Helen J.D. Whippy, Ph.D.
University of Guam
Cancer Research Center
UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
Phone: (671) 735-2994
Fax: (671) 734-3636
Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs - University of Guam
Adjunct Professor, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii
B.A., Clarion University of Pennsylvania
M.S., University of Arizona
Ph.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Carl-Wilhelm Vogel, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Vogel obtained his MD and PhD degree in Biochemistry from the University of Hamburg. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla and completed residency training at Georgetown University and Indiana University.
University of Hawai
Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
1236 Lauhala Street,
Honolulu, HI 96813phone: (808) 586-3013
fax: (808) 586-3052
Administrative and Planning and Evaluation Cores:
Core Leaders: Helen Whippy, PhD (UOG) and Carl-Wilhelm Vogel, PhD, MD (CRCH)
The administrative core provides the overall leadership and management of all grant activities. Ultimate responsibility rests with the two principal investigators, Drs. Vogel and Whippy. The specific functions of the administrative core, as outlined in our U54 application, include theplanning and coordination of all meetings and workshops including the Executive Committee meetings, the Internal Advisory Committee (IAC) meetings, meetings with the Program Steering Committee (PSC), and the annual workshop. The administrative core will be responsible for conducting and overseeing all activities related to planning and evaluation as well as fiscal management and budget planning. The administrative core will also be responsible to support and monitor all developmental core activities. As described in our U54 application, at UOG Dr. Whippy will be joined by Dr. Peterson and the newest member of UOG’s team, Mr. Gil Sigutan, Program Manager (100% FTE), in performing all the duties of the administrative core. Mr. Sigutan brings an extensive network and considerable expertise in cancer control to the UOG/CRCH partnership, having been responsible for many CDC-funded cancer control programs while at the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services. At CRCH, after the departure of Dr. Alan McClelland to join the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Vogel has assumed Dr. McClelland’s responsibilities. In addition, Dr. Suzanne Murphy, who has been involved in our CRCH/UOG partnership for many years, has agreed to serve with 5% FTE on the administrative core team through the end of 2010. Ms. Hali Robinett, a public health professional with many years of pertinent experience in Hawaii and the Pacific, most recently as Program Director of the Cancer Information Service (CIS) Pacific Region for approximately 15 years, has joined the administrative core team at CRCH with a 50% FTE as Program Manager. We anticipate additional institutional support to increase Ms. Robinett’s FTE in support of the CRCH/UOG partnership.
• The first PSC meeting for the U54-founded partnership has been scheduled for March 11 and 12 at CRCH in Honolulu.
• The first annual workshop has been scheduled for May 11 and 12 at UOG in Guam.