The Executive Leadership Team
The Executive Leadership Team consists of the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health K12 grant Principal Investigator, Program Director, and Research Director. The team is responsible for the vision, direction, and implementation of the Women's Health Research Program scholar training initiatives which include the UMN BIRCWH program and coordinating Masonic Cancer Center Women’s Health Scholar and Women’s Health Scholar training programs. They provide direct oversight of the scholars, meeting with them every six months to evaluate their progress and assist in developing future research directions which are competitive for NIH independent funding.
The Interdisciplinary Advisory Committee
The Interdisciplinary Advisory Committee (IAC) is made up of the Executive Leadership Team and a multidisciplinary team of the University’s leading women’s health and sex difference researchers as well as three external members. There is at least one representative from each of the six health sciences schools and from the College of Liberal Arts. The IAC provides guidance to the Executive Leadership Team on 1) scholar selection, 2) oversight of scholar progress and mentor team effectiveness, and (3) a formal annual review of the program.