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CCB Organization

Administrative Core

The CCB Administrative Core provides the organizational management for the Center. The objectives of this Core are to:

  1. Facilitate information exchange between projects, faculty, and institutional entities
  2. Ensure that physical and human resources are utilized to their maximum advantage
  3. Monitor and adjust structural and functional aspects of the program
  4. Establish operational mechanisms for the program
  5. Establish outreach mechanisms and commercial relationships
  6. Coordinate public relations

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Science Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is an outside committee that helps provide expertise and oversight on modeling, mathematics, computer science, genetics, neuroscience and visualization.

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CCB Personnel

The CCB brings together a number of scientists specializing in a broad range of disciplines.

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Participating Groups

The laboratories, institutions, departments, and schools that contribute to the CCB each have a rich and successful history that will be brought to bear on this program.

CCB NIH Science Officers

John Haller, Ph.D. (NIBIB), Lead Science Officer
Liming Yang, Ph.D. (NCRR), Program Officer
Tom Aigner, Ph.D. (NIDA)
Larry Clarke, Ph.D. (NCI)
Dan Gallahan, Ph.D. (NCI)
Mike Huerta, Ph.D. (NIMH)
Yuan Liu, Ph.D. (NINDS)
Valerie Florance, Ph.D. (NLM)
Terry Yoo, Ph.D. (NLM)
Yantian Zhang, Ph.D. (NIBIB)
Gregory Farber, Ph.D. (NCRR/NIH)

Affinity Groups

To adequately administer a program that includes multiple laboratories, departments, institutes, and schools and to effectively perform research and development, train students, and communicate our activities requires a well structured management system. To this end, we have formed three affinity groups.

The Systems and Technology Group helps with the administration of the computer systems, the acquisition of new technology as needed, and the upkeep of the infrastructure necessary to link the various entities and make the program function.

The Modeling and Visualization Group manages the manipulation of the results such as generating output from the program onto visualization media.

The Mathematics and Computer Science Group concentrates on the efficient utilization of subroutines and other software codes developed through research within the entire program. This Group works to help cross-fertilize and catalog developments made by one group with another.

Each of the three groups is staffed by participants in the program to help educate and communicate between the research activities.

Committee Structure

Three Committees have been established to help run the CCB. They are the Scientific Projects Committee, the Outreach and Development Committee and the External Advisory Committee.

The Scientific Projects Committee is responsible for evaluating the scientific excellence of the proposed mini-projects for evolution into driving biological projects and for helping to identify the appropriate resources available and how to best utilize them.

The Outreach and Development Committee helps manage public relations, identify appropriate commercial candidates for cooperative agreements, and monitor relevant scientific projects with promise for mutually beneficial collaboration.