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Biomedical research at VUMC is supported by designated institutional cores and shared resources. These facilities offer cutting edge scientific services, enabling access to high-end equipment, advanced techniques and specialized expertise for all Vanderbilt investigators.

 

iLab Cores at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
> Core 4 (DEMO)

VUMC BioVU

VUMC CFAR-Clinical Sciences Core

VUMC CFAR-Lab Sciences Core

VUMC Cardiovascular Physiology Core (CPC)

VUMC Cardiovascular Translational and Clinical Research (CLTCR)

VUMC Cell Culture Supplies

VUMC Clinical Pathology Research Core

VUMC Clinical Trials Processing Core

VUMC Clinical Trials Radiology Support Core

VUMC Clinical Trials Shared Resource (CTSR)

The Clinical Trials Shared Resource provides training resources and services to assist cancer center investigators in developing, activating and completing scientifically meritorious clinical trials in an efficient, cost-effective and technically sound manner.

VUMC Data Coordinating Center (DCC)

VUMC Eicosanoid Core

VUMC Environmental Health & Safety (VEHS) - Dosimetry

VUMC Environmental Health & Safety (VEHS) - Hazardous Waste

VUMC Environmental Health & Safety (VEHS) - RAM

VUMC Epidemiology Biospecimen Core

VUMC Epidemiology Survey Research Shared Resource

VUMC FRIM Core (Free Radicals in Medicine)

VUMC Flow Cytometry Shared Resource Core (FCSR)

Provides flow cytometry services to faculty, staff, and students in the VUMC and to other investigators on a fee for service basis.

VUMC HSR DMAC Core

<p>DMAC&nbsp;provides support for acquiring, preparing, and analyzing observational data. We work with large observational databases such as administrative claims, survey, and registry data are robust platforms for epidemiological and health services, policy, and economics research. Studies incre...

VUMC HSR Implementation Science Core

<p>Provides consultation and research support services for the implementation and evaluation of initiatives to improve the quality, safety, value, and delivery of health care. Services include consultation on the use of implementation science frameworks, study design (including hybrid designs, qu...

VUMC HSR Mid-South CDRN Core

VUMC Hearing & Speech EEG Core Lab

VUMC Hormone Assay & Analytical Services Core

VUMC Human Metabolic Physiology Core (HMPC)

<p>Adipose Tissue Biopsies&nbsp;</p>

VUMC Human Research Protection Program

The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) supports the work of the IRB and provides HRPP Oversight. Invoicing for IRB review fees. All changes and payments are typically transferred from a center to the IRB main center numbers.

VUMC IMGSCT Core (Immunogenomics, Microbial Genetics and Single Cell Technologies)

VUMC Innovative Translational Research Shared Resource (ITR)

Provides scientific and technical assistance to clinical and laboratory researchers interested in experimentation using human tumor tissues or cell lines.

VUMC Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) - Center for Small Animal Imaging

Provides in vivo and ex vivo imaging capabilities of small animals and tissue samples via magnetic resonance imaging, xrayXray CT, Positron emission PET and single photon emission and bioluminesencefluorescence imaging.

VUMC Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) - Human Imaging

<p>Provides structural and functional MR imaging and spectroscopy at 3 and 7 Tesla and supports MRI and MRS protocol development, fMRI experimental design, subject preparation, structural and functional image analysis, and training on image analysis techniques and tools.</p

VUMC Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) - Radiochemistry

Provides help to Vanderbilt Investigators to develop and translate novel radiopharmaceuticals to patients, to noninvasively visualize and quantify molecular events in preclinical in vivo models and patients, and to conduct clinical trials that feature molecular imaging endpoints.

VUMC Integrated Data Access and Services Core (IDASC)

<p>The&nbsp;<strong>IDASC</strong>&nbsp;core supports research involving secondary use of clinical data and is a mechanism for receiving programming related to the&nbsp;<strong>Synthetic Derivative/BioVU</strong>, and the&nbsp;<strong>Research Derivative</strong>&nbsp;available to the Vanderbilt ...

VUMC Islet Procurement & Analysis Core

Marcela Brissova Marcela.Brissova@Vanderbilt.Edu 615-936-1729
VUMC Kennedy Center Core

VUMC Lipid Core

VUMC Office of Research Core Business Services

VUMC Pharmacy Research Drugs

VUMC Phenotyping and PheWAS Core

VUMC Radiation Oncology Research Irradiator Shared Resource

<p>Core services providing&nbsp;innovative radiation scan through the irradiator machine.</p>

VUMC Research Informatics

Provides investigators with common informatics services and a flexible physical and electronic infrastructure for acquiring, storing, communicating and analyzing research data.

VUMC VANGARD (Vanderbilt Technologies for Advanced Genomics Analysis and Research Design)

Consolidates the genomics data pipeline across the university and allow investigators to leverage the opportunities provided by next generation sequencing and other genomics technologies.

VUMC VANTAGE (Vanderbilt Technologies for Advanced Genomics)

Provides a one stop genomics research resource, including Illumina genotyping, DNA extraction and banking, Affymetrixbased genotyping and expression microarrays, Sanger sequencing and Next Generation Sequencing NGS among many other specialized services.

VUMC VICC Biochemistry Tissue Core

VUMC Vanderbilt Coordinating Center

The Vanderbilt Coordinating Center (VCC) provides comprehensive, central support for a diverse platform of clinical and translational research projects.

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