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Resource Providers at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

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AXIS

Type: Center

Summary:

The vision of the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) Research Enterprise is to be a leading national resource for conducting clinical and translational research that produces high-quality, cost-effective and culturally relevant solutions that improve health and wellness in minority and poor populations.

By promoting strategies that create synergy in research teams and between investigators and the community, CDU will create novel best practice solutions to transform the health of underserved communities that can be used as innovative models throughout the nation and the world.

AXIS (Accelerating eXcellence In Science) is the catalyst to implement the CDU research strategic plan. It is the integrated home for clinical and translational research. AXIS houses experienced and dedicated leadership as well as a myriad of clinical and translational, community, training, and technology resources. AXIS also provides excellent research consultation services.



AXIS Biomedical Informatics function

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The AXIS Biomedical Informatics function is dedicated to providing investigators at Charles Drew University (CDU) with state-of-the-art informatics solutions for their research projects. AXIS Biomedical Informatics comprises a multi-disciplinary team of researchers with backgrounds and interest in clinical medicine, biomedical informatics, medical geography and geographical information systems, computer science, sociotechnical theories and qualitative methods.



AXIS Research Design and Biostatistics Function

Type: Extension unit

Summary:

The overarching goal of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Function is to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary research and apply novel research strategies to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities among vulnerable populations and underserved communities. The Function supports and facilitates the development and implementation of methodologically sound and culturally appropriated biomedical investigations at the University aimed at the reduction of health disparities. Researchers from several disciplines (medicine, science, epidemiology, biostatistics, health services, and environmental) bring a diversity of investigative methods and conceptual frameworks to collaborative scholarship on the health and well-being of the diverse communities. The Epidemiology and Biostatistics Function is the catalyst for translational research approaches among AXIS functions, community partners, and other health scientists at the University and across partnering institutions.



Cancer Immunology Laboratory

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

Lab 3055 contains basic research equipment for the study of cancer immunology. This equipment is also necessary for training undergraduate students and residents in the Dept of Otolaryngology. In addition, this equipment enables us to test new biological response modifiers from several pharmaceutical companies in Japan and the U.S. for the last 25 years.



Cancer Research and Training Core Facility

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

Molecular and Translational research in oncology



Center for Biomedical Informatics

Type: Center

Summary:

The mission of the Charles Drew University Center for Biomedical Informatics is to conduct original research on the optimal use of health information technology in urban, medically underserved settings and to develop novel computational and sociotechnical solutions for research problems in molecular biology, medicine, and public health that enable biomedical investigators at Charles Drew University to collaborate, compete, and contribute to the national translational research and biomedical informatics agenda. The service aim of the Center involves providing investigators at the university with state-of-the-art informatics methods and solutions for their research projects.

The Center brings together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers with backgrounds and interest in clinical medicine, biomedical informatics, medical geography and geographical information systems, computer science, sociotechnical theories and qualitative methods.



Charles Drew University Medical Science Institute

Type: Institute

Summary:

The Medical Sciences Institute (MSI) will play a significant role in the future of medical research at CDU. The University currently receives more than $24 million in NIH funding annually and another $11 million from other varied sources to conduct basic and clinical research. Much of this research is targeted for priority healthcare issues that disproportionately affect ethnic minorities and low-income populations.



Clinical and Translational Research Center

Type: Center

Summary:

The Clinical and Translational Research Center of the Charles Drew University is an outpatient clinical facility that supports the quest for the knowledge and understanding of the diseases that disproportionately affect the minority populations in the Southwest area of Los Angeles. As a part of the mission of the University to conduct education, research and clinical services in the context of community engagement, the Center seeks and supports mutually beneficial collaborative partnerships with community service agencies. We support the care for the underserved populations by sharing educational and research resources that enhance the therapeutic and diagnostic capabilities of the health service agencies in the Southwest area of Los Angeles. We welcome innovative collaborative opportunities that deepen the understanding of minority health concerns and advance the development of solutions to health disparities.



