Administrative Core and Evaluation
The Irving Institute's Administrative Core is deeply committed to increasing the efficiency of administrative processes in our Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program hub and across the Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) campus. Our Administrative Core is responsible for the overall operations of the Irving Institute while maintaining compliance with internal and external reporting requirements.
Our Evaluation and Continuous Improvement (ECI) team engages with a mix of stakeholders to develop the structures, mechanisms, and innovative solutions for meeting the goals of our CTSA grant. Using a participatory management approach that integrates evaluation into the planning and implementation process of each resource, we continue to develop relevant Columbia-specific metrics for examining impacts and continuous improvement of Irving Institute activities, while also participating in the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences' Common Metrics initiative.
The Irving Institute uses these metrics and input from our various stakeholder groups, especially our External Advisory Board, Internal Advisory Committee, Community Engagement Research Leadership Council, and the entire CUIMC community of healthcare professionals, educators, and patients, to inform evidence-based decision-making processes.
Services and Programs
The Administrative Core oversees distinct institute-wide initiatives and programs, and manages meeting space. The Administrative Core provides support through:
Muredach P. Reilly, MBBCh, MSCE
Director and Principal Investigator; Herbert and Florence Irving Professor of Medicine; Associate Dean, Clinical and Translational Research
Harold Pincus, MD
Co-Director; Director, Evaluation and Continuous Improvement; Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Helena Rincón, MA
Associate Director, Finance and Administration
Michelle McClave, MS
Associate Director, Programs and Communication
Zainab Abedin, MPH
Senior Evaluation Specialist, Evaluation and Continuous Improvement
Elisabeth Swift DiMaria
Executive Assistant to Dr. Reilly and Manager of Special Projects
Senior Financial Analyst
Kawthar Muhammad, MPH
Tiara Torres, MA
Communication and Events Coordinator
User Services Consultant