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Research Facilities

  • Laboratory 

    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.

  • Clinical 

    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.

  • Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) of Maryland 

  • Baltimore Diabetes Research Training Center (DRTC) 

  • Biopolymer/Genomics Core 

  • University of Maryland GCRC