
    Director, Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research
    Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
    Professor of Medicine
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Alexandra Castillo, MPH
    Informatics Coordinator, MCCTR
    Executive Director, Center for Informatics
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Joey Granger, PhD
    Director, Scientific Review Panels, MCCTR
    Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor
    Professor of Physiology and Medicine
    Director, Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center
    Dean, School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences
  • Josh Clark, MBA
    Director of Operations, MCCTR
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Lisa Boney
    Project Administrator, MCCTR
    University of Mississippi Medical Center