Administrative Core

The NNE-CTR network leadership plan capitalizes on the complementary expertise and administrative skills of the Multiple Principal Investigators/Program Directors Clifford Rosen and Gary Stein.

Program Coordinators Thomas Gridley and Gordon Jensen also contribute significantly to managing the network.

Cliff RosenClifford Rosen, MDPrincipal InvestigatorMMCemail

Gary Stein

Gary Stein, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorUVMemail
Gridley_Tom_T.jpgThomas Gridley, PhD Program Coordinator
Gordon_JensenGordon Jensen, MD PhDProgram Coordinator

The Administrative Core is responsible for running the network. Its members pull together colleagues, facilities and relationships across northern New England in a concerted effort to broaden and deepen clinical and translational research that responds to the region’s most critical needs. The goal of Administrative Core is to accelerate research aimed at enhancing the health of rural New Englanders through the following activities:

  • Facilitate coordination and oversight of all Key Component Activities (KCAs)
  • Integrate clinical and translational research activities
  • Establish advisory groups with clear roles and responsibilities
  • Oversee a vibrant clinical/translational seminar program
  • Coordinate regional meetings and retreats
  • Review evaluation metrics and continuously improve the network and its operations
  • Ensure regulatory compliance

Administrative Coordinators for the network are at both MMCRI and UVM:

Meredith Oestreicher (MMCRI)
Jennifer Smith, MBA (UVM)

Addiction Working Group

In May 2017, National Institutes of Health Director, Frances Collins, and Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Nora Volkow, announced a plan to “accelerate research in three crucial areas” of research into the nation’s opioid addiction crisis: overdose reversal, addiction treatment, and pain management.

There are significant existing programs in addiction science and clinical care at both UVM and MMCRI. The NNE-CTR will help facilitate communication and collaboration across northern New England to promote a synergy of intellectual and physical resources in the fight against opioid misuse and abuse to maximize progress in responding to this national priority. As a first step, an Addiction Working Group has been formed and is comprised of leading researchers, policy makers, and public health officials.