Division of Cancer Research and Training

Type: Division

Summary:

In 2002, the Department of Internal Medicine at CDU established a formal Division of Cancer Research and Training under the leadership of Dr. Jay Vadgama. Our mission is to design and conduct basic, clinical, applied, translational, and prevention research programs directed toward reducing cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality in the underserved and minority communities which face cancer health disparities in Service Planning Area (SPA) 6 region of Los Angeles.



Exercise Physiology Laboratory

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

A 3,000 square foot Exercise Physiology Lab is located in the ERC Business Park approximately one mile from KDMC. It is fully equipped with Keiser pneumatic resistance training equipment, free weights, treadmills, stationary exercise cycles, as well as state-of-the-art, computerized equipment for measuring muscle performance, cardiopulmonary response, and body composition. These tools are available for utilization by investigators working the field of health disparities related to endocrine metabolism and exercise physiology.



Medical Geographic Information Systems Laboratory

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

Housed on the CDU Campus, the Charles Drew Medical Geographic Information Systems (CDMGIS) Laboratory provides a "virtual center" for the storage, management, analysis, modeling, and mapping of spatially referenced health related data using state of the art Geographic Information Systems Technology (Medical GIS). The CDMGIS laboratory was established with partial funding from the National Center for Research Resources and the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCRR# 5G12RR003026-RCMI & NCMHD# 5P20MD000148-EXPORT) to support the integration of Geographic Information Science (GISC) theories and methods within biomedical research. The establishment of a medical GIS laboratory at Charles Drew University builds upon ongoing research activities of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supported Research Centers in Minority Institutions Biomedical Research Center (RCMI) and constitutes an integral component of a rapidly expanding university research informatics infrastructure.

A primary goal of the center is to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration by linking the computing facilities, spatial databases and the resident expertise at the CDMGIS laboratory with other research and teaching activities occurring at Charles Drew University, UCLA and other RCMI institutions. Additionally, collaborations are actively sought with community-based organizations, local health and services organizations, government agencies, and academic campuses and institutes across the nation.



Metabolic and Oxidative Stress Core Laboratory

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

Since its inception fifteen years ago, the Technology Core Laboratory has surpassed its goals in new assay development and assay refinement. It has provided top-quality services, been innovative in developing new assays, and has encouraged collaborations between molecular biologists and clinical investigators. This core laboratory has an outstanding record of accomplishments and has supported many high-impact, peer-reviewed publications.



Molecular Endocrinology Laboratory

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

Our laboratory studies the endocrine effects of drugs of abuse, especially nicotine and opioids. We also study the pre-receptor metabolism of cortisol and how it relates to diabetes and obesity.



Molecular Genetics Laboratory

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

In this laboratory there are basic science and translational science projects that are related to muscle atrophy and obesity.



Molecular Medicine Laboratory

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

The laboratory is adequate for molecular biology and tissue culture studies. It has a separate tissue culture room (laminar hood, inverted microscope and 2 CO2 himidified atmosphere incubators). Another contiguous room is specifically designed for microscopy, tissue processing and immunohistochemistry.



Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

The purpose of this lab is to investigate the effect of nerve damage in the lower urinary tract organs that can occur by surgeries or neuropathies associated with aging and diabetes that affect the undeserved population in south LA. The main focus is in neurobiology of the sexual function with emphasis on molecular mechanism involved in neuroprotection and neuroregeneration.



Morphometry and Stereology Laboratory

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The Morphometry and Stereology Laboratory is a service and training laboratory for the faculty, students, and staff of CDU and other interested researchers. The mission of the laboratory is to:
1) teach up-to-date stereology theory and practical morphometric techniques;
2) help design unbiased efficient morphometric studies;
3) train researchers to use the equipment and software available in the laboratory;
4) develop an outreach program for community students to visit a microscopy research laboratory;
5) organize stereology workshops for CDU personnel and other interested researchers.



Neuroscience and Endocrinology Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



University of California at Los Angeles

Type: University



Vivarium

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The Vivarium is a facility dedicated to the humane care and use of laboratory animals.



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