Internal Advisory Board

Internal Advisory BoardThe IAB, chaired by Dr. Drake, is comprised of 10 internal academic and clinical members from across SCC, Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH) and WUSM. Their work focuses on the cancer burden and disparities within our catchment as well as the aims of the COE.

The IAB works with the CAB and CSO teams and receives support from Drake and COE staff. In addition to meeting every quarter to ensure SCC’s internal systems are running smoothly, the IAB oversees COE by: (1) partnering with teams across SCC and offering outreach, research and clinical services; (2) giving semi-annual updates on the cancer burden and risk factors in the catchment; (3) providing SCC resources to catchment areas; (4) going over key factors in clinical trial engagement and minority accrual; and (5) educating community and academic members about health policies and giving updates to members of our local and state governments. A summary of IAB progress and challenges is shared at CAB meetings.