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The Administrative Shared Resource provides administrative and fiscal oversight for the University of Colorado Cancer Center as described in the NCI Cancer Center Support Grant.

Areas within Administration:


  • Sets business objectives, mission and vision
  • Manages daily operations
  • Manages relationship with affiliates
  • Manages & allocates physical space

 Grants & Contracts Management

  • Provides comprehensive pre- and post-award administration for all sponsored research activities routed through the Cancer Center.
  • Manages the Cancer Center Support Grant
  • Manages the SPORE in Lung Cancer program
  • Manages the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant
  • Manages the National Cancer Institute sponsored K12 Paul Calabresi career development award program


  • Manages all institutional, gift, sponsored research and service center funds within the Cancer Center
  • Ensures fiscal compliance with federal, state and CU policies
  • Provides support for all financial transactions
  • Reconciles all accounts and manages the accounts receivables for all activities
  • Oversees the annual cost studies and administers the billing and receivables for all service centers

 Human Resources

  • Provides support for recruitment, hiring, personnel issues and payroll

 Membership, Education and Career Development

  • Coordinates the CU Cancer Center's membership program, including applications and databases related to grants and publications
  • Coordinates the weekly Cancer Center symposium
  • Coordinates the Lung SPORE and Lung, Head and Neck Cancer Program seminars
  • Manages the Cancer Center Student Cancer Research Fellowship Program

 Public Relations and Communications

  • Produces print and electronic publications in support of the Cancer Center's research enterprise
  • Develops and maintain the Cancer Center's website
  • Coordinates media relations for the Cancer Center
  • Coordinates internal communications
  • Coordinates all CU Cancer Center marketing communications
  • Manages the Cancer Center's community relations
  • Coordinates legislative and donor-directed communications


The Cancer Center relies on the University of Colorado Foundation and the CU Cancer Center Fund to raise money.

  • Donor cultivation, soliciatation and stewardship
  • Fundraising events
  • Grateful patient program
  • Maintains relationships with Cancer League of Colorado, CancerCure, the American Cancer Society and other groups that support the Cancer Center