The Leadership and Administrative Core (LAC) is responsible for the strategic planning and administrative operations of the Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC).


  • Overall scientific leadership and direction for the OAIC research and training program.
  • Assuring the coordination of OAIC resources and functions with other research and training grants and institutional resources.
  • Facilitating compliance with guidelines and regulations regarding fiscal policy, human subjects and animal care and use.
  • Arranging review of proposed pilot and research development projects and selection of Research Education Component candidates.

The OAIC Executive Committee, composed of the leaders and co-leaders of the OAIC cores and chaired by Stephen Kritchevsky, PhD, convenes on a monthly basis to help complete these tasks.