This is a summary list of all resource providers at Meharry Medical College . The list includes links to more detailed information, which may also be found using the eagle-i search app.
The Endocrine Core Laboratory is a fully accredited, CLIA approved, endocrine testing facility funded by the Meharry Medical College Clinical Research Center, U54 Reproductive Health Grants, and institutional resources. The Endocrine Core Lab performs a comprehensive list of routine and specialized endocrine tests on blood samples for government funded investigators... A full staff of board certified clinical endocrinologists and clinical scientists are available for consultation and interpretation of test results.
The FACS Core provides a state-of-the-art multi parameter flow cytometry and biosafty level 3 facility on the Meharry Medical College campus. The facility performs flow cytometry analysis, provides expertise in implementing and developing technologies for cell analysis, and provides training to investigators in the use of the instrumentation and in the interpretation of data analysis
The Human Tissue & Pathology Core provides tissue collection and storage services and access to human tissue, histology services, and specialized equipment. The Core collects human tissues prospectively from routine surgical resections and autopsies for use in basic, translational, and clinical research. Only remnant tissue samples not needed for diagnostic purposes are collected. Tissues are available fresh, snap frozen, or in a variety of fixatives, and normal, neoplastic, and other diseased tissues are available. Histology services include paraffin embedding, paraffin sectioning, automated Hematoxylin and Eosin staining, frozen sectioning, special stains, immunohistochemistry and other specialized processing and sectioning services.
The Hemoglobinopathy Confirmatory Laboratory for the State of TN Newborn Screening Program is housed at the MSCC, so all children born in the state of Tennessee who have screened positive for a hemoglobinopathy and all adults seeking to know their hemoglobinopathy status undergo state of the art evaluation at the MSCC Hemoglobinopathy Laboratory. High performance liquid chromatography, alkaline, acid, neutral and isoelectricfocusing electrophoresis are utilized to confirm or establish a hemoglobinopathy diagnosis.
The Clinical Research Center (CRC) at Meharry Medical College is a joint project of the Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS), the General Clinical Research Centers (GCRC) Program of the Division of Research Resources, National Institutes of Health, and Research Centers in Minority Institutions Program (RCMI) of the National Center for Research Resources. The purpose of the CRC is to provide the resources necessary to facilitate clinical research in a minority academic setting by expanding existing programs, nurturing new investigators, and encouraging full utilization of its services. Our mission is to:
1) Promote the advancement of clinical research and improve the health and welfare of disadvantaged and minority populations through participation in clinical studies.
2) Promote an environment that encourages, stimulates, nurtures, and attracts clinical research by providing leadership and support for conducting clinical research.
The Meharry Sickle Cell Center (MSCC) has more than a thirty-five year history of service to the community and to patients with Sickle cell disease and other hemoglobinopathies. In this capacity, the Center provides comprehensive services including clinical care, education, genetic counseling, laboratory services, and research.
The Center's Director, Steven N. Wolff, M.D., provides comprehensive medical care for adults with sickle cell disease residing in the 40 Counties in the Middle Tennessee area. The Center’s Associate Director and Laboratory Director, Maria del Pilar Aguinaga, PhD., DLM (ASCP), along with Robert Mushi, PhD, and Celestine Mgbemere, MD provide diagnostic services as members of the Hemoglobinopathy Confirmatory Laboratory for the State of TN Newborn Screening Program, which is housed at the MSCC. In this capacity, all children born in the state of Tennessee who have screened positive for a hemoglobinopathy and all adults seeking to know their hemoglobinopathy status undergo state of the art evaluation at the MSCC Hemoglobinopathy Laboratory. High performance liquid chromatography, alkaline, acid, neutral and isoelectricfocusing electrophoresis are utilized to confirm or establish a hemoglobinopathy diagnosis. Annually, over 6,000 blood samples for suspected hemoglobin disorders undergo laboratory evaluation at the MSCC. Health care agencies and parents of children identified with positive hemoglobinopathy results are promptly notified so that proper medical management can be instituted. Additionally, the MSCC provides follow-up services to newborns with sickle cell disease to ascertain that all children are undergoing appropriate preventive care such as receiving prophylactic antibiotics by two months of birth and their recommended vaccines.
