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Integrative Health Sciences Facility

The overall goal of the Integrative Health Sciences Facility is:

  1. To facilitate translational findings bi-directionally along the spectrum from basic and/or clinical research to the applied or public health arenas.
  2. To encourage, support and enhance clinical and translational studies relevant to environmental health science.

Specific Aims:

Aim 1)    Provide the infrastructure to carry out clinical and translational studies relevant to environmental health science.

  1. Recruit human subjects for clinical and translational studies relevant to environmental health science.
  2. Provide resources to assist in obtaining approval for the use of human subjects for clinical and translational studies relevant to environmental health science.
  3. Assess and monitor pulmonary and systemic physiologic responses.
  4. Obtain and process biologic samples.
  5. Assess and quantify radiographic manifestations of lung injury (airway and parenchymal) and response.

Aim 2)    Ensure that clinical and translational studies relevant to environmental health science are carried out safely and that subject confidentiality is maintained.
Aim 3)    Provide the infrastructure for training of young clinical/translational investigators with an interest in environmental health science.
Aim 4)    Enhance experience and support for EHSRC investigators who utilize the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) and promote new multidisciplinary research collaborations.

 

IHSF Leadership

Director - Clinical:
Alejandro Comellas, MD

Associate Director - Imaging:
Eric A. Hoffman, PhD

Members: