Exhibitor List 2012
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Lab/Office Description Contact Phone
BioChem Posters The Department of Biological Chemistry offers its poster printing service to the entire Medical School community. Full color posters produced