Two of Meharry's core facilities were developed with MeTRC funding, 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 (clinical research, usually 'clinical trials,' is the
testing phase of a drug or treatment). Conducting clinical trials is beyond the scope
of most grants; 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 smooth and productive conclusion. Read more about the PCIR and Meharry's other
core facilities here.
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 Core provides state-of-the-art services, training, and bioinformatics-driven data analysis to the Meharry translational research community. Click here for more information on the Protemics Core or click here to contact the Proteomics Core. Read more about the other core facilities at Meharry here.