Administrative Core

The UMN Udall Center Administrative Core, led by the Center Director Jerrold Vitek, MD, PhD, will provide leadership, oversight, and integration of the four UMN Udall Center Projects and three other Cores. The Center Director will monitor the scientific progress of each Project at the weekly Center meeting. The Administrative Core will organize and lead all Center meetings, produce the annual progress report, and communicate and coordinate research discoveries and publications with NINDS and the local patient community. The Administrative Core will support and track the individualized career enhancement plans for the Center’s cohort of Early Stage Investigators and career development for students and trainees affiliated with the Center, including the annual career retreat and the Pathways to Translation seminar. The Administrative Core will also lead the Center’s local and regional Parkinson's disease (PD) community in-person outreach efforts, including organizing and hosting the annual regional patient symposium, and digital outreach strategies.

Core Lead

Jerrold Vitek small photo

Jerrold Vitek, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Neurology