With support from the NCRR COBRE Program Project and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Research Development Program, the Lung Biology Center offers the following core services.
The goal of the Lung Biology Translational Core is to provide support to basic science investigators and physician-scientists focused on translational research who require access to clinical specimens from patients with lung disease to support their work and expand preliminary observations into human subjects. This Core facilitates ongoing studies of current and former COBRE Lung Biology investigators and investigators with pilot projects. The Translational Research Core coordinates with the Advanced Imaging and the Cell Biology and Target Discovery Cores to facilitate translational studies at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. The Translational Core also provides assistance with IRB human subject study approvals, and feedback on project design and implementation.
Provide a comprehensive, collaborative, and efficient mechanism for obtaining and processing research specimens from subjects with lung disease.
Provide research coordinator support to obtain informed consent, interface with patients and families, and assist in obtaining and transporting clinical specimens and compiling approved patient information for research projects.
Provide support for design and implementation of research studies involving human subjects, including IRB approval and study design.
Provide support for the processing of human samples for subsequent analysis and the development of different sample processing methods.
Provide training to the members of the COBRE Lung Biology group in translational research methods and outcomes via the annual Translational Research Core Seminar, wherein the Core Co-Directors host a speaker working in translational research