The IHSFC provides seamless access to expertise and capabilities for translational research of basic sciences into clinical and population-based studies. The goal of the IHSFC is to facilitate “reverse translation” of findings from human-population based and clinical studies into new hypothesis-driven laboratory research.
The goal of the IHSFC, directed by Drs. Elaine Symanski and Philip Lupo, is to provide access to expertise and capabilities to foster translational studies (basic sciences into clinical and population studies) and “reverse translation,” back to the community.
Population and Clinical Sciences
Guidance on designing and conducting population- and clinic-based investigations of the impact of environmental exposures on human health
Drs. Philip Lupo and Michael Scheurer
- Access to BCM biorepositories
- Prospective biospecimen collection, processing and sample storage
- Study design assistance for Epidemiological and Clinical studies
Exposure Assessment (Including Geographic Information System)
Guidance on modeling and measurement approaches for environmental health assessments
Navigators: Drs. Inkyu Han, Abiodun Oluyomi, Lawrence Sowers, and Elaine Symanski
- Environmental, residential, and/or personal exposure assessment strategies to chemical and physical (e.g., noise, light or temperature) agents
- Measurements of toxicants or their metabolites in environmental, or biological samples
- Modeling strategies for environmental health assessment
- Geospatial analyses and mapping
- Analysis of Peptides and Small Molecules; Development of Biomarkers of Exposure
Guidance on Community-engaged approaches in their studies that involve developing critical partnerships with stakeholders to heighten relevance and impact of research activities
Navigator: Dr. Elaine Symanski
- Approaches for community-engaged research
- Bridges to potential community partners
- Translating and disseminating scientific findings for lay audiences
- Reporting back to study participants
GC-CPEH Full members and Pilot Project awardees utilizing the IHSFC Resources are eligible for the Center subsidies to underwrite their costs up to 25 to 50%.
Please complete the Facility Core Service Request Form to begin your request.