The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition is housed in recently renovated laboratory research space in Howard Hall at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. There are approximately 6,000 square feet of state-of-the-art wet laboratory space that is fully equipped for genetics/genomics and cell/molecular biology research including semi-automated high throughput genotyping capabilities. Facilities shared among Division members include a clean sample receiving, processing and PCR room, four fully equipped cell culture rooms, dark room with developer, imaging room, radiolabeling room, a 40C walk-in, RNA preparation room, and common areas for centrifuges, freezers, large equipment, and storage.
The Amish Research Clinic is located in Strasburg, PA. It consists of 1,500 square feet of clinical research space including a waiting room, 4 examining/procedure rooms, kitchen, and a fully equipped clinical laboratory for blood processing and storage, and platelet aggregation studies (Chrono-Log 570VS, PAP8, Coulter counter). The clinic is equipped with an EKG machine, Hologic 4500W bone densitometer, two Phillips HDI5000CV ultrasound units for vascular imaging, 2 Complior SPs, 2 Accutor plus automatic blood pressure monitors, and ten 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitors. For fieldwork, there are five vans.
The NIH-fuded University of Maryland General Clinical Research Center has trained clinical research personnel and is fully equipped to perform state-of-the-art clinical research.