Exhibitor List

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Bioinformatics Core The Bioinformatics Core is one of the Biomedical Research Core Facilities at the UMMS. Also known as the Collaborative Computing and Data Unit, or CCDU, the Core is a team of bioinformatics analysts, software developers, and IT staff dedicated to providing computing support, data infrastructure, and bioinformatics analysis for the academic, research, and administrative activities of Center for Computational Medicine and the University of Michigan. Marci Brandenburg                                              



Biomedical Research Core Facilities The Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF), part of the Office of Research, is a collection of centralized labs and services offering state-of-the-art instruments and resources to faculty and staff. Nicole Bonomini                                         



Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Facility The Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Facility supports research on metabolism and toxicology including measurement of biomarkers, absorption and distribution of drugs, formation of reactive intermediates, and drug metabolism.  The focus is on characterization and quantitation of low molecular mass compounds present in plasma, cell extracts, tissues, and other biological samples. Brian Shay                                              



Biomedical Research Council The Biomedical Research Council (BMRC) comprised of faculty encourages biomedical research and facilitates interdisciplinary research and training across the University. Their functions include: Bridging Support Programs, sponsorship of the Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research, review of Dean’s Basic Science Research Award nominees, and review several limited submission awards. Camille Mrozowski                                         



Biomedical Research Store The Biomedical Research Store, part of the Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF), provides University of Michigan research investigators with easy, on-site procurement of enzymes, reagents, and kits used in molecular, cell biology, and some protein chemistry. Over 700 different items from eleven vendors are stocked at four locations for immediate purchase. Our large-volume vendor contracts enable the Store to negotiate very low prices as well as eliminate all shipping and packaging fees. Chris Stilson                                              



Business Development The UMMS Business Development team, part of the Office of Research, works to drive innovative industry engagement to support research at the Medical School. We help faculty and strategic partners collaborate, with the ultimate goal of accelerating research and technology to improve human health. Janene Centurione                                              



Calendar Review & Analysis Office CRAO, part of the Office of Research, supports and collaborates with researchers and study teams to produce and maintain a uniform process for the Research Billing Calendar, Budget, and Enrollment. We provide stellar customer service and foster partnerships with various other research support areas internal and external to UMHS. Paula Green                                              



Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office The Clinical Trials Office (CTO) serves as the centralized core facility of all clinical research trials conducted by investigators at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMCCC). This includes investigator-initiated (II), peer reviewed clinical trials, NCI-CTEP approved protocols, pilot transitional institutional studies, cooperative group trials and industry sponsored trials. The CTO offers a broad range of expert services to investigators to help them facilitate the conduct of their studies according to federal regulations and GCPs. Theresa Royce                                      



Cardiovascular Center Clinical Research Group (C3RG) The Cardiovascular Center (CVC) Clinical Research Group (C3RG) is a group of research professionals, which was formed in June 2009. Our mission is to excel in clinical research by creating and promoting the infrastructure for multidisciplinary collaboration within the Cardiovascular Center's research community. Tina Zieba                                              



Cardiovascular Center Research Core In partnership with the Physiology Phenotyping Core, we offer services to help with research needs across the Frankel CVC and U-M. Services include ultrasound imaging, telemetry, microsurgical models, cardiac catheters, exercise and neuromuscular platforms, and comprehensive first pass phenotype screening. Kerri Briesmiester                                              



Cell Isolation Laboratory Our team is developing a next-generation alternative to magnetic bead separation for cell and particle isolation.  Stop by and talk to us about how we might help with your cell and particle isolation challenges, and visit the first UM biotech start-up to participate in Researchpalooza! John Younger                                      



Center for Chemical Genomics This core facility is designed to assist academic researchers in carrying out high-throughput screens (HTS) of chemical libraries and to identify new tools for biological research. Martha Larsen                                              



Center for Discovery of New Medicines The Center for the Discovery of New Medicines (CDNM) supports development of therapeutics from initial stages of discovery to the market. The University's scientific cores (in chemical genomics, medicinal chemistry, animal models, and pharmocokinetics) provide an array of equipment and expertise to help researchers turn promising compounds into new medicines. Benita Threadgill                                               



Center for Live Cell Imaging Let us help you with: fluorescence microscopy, live-cell imaging, confocal and TIRF microscopy, 3D and time-resolved imaging, quantitative FRET stoichiometry and image segmentation and analysis. We offer personalized training from beginner to expert levels. Quantifying biology one image at a time. Sam Straight                                              



