Integrative Health Science Facility Core
The Integrated Health Sciences Facility Core (IHSFC) supports clinical and population-based investigations on the genetic and environmental determinants of human health and disease. We provide scientific consultation for human studies, access to state of the art equipment and expertise, and we promote cross-disciplinary collaborations, integrating human studies research with other research activities of the Center and UNC-CH.
The specific aims of the IHSFC include:
- To provide scientific consultation for and tracking of clinical and translational human subjects studies.
- To assist with collection, processing, analysis, and storage of biospecimens.
- To facilitate access to collaborative human studies.
Jeannette Bensen, PhD; Department of Epidemiology
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (919) 843-1017
Biospecimen Processing Facility Sub-core director:
Patricia Basta, PhD; Department of Epidemiology
Email: email@example.com Phone: (919) 843-3860
Allan Rene de Cotret
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Facility Core
The Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Facility Core (BBFC) provides support for the data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation needs of laboratory, clinical, and population-based investigations in environmental health.
The specific aims of the BBFC include:
- To provide rigorous and state-of-the-art biostatistics and bioinformatics support to UNC-CEHS researchers in study design, data analysis, and result dissemination.
- To further the educational mission of UNC-CEHS by providing targeted statistics and bioinformatics education for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty, and by providing in-depth mentoring of junior investigators.
- To develop and implement new statistical methods where needed to facilitate scientific studies of UNC-CEHS investigators.
BBFC personnel hold weekly walk-in clinic hours for general consultation to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, or faculty members on biostatistical or bioinformatics aspects of environmental health science studies. The walk-in clinic is located in room 254 and is open 12:30-2:30pm on Mondays. For questions about the walk-in clinic or to schedule an appointment, contact Christine Kantner.
Amy H. Herring, ScD; Department of Biostatistics
Eric Bair, PhD; Department of Biostatistics and School of Dentistry
Joel Parker, PhD; Department of Genetics
Michael Love, PhD; Department of Biostatics and Genetics
Joseph Ibrahim, PhD; Department of Biostatistics
Michael Kosorok, PhD; Department of Biostatistics
Danyu Lin, PhD; Department of Biostatistics
Donglin Zeng, PhD; Department of Biostatistics
Haibo Zhou, PhD; Department of Biostatistics
Fei Zou, PhD; Department of Biostatistics
Christine Kantner; Department of Biostatistics
Molecular Analysis Facility Core
The Molecular Analysis Facility Core (MAFC) supports Center members by ensuring access to analytical resources within the following MAFC sub-core facilities:
Support includes consultation and experimental design, routine sample analysis and training, development of novel analytical methods needed to advance research, and in-depth data analysis, integration, and interpretation.
The MAFC achieves this goal of supporting Center members through the following aims:
- Ensure efficient operations in the MAFC sub-core facilities, upgrading instrumentation and services to meet analytical needs of UNC-CEHS members.
- Foster a collaborative, learning environment in which MAFC personnel and UNC-CEHS investigators can develop new competencies and research collaborations.
- Strengthen the partnership between the IHSFC, BBFC and MAFC to enhance the value of data generated in the MAFC and to assist investigators with data integration.
- Increase visibility and promote capabilities of the MAFC sub-cores to attract new researchers in environmental health sciences.
Core director and Biomarker Mass Spectrometry Sub-core director:
Wanda Bodnar, PhD; Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (919) 843- 0182
Biomarker Mass Spectrometry research specialists:
Peter Cable, BS
Leonard Collins, BS, MBA
DNA Damage Sub-core director:
Jun Nakamura, DVM, PhD; Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Email: email@example.com Phone: (919) 966-6140
DNA Damage research specialist:
Valeriy Afonin, MD
Genome Sciences Sub-core director:
Jason Luo, MD, MS; Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (919) 972-7491
Genome Sciences research specialists:
Amanda Beaty, MS
Yan Shi, PhD
Translational Pathology Laboratory Sub-core director:
Nana Nikolaishvili-Feinberg, PhD; Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Email: email@example.com Phone: (919) 966-9620
Translational Pathology Laboratory research specialists:
Stephanie Cohen, PhD
Mervi Eeva, BS
Michelle Mathews, BS
Bentley Midkiff, BS
Albert Wigus, BS
Yongjuan Xia, BS