Supporting outreach, promotion, and best practices in the PECGS Network.
The Ohio State University
The Coordinating Center for the PE-CGS Network is housed at The Ohio State University. It provides administrative and scientific support to the Network’s researchers and their participants. The Coordinating Center facilitates outreach and communications channels, and helps standardize approaches to data collection and processing, including guidance of best practices in participant engagement. The Coordinating Center also works to introduce a diverse pool of future scientists from underrepresented groups to cancer genomics and participant engagement research.
In 2018, the Department of Biomedical Informatics (BMI) at Ohio State University established a Biomedical Informatics Coordinating Center (BMICC) Working Group to expand capacity and outreach through collaborative research. The BMICC group includes a diverse group of faculty and staff with experience in coordinating center activities. Members of this group contribute to the important work of the PE-CGS Network by serving as its Coordinating Center. The Coordinating Center has the necessary faculty, resources, and experience to address the needs and goals of the Network. Engagement with research centers and other stakeholders is guided by a community-based participatory research paradigm that promotes strong and successful scientific teams. The Coordinating Center is committed to being responsive to needs of the research centers, and fostering a structure and governance that benefits all members.
Coordinating Center Roles:
- Provides administrative support and scientific guidance to the Network’s researchers and their community partners.
- Facilitates the development and coordination of outreach and communications channels.
- Leads the development and implementation of standardized approaches to data collection and processing, including guidance of best practices in participant engagement.
- Facilitates well-organized communication plans and research standards within the Network, and contributes to the wider dissemination and implementation of findings and experience of the Network.
The Coordinating Center will also create a Summer Scholar Program and add a post-doctoral position that will contribute to a diverse pool of future scientists from underrepresented groups, thanks to the generous support of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC).
John F. P. Bridges, PhD
Qin Ma, PhD
Electra Paskett, PhD
Additional Team Members
Heather Hampel, LSC
Norah Crossnohere, PhD
Neena Thomas, MS, MDBA
Anne Schuster, PhD
Nicola Campoamor, BSPH