Center for Molecular Imaging The Center for Molecular Imaging (CMI) is a shared resource aimed at providing imaging services for the research community. We offer an assortment of in vivo imaging systems, ranging from bioluminescence to MRI to PET. The CMI has become a diverse resource facility that fosters productive interdisciplinary collaborations in research. Amanda Fair                                              



Center for Structural Biology The Center for Structural Biology (CSB) is a comprehensive structural biology resource for researchers at UM and in the region. The Center includes facilities for small- and large-scale protein production; for solving structures of biological molecules; access to X-ray Facility and to synchroton radiation. Vashni Santee                                              



Clincal Simulation Center The University of Michigan Clinical Simulation Center (UMCSC) is a state of the art facility dedicated in advancing best practices in healthcare education and improve patient safety through the development and implementation of effective simulation-based instruction, robust assessment, and rigorous research. Woojin Shim                                     



Coulter Translational Research Program The proceeds of a grant from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation are being used to support collaborative translational research projects that involve co-investigators from the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and a clinical department. Susan Douglas                                       



CVC Research Recruitment Coordinator Any UM staff member, working with a PI through the CVC, or a staff member working with a cardiovascular related study is eligible to consult with the Recruitment Coordinator. If you would like to set up a meeting, contact Jennifer at jlmcnama@umich.edu or call 2-4170. Jennifer McNamara                                              



Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Facility The University of Michigan PET Center has expertise both in preparing established radiopharmaceuticals for pre-clinical and clinical research in cardiology, neurology and oncology, and in the development and clinical translation of new radiopharmaceuticals. A full spectrum of radiopharmaceuticals for PET imaging, labeled with carbon-11, fluorine-18 and nitrogen-13, are available. Linda Brandt                                              



DNA Sequencing Core The DNA Sequencing Core, one of the Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF), provides high-quality, low-cost DNA analysis for research clients on a recharge basis. The Core occupies approximately 10,000 square feet of laboratory space in the North Campus Research Complex, with a variety of instruments and 26 highly trained individuals on staff to assist researchers. Robert Lyons                                             



Environmental Health Sciences Core Center This center promotes cross-disciplinary research on the role of environmental contaminant exposures in health and disease across the lifespan. The center has Research Teams (Epigenetic Regulation, Endocrine Disruption, Oxidative Stress), Facility Cores (Bioinformatics, Genomics and Epigenomics, Statistics, Exposure Assessment, Integrated Health Sciences), and a Community Outreach and Education Core. Rachel McDuffie                                 



eResearch eResearch is the University of Michigan's site for electronic research administration.   eResearch includes; Animal Management, Proposal/Grant Management, Regulatory (IRB/IBC) Management, and Conflict of Interest Management (M-Inform). Camille Cooper                                          



Faculty Development The Office of Faculty Development has developed a comprehensive, comptency-based curriculum to meet the challenges associated with research, teaching, and managing in the academic health care environment. Development opportunities include courses with specific learning objecitves, mentor education and support, and on-site, customizable programs. Laura Denton                                        



Flow Cytometry Core Stop by the Flow Cytometry Core, one of the Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF), to learn about the recent and ongoing equipment upgrades in our five locations, including the newest North Campus lab. David Adams                                            




Foundation Relations Corporate & Foundation Relations in the Medical School and the central Foundation Relations office assist faculty in securing research and project funding from foundations. They lead the university’s strategic relationships with foundation funders and assist the university community in increasing funding through helping identify funders, proposal assistance and strategy development. Joseph Sutkowi                                            




Frankel CVC and Esperance Family Foundation Summer Fellowship This summer fellowship supports undergraduate students who are interested in cardiovascular research. Students are matched to a laboratory led by a faculty member. These laboratories are involved in nationally recognized research, in atherosclerosis, genetic cardiomyopathies, blood clotting disorders, cardiac arrhythmias, vascular biology and heart failure. Kerri Briesmiester                                            




Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science
The Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science seminar series is for physicians, scientists, nurses, physician’s assistants, medical students, graduate students, residents and fellows working in cardiovascular science and medicine. This activity is meant to communicate the newest advances in basic cardiovascular research, improve communication, and foster collaboration between basic and clinical scientists. Kerri Briesmiester                                             



Grant Review & Analysis The Grant Review & Analysis Office, part of the UMMS Office of Research, reviews all proposals and material transfers with external funding/provider sources. Our office receives any proposals that involve Medical School faculty or space for compliance review with school, university and sponsor guidelines -- whether primarily held in the Medical School or outside campus units. We have signature authority on behalf of the Dean of the Medical School for these types of issues. Heather Offhaus                                            




