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Core Facilities

The Meharry Clinical and Translational Research Center (MeTRC) grant funds two of Meharry's core facilities, the Participant and Clinical Interaction Resource and the Meharry Proteomics Core.

The Participant and Clinical Interaction Resource

The Participant and Clinical Interaction Resource, known as PCIR, helps researchers execute their clinical studies. Conducting clinical trials is beyond the scope of most grants; however, the PCIR helps scientists design their studies, locate research subjects, conduct their studies, collect samples, and submit documentation. A specially certified nursing staff who are knowledgeable about researchers' protocols carry studies to their conclusion.

The Meharry Proteomics Core

Our Proteomics Core aids investigators and trainees with high performance computation in proteomics, as well as other "omics" type applications needing efficient analysis of large-scale biological data sets. The ability to incorporate proteomics into translational and clinical biomedical research is critical for the discovery of therapeutic interventions and high fidelity biomarkers of disease and response to therapy. The Proteomics Core provides state-of-the-art services, training, and bioinformatics-driven data analysis to the Meharry translational research community.

Supported by the National Institute On Minority Health And Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number U54 MD0007593.