The Sickle cell clinic is located on the second floor of Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital. It provides easy access to the laboratory and other hospital resources. The Center's Follow-Up Nurse, Ms. Ronlanda Foley provides continuity of care and clinical follow-up to the adult and pediatric patients with sickle cell disease. Ms. Tené Hamilton Franklin provides genetic counseling and educational services to the families affected with sickle cell disease and other hemoglobinopathies. The MSCC sponsors monthly support group meetings for adults, adolescents and children with sickle cell disease. Adult Support Group meetings take place at Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, Transition Support Group for adolescents and Pediatric Support Group for children with sickle cell disease, take place at the Pediatric Sickle Cell Clinic of Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
The MSCC organizes several community activities for patients, families and health care providers. During Sickle Cell and Pain Awareness Month (Month of September), the MSCC organizes an Annual Walk-A-Round Campus to raise awareness for Sickle Cell Disease, promote health and fitness, and acknowledge individuals in the community dealing with Sickle Cell or a family member caring for someone with Sickle Cell Disease. Other sickle cell month activities include hemoglobinopathy screenings; health exhibits, a blood drive for sickle cell patients; a heritage lecture on sickle cell disease in memory of the late Dr. Joseph Phillips, a former Meharry professor who was affected by sickle cell disease and numerous presentations and educational activities in the community.
Currently under early development is a coordinated effort with Vanderbilt University to develop a regional comprehensive care center for patients with sickle cell disease. This center would combine resources from many institutions to develop an outpatient facility to provide medical and psychosocial care for children, their families and adults with hemoglobinopathies.
The Middle Tennessee region should be proud of the heritage of the Meharry Sickle Cell Center as one of the first centers in the country and as a leading center for the care of patients with Sickle cell disease in our region.
The Meharry Microarray and Bioinformatics Core (MMBC) provides state of the art training, instrumentation, services and bioinformatics-driven data analysis to the Meharry Community in microarray experimental design, manipulation, and gene expression analysis.
We also aid investigators and trainees in validation of microarray results using RNA QA/QC and real time PCR results.
Finally, this Core Resource aids Meharry investigators and trainees with high performance computation in proteomics as well as genomics. Gene and protein pathways analysis and shotgun proteomics (mass spectrometry) analysis are just two more of the services that we provide.
It is our aim to keep this facility up to date computationally and intellectually with state of the art “Omics” services to support education and research in microarray, genomics and proteomics data analysis, computational biology, and systems biology.
The Molecular Biology Core Facility at Meharry Medical College is a multi-functional facility that provides to faculty, students, and staff of the college the primary service of DNA sequencing but also provides access to shared equipment housed in a centralized location and facilitates convenient and rapid access to frequently used molecular biological reagents.
The Molecular Biology Core houses a number of shared items of research instrumentation. The core also maintains an Invitrogen Supply Center that stocks many routinely used reagents for molecular biological research.
The major service activities of the Molecular Biology Core are to provide training and technical assistance with the use of shared equipment housed in the core and provide convenient access to molecular biological reagents. Training in the proper use of equipment is provided by the Laboratory Coordinator and also as needed by vendor technical personnel. The core maintains in-house freezers and supply cabinets stocked with many commonly used molecular biological reagents from Invitrogen. In-house reagents are ordered online from Invitrogen and picked up from stocks housed in the core. Invitrogen items not stocked in the core can be ordered online without shipping charges.
It is the mission of the Meharry Medical College Morphology Core to provide the expertise and state-of-the-art instrumentation necessary to facilitate and enhance the productivity of Meharry’s investigators and trainees in the areas of fluorescence and bright-field microscopy and immunohistochemistry. This core strives to accomplish this by offering consultation on instrumentation and experimental design, training on instrumentation, and collaboration opportunities. We do our utmost to stay on the cutting edge of technology, skills, and knowledge in the field.
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.
Medical care is provided for affected adults and adolescents in the facilities of Metro Nashville General Hospital. These services include care provided for hospital admissions and clinic visits each year for adolescent and adult patients. Sickle cell clinic sessions are held on Monday afternoons.
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