Hybridoma Core Since its establishment in 1980, the UM Hybridoma Core has developed novel monoclonal antibodies of desired specificity against a wide variety of antigens for biomedical research investigators .   The Hybridoma Core also produces antibody, both in vivo (ascites) or in vitro (high density culture), using established hybridomas from many sources. Elizabeth Smith                                             



Honest Broker Office The Honest Broker Office, part of the Office of Research, serves as a common portal for researchers to request and gain access to electronic health record data for use in research. The office may provide de-identified coded data, limited or identified data after IRB approval. Moira Dowling                                             



Institutional Review Board The five Institutional Review Boards of the University of Michigan Medical School (IRBMED), part of the Office of Research, oversee human subjects research conducted at the Medical School and UMHS. This includes research conducted off-site by University faculty and staff when acting as University employees or in connection with their University appointments. Steven "Joseph" Austin                                             



Lurie Nanofabrication Facility The Lurie Nanofabrication Facility (LNF) at the University of Michigan is an open-access cleanroom facility that offers 24/7 semiconductor processing capabilities on production-level equipment supported by a professional staff. With established technologies for a large range of applications in nanotechnology, the LNF is ideal for rapid feasibility assessment of ideas and pilot/low-volume products. Whether you want to assess new process adjustments for your product without compromising your current process or simply want to explore new project directions, the LNF provides the prefect environment for such exploratory work. The LNF is also part of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN), an integrated network of user facilities, supported by the National Science Foundation, serving the needs of nanoscale science, engineering and technology researchers across the country. Khaled Mnaymneh                                             



Medical Innovation Center The Design and Prototype Lab is a fee-for-service facility that is equipped with some of the most advanced prototyping equipment in the State of Michigan.    Medical device clients of the MIC Design and Prototype Lab benefit from integrated industrial design and conceptual engineering support intended to optimize function and usability of future products. The MIC Lab is positioned to design and fabricate medical devices, tools, and prototypes. In coordination with the MIC team, lab personnel assist inventors during the product development process, optimizing the function of products and systems. Marijana Teofilovic                                         



Medical School Information Services (MSIS) Medical School Information Services (MSIS) supports every phase of research.  We deliver centralized systems on expertise discovery, proposal management, reporting, administration, and administrative workflow.  Researchers also can get help with advanced computing, infrastructure, web development, publications, instructional design and more.  No matter what your information needs, we’re here to help. Susan Topol                                      



Mental Health Research Line The Department of Psychiatry's Mental Health Research Line connects callers with research and clinical opportunities. Karla Metzger                                           



MCOHR The mission of the Center for Oral Health Research is to serve the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, the profession, and the public in the translation of basic knowledge into new evidence-based clinical therapies to improve oral, dental and craniofacial health Jan Riggs                                             



Metabolomics Core The Metabolomics Core has recently become one of the Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF) and measures concentrations of small molecules in biological samples on a recharge basis. We strive to provide GLP-quality analytical services at competitive prices, and regularly customize assays to fit our clients' needs. Services include initial consultation, method development, data collection, interpretation, and presentation. Core competencies include both targeted assays for many analyte classes as well as untargeted assays to evaluate the entire metabolome in biofluids and tissues, measurement of flux through various pathways using 13C-isotopomer analyses, and structural identification of isolated unknowns and potential biomarkers. Stephen Brown                                             



Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center (MADC) The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center aims to conduct and support research on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders; promote state-of-the-art care and wellness for individuals and families affected by memory loss; and increase dementia awareness through collaborative education and outreach efforts. Cassie Starback                                            




Michigan Metabolomics and Obesity Center The goal of the Michigan Metabolomics and Obesity Center/Nutrition Obesity Research Center is to support infrastructure to encourage and enable researchers from preclinical, clinical and translational and population-based disciplines to integrate the newest tools in molecular and cellular biology, neurobehavior and computational biology into their studies related to metabolic health. Grace Wu                                            




MICHR Your extended research team - MICHR is here to enable & enhance clinical & translational research by educating, funding, connecting, & supporting U-M researchers. Jamie Racklyeft                                            




Michigan Society for Medical Research The Michigan Society for Medical Research is a nonprofit science educational organization to promote understanding of biomedical research and testing, including the appropriate use of animals. Ruthann Thorne                                       



