Admin Core

The Admin Core supports ChicagoCHEC’s research, education, and outreach via overall leadership, administrative management, and program coordination.

The Admin Core supports ChicagoCHEC’s research, education, and outreach via overall leadership, administrative management, and program coordination. We work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, core-leaders, and our National Cancer Institute sponsors to build the necessary infrastructure for ChicagoCHEC projects and initiatives to succeed.


Admin Core Leadership

  • Melissa Simon (NU)
  • Joseph Feinglass (NU)
  • Christina Ciecierski (NEIU)
  • Lidia Filus (NEIU)
  • Rob Winn (UIC)
  • Marian Fitzgibbon (UIC)

Admin Program Management

  • Beverly Chuckwudozie (UIC)
  • Crystal Vega (UIC)
  • Joeli Brinkman (NEIU)
  • Alicia Kholamian (NEIU)
  • Maggie Nava (NU)
  • Edgardo Ramirez (NU)
  • Rabih Dahdouh (NU)

Grants Management

  • Michael Pietrucha (Lurie Cancer Center)

Contact us to learn more or get involved.


Related Pages


Community Engagement Core »

Enhancing community engagement, cancer education, survivorship support, and community capacity building.


Research Education Core »

We leverage the strengths of ChicagoCHEC institutions and partners to support students, trainees, and faculty.


Planning and Evaluation Core »

We initiate new projects and continuously evaluate ChicagoCHEC’s impact and progress toward its mission to advance cancer health equity via scientific discovery, education, training, and community engagement.


Choose to Change Research Project »

Reducing Tobacco Use Disparities Among Adults in Safety Net Community Health Centers (The Choose to Change Study)


WeCanConnect Pilot Project »

WeCanConnect: Using mHealth to Connect Physically Disabled Cancer Patients with Matched Disabled Survivors


Mi Guia (My Guide) pilot study »

An e-Health Intervention to Improve Symptom Burden and Health-Related Quality of Life among Hispanic Women Completing Active Treatment for Breast Cancer


Latino Obesity Project »

Community-engaged obesity intervention development for Puerto Rican and Mexican men


Prostate Cancer Disparity Project »

Prostate cancer disparity in Chicago-area African American men: patient-derived models and biomarkers of cancer risk


Reducing Colorectal Cancer Disparities »

Reducing colorectal cancer disparities on the South Side of Chicago through cross-Institutional collaborations


Citizen Scientists »

Despite overall declines in rates of aggressive prostate cancer (PCa) in the U.S., racial disparity persists, with African American (AA) […]

Breast Cancer Disparities in Chicago: Biological Factors »

The goal of this research proposal is to address the biological underpinnings of breast cancer mortality disparities in Chicago. African […]