Biomedical Research Core and Services
The Biomedical Research Core provides laboratory support for research conducted throughout Winthrop-University Hospital. The core includes state-of-the-art equipment and a wide range of biochemical, cellular and molecular methodologies including array technology, real-time PCR, tissue culture, histopathology, fluorescence imaging, and transgenic animals. Moreover, the core provides consultation for investigators during their research. For example current support examines complications associated with Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Obesity, Women’s and Children’s Health, and Chronic Disease and Aging. The program is based on the integration of basic scientists with clinicians with a “bench to bedside” philosophy. Our mission is to support the cause of disease, understand their mechanisms, and help to develop diagnostic and therapeutic solutions.
The Biomedical Research Core is also a fertile environment for research training of residents and subspecialty residents. Study of the disease states described above is relevant to fellows in Cardiology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonary, Hematology/Oncology, Rheumatology and Gastroenterology. Under accreditation standards, each of these specialties is to provide residents with “basic science literacy.”