Microscopy & Image Analysis Laboratory The Microscopy and Image Analysis Laboratory (MIL), one of the Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF), is a centralized facility of more than 3,000 square feet housing major equipment, used on a shared basis by investigators focusing mainly on studies of cell and tissue morphology and ultrastructure. It offers state-of-the-art equipment for microscopic imaging, including fluorescence microscopy, as well as scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Chris Edwards                                            




National Poll on Children's Health The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health measures the public’s opinions, perceptions, and priorities regarding today’s most important child health issues and trends. Findings reflect the attitudes and perspectives of people across the country and inform new policy initiatives and research on important concerns facing kids today. Dianne Singer                                            




Nephrology-CRIC Study The CRIC Study is an ongoing national  research study designed to help us learn  about the causes of kidney disease and its effect on the heart. With 13 sites throughout the United States  participating, the CRIC Study gathering  important information to expand the  knowledge about kidney disease and its  causes and outcomes.  What Is Chronic Kidney Disease -  Chronic Renal Insufficiency (CRI)?  Kidneys are internal organs that filter waste products and toxins from our blood, which are created by the breakdown of the foods we eat.  Chronic Kidney Disease keeps the body from eliminating all of its waste.  Did you know? Ten million Americans have signs of kidney disease. Often these signs go unrecognized.  Kidney disease is silent. Many people with kidney disease do not recognize the signs or know they have a problem.  Persons with diabetes or high blood  pressure, have a greater chance of having kidney problems.  People with chronic kidney disease have a high risk of heart attack and stroke. We still have a lot to learn about kidney disease.  You may be eligible to join CRIC  if you...  …are 45 to 79 years old  …never had dialysis or a kidney transplant.  …your doctor finds signs of early  kidney disease. How might this study benefit you? We will collect information about your health for the next several years. We will perform certain routine medical tests as part of the study (at no cost to you). You and your doctor will receive the results of these tests. You will be part of a study that may help all people with kidney problems. Marie Ringbloom                                        



Patient & Family Centered Care Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC) concepts and philosophies should be embedded in our clinical care delivery, and in our clinical research.  The University of Michigan is making great strides in integrating the patient voice into our governance, policies, provider-patient interactions, quality/safety and clinical and health services research.  The goal of PFCC program is to develop, implement and sustain a culture of true collaboration and partnership among patients, families, staff and faculty throughout UMHS.  We achieve this by recruiting, training and managing patients and families as partners.     Let us help you develop the best way to engage patients and families voices in your research! Allison Novara                                         



Physiology Phenotyping Core The Physiology Phenotyping Core in partnership with the CVC Animal Phenotyping Core provides small animal phenotyping services including ultrasound imaging, microsurgical models, telemetry and non-invasive phenotyping. Daniel Michelle                                        



PIBS Graduate Student Organizations Biomedical Graduate Student Council (GSC), the Association for Multicultural Scientists (AMS), and the Differently Abled Students Association (DASA).  Joshua Daniels                                   



Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis Core The Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis Core, one of the Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF), provides services in peptide synthesis, N-terminal sequencing, mass spec and proteomics. Henriette Remmer                                            




Regulatory Affairs Floundering or frustrated over fishy issues?  Come fish for answers to issues you might face:  Conflict of Interest, Outside Interest Disclosure, www.ClinicalTrials.gov registration, research misconduct, Federal inspections.  What other sharks may be in your pond?  We can help you stay safe in regulatory waters. Amy Spicer                                              



Research Pharmacy The goal of the Research Pharmacy (RP) at the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) is to ensure that investigational drug studies and other drug related research at the Hospitals and Clinics are conducted in a safe and efficient manner. Kim Redic                                          



SMART Center The goal of the SMART Center is to develop a university-wide initiative in the emerging area of single molecule technology, including single molecule spectroscopy (SMS) and imaging (SMI), laser tweezers (LT), and atomic force microscopy (AFM), to bring basic scientists, engineers, and clinical researchers together to apply this technology to the most relevant questions in medicine and nanotechnology. Damon Hoff                                    



Taubman Health Sciences Library The Taubman Health Sciences Library provides support for teaching and research for basic science and clinical practice. Merle Rosenzweig                                            




Transgenic Animal Model Core The Transgenic Animal Model Core Facility, one of the Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF), generates genetically modified mice and rats and collaborates with researchers to understand human disease. The Core has produced transgenic mouse and rat models of cancer, diabetes, and kidney disease (glomerulosclerosis). The Transgenic Core guarantees the delivery of genetically modified rodents for research. Thom Saunders                                            




