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College of Medicine / Research / Cores and Shared Services


Cores and Shared Services
The College of Medicine and FAU offer a number of cores and shared services to facilitate research across the university.

Select an area to read more:

The Flow Cytometry Core Facility provides access to a state-of-the-art analyzer, cell sorter and workstation and provides assistance to investigators and students with experimental design, data acquisition/analysis and interpretation. Click here for more information.
The College maintains a confocal microsope called a Carl Zeiss Microimaging LSM 700 laser scanning system. It features 4 channel imaging- 405nm, 555nm, 488nm channel with solid state lasers and DIC PMT. It uses Zen 2009 software and an Axio Observer Z1 inverted microscope.
The mission of Comparative Medicine is to oversee all animal care and use at Florida Atlantic University; provide veterinary care; ensure that all animal uses are in full compliance with federal, state and local regulations; provide the necessary elements in direct support to the University's research and teaching programs that use animals; and ensure proper care and use, emphasizing the avoidance or minimization of discomfort, distress and pain. For more information click here. Contacts: Sylvia Gografe, D.V.M., Ph.D., DACLAM, 561 297-4233.
Housed on the first floor of a new building located in between the College of Medicine and College of Science on the Boca Raton campus of Florida Atlantic University. The Clinical Translational Research Unit (CTRU) expands the clinical research capacity of FAU with 8000 square feet of state-of-the-art research space specifically designed to conduct clinical trials, longitudinal studies, and patient-oriented research projects.

 The CTRU includes:

  • Comfortable waiting room for participants and families with computer workstations
  • 3 infusion rooms
  • 4 exam rooms
  • 1 procedure room
  • 2 rooms for private testing
  • Family conference room
  • DEXA machine and anthropometric measurements
  • Gait and balance lab
  • Biospecimen processing facility
 Our services include:

  • study placement
  • IRB and other regulatory support and guidance
  • budget development and contract negotiation
  • recruitment support services
  • expert study coordination
  • certified raters
  • licensed physicians to perform physical exams and adverse events review
  • sample processing and shipping
  • study design
  • biostatistics, epidemiology, and health services research consultation
  • additional services and support can be negotiated
To conduct a clinical trial, please review and fill out this form.

 Contact James E. Galvin, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Dean for Clinical Research and Director of the Institute for Healthy Aging and Lifespan Studies (I-HeAL) 




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