Administrative Services [Core A]

Director - Jeffrey Neul, M.D., Ph.D.


Provides scientific leadership and oversight of the IDDRC, its cores, and IDDRC research project. Manages fiscal and other resources. Coordinates IDDRC Training and Education. Coordinates communication activities to promote IDDRC cohesiveness and collaboration within IDDRC and IDDRC network. Disseminates research findings. Services are (a) governance and oversight, (b) fiscal and resource management, (c) space and facilities, (d) technical services, (e) training, education, and communications. With University support, the core also provides grant development services and services related to philanthropy.


  • Governance and Oversight

    Center administration, core oversight, and governance.
  • Fiscal and Resource Management

    Overall IDDRC fiscal and resource management. Administration of complex IDD-related grants and contracts, including personnel and purchasing. Administration of Hobbs Discovery Grants and other philanthropy.
  • Space and Facilities

    Physical maintenance, housekeeping, security, room reservation, parking. Allocation of VKC-administered space.
  • Technical Services and Graphics

    IT services for specialized IDDRC-related needs. Graphics services for brochures, fliers, newsletters; journal figures; photography; illustrations; images and design for electronic and print media.
  • Training, Education, and Communications

    Training and Education activities, e.g., lecture series, workshops, conferences. Communication activities include websites, social media, print materials, and dissemination database. Administration of Travel Grants for Affiliates and IDDRC Collaborative Scholarships.