UMHS Public Relations Want to share news about your team's discoveries? Need communications tools like logos and templates? The Public Relations & Marketing Communications team is here to help. Kara Gavin                                             



UMMS Office of Research The UMMS Office of Research organizes Researchpalooza as a complimentary service to the research community. It's just one of many examples of how we constantly strive to enhance the research enterprise, including maintaining an investigator-focused infrastructure, facilitating and diversifying investigators' avenues for funding, and streamlining research processes. Jessica Durkin                                            




Unit for Lab Animal Medicine The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) has recently become a part of the UMMS Office of Research. Our sConfiguretaff and faculty furnish the biomedical research community with a variety of services including laboratory animal procurement and care; veterinary care; personnel training; and specialized research support cores and activities. ULAM also has academic teaching and research programs. Our faculty provide postdoctoral residency training for veterinarians seeking specialization in laboratory animal medicine and we offer externships and summer fellowships for veterinary students exploring careers in laboratory animal medicine and biomedical research. Our faculty conduct basic research, primarily in host-pathogen interactions, and clinical research on the biology and diseases of laboratory animals. Members of our faculty with expertise in veterinary pathology offer collaborative research support. Lana Tyrrell                                            




University Committee on Use and Care of Animals UCUCA guides, monitors and educates UM animal researchers. This year's Researchpalooza will focus on the upcoming AAALAC 2014 site visit for the entire Animal Care and Use Program and spaces. Come join us for a chance to test your research knowledge and win prizes! Julie Laundree                                            




U-M Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program The University of Michigan Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program provides individualized, compassionate, evidence-based care for patients age 8-24 with eating disorders. We recognize that eating disorders are complicated illnesses caused by genetic, psychological and psychosocial factors, and that neither our patients nor their families are responsible for having developed an eating disorder. Our program was designed to honor the importance of families in the recovery process, and is built on the principles of family-based treatment, also known as the Maudsley Approach, adapted for both partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment settings. We provide a safe and therapeutic environment where nutritional restoration and behavior change can occur. Our focus is to help patients, families, and others recognize their own strengths and empower them to take control of symptoms. Erica Feldpausch                                        



University of Michigan 3D Lab As an interdisciplinary service facility of the Library, the UM3D Lab provides the entire University of Michigan community access to high-end technologies and professional expertise in the general areas of 3D simulation, digital fabrication, education, visualization, motion capture, modeling, animation, and application development. The UM3D Lab strives to capture and encourage the creative spirit by providing the tools, expertise, and collaborative opportunities needed to support cutting edge research, academic initiatives, and innovative uses of technology in an open and inviting environment.As an interdisciplinary service facility of the Library, the UM3D Lab provides the entire University of Michigan community access to high-end technologies and professional expertise in the general areas of 3D simulation, digital fabrication, education, visualization, motion capture, modeling, animation, and application development. The UM3D Lab strives to capture and encourage the creative spirit by providing the tools, expertise, and collaborative opportunities needed to support cutting edge research, academic initiatives, and innovative uses of technology in an open and inviting environment. Eric Maslowski                                             



University of Michigan Injury Center The University of Michigan Injury Center conducts extensive research on injury prevention, supports education and training in the field, and reaches out to share evidence-based findings. Tina Creguer                                             



U-M Translational Research & Commercialization for Life Sciences (U-M MTRAC) Part of the Medical School’s Strategic Research Initiative, U-M MTRAC provides translational research funding and resources to identify, nurture and “fast forward” projects with a high potential of commercial success. Brad Martin                                          



U-M Technology Transfer U-M Tech Transfer, the University unit responsible for transferring research discoveries to business and venture partners, launches an average of 10 start-ups, and signs over 100 agreements with businesses annually. These activities have led to the launch of over 100 new start-up companies since 2000, including HealthMedia, Compendia Biosciences and Arbor Networks, and the adoption of several world-changing technologies, such as the FluMist® inhalable flu vaccine and the IntraLase® LASIK eye surgery system. Mark Maynard                                   



University of Michigan Postdoctoral Association The University of Michigan Postdoctoral Association is a peer-run organization that seeks to enhance the postdoctoral experience at the University of Michigan and promote the continued success of postdoctoral fellows in the research community. We accomplish our mission by working together in close collaboration with the Office for Postdoctoral Studies. Joshua Scheys                                         



Vector Core The Vector Core, one of the Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF), produces biological products (gene transfer vectors) that facilitate the transfer of specific genes into either normal or aberrant cells. The Vector Core also provides intellectual and technical advice to researchers regarding the optimal use of these systems. Tom Lanigan