CADE’s strength comes from its ability to mobilize and integrate
expertise across its production groups: Web
Design and Project Management;
Multimedia and Webcasting; Research
Data Management; Information Technology; and Public Health Preparedness. This integration
capacity permits the Center to deliver services that incorporate
features drawing from a wide variety of specialized activities. CADE’s
projects blend programming, webcasting, web design, instructional
design, data analysis, and learning/knowledge management system creation
CADE’s Director, Dr. Colleen Monahan, has pioneered the incorporation
of internet technologies in various areas of the health sciences.
Dr. Monahan is also Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Division of Community
Health Sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois
at Chicago. She
has extensive experience producing online education for public health professionals.
Dr. Monahan is a physician with a background in epidemiology, multimedia, web development and programming.
Web Design and
Project Management is responsible for the design of web sites,
the programming of applications, and for client and project
management. The group has expertise in project management, information
architecture, graphic design, web usability, accessibility and
instructional design. Skilled ASP, ASP.NET and Java programmers develop
systems and applications.
Webcasting specializes in online audio-video streaming,
live interactive presentation webcasting, remote location recording,
and multimedia production for the web, DVD, CD-ROM, and video.
Research Data Management assists
in the online collection, storage, analysis, and presentation of
data. The group supports research data projects through the development
of databased internet applications (such as online surveys and online data
entry pages), and provides customized online reporting tools with SAS/IntrNet.
Public Health Preparedness
provides content and programmatic expertise related to the area of
public health, particularly in regards to emergency preparedness and response activities.
The group also supports the development of CADE's learning management system, and identifies,
promotes and assists in the development of innovative training tools
within the public health community.
Information Technology provides programming and software architecture expertise, maintains CADE’s subnet of servers, ensures data security and protection, and supports the Center’s hardware and software environment.
Business Administration manages
CADE’s financial analysis, project billing, and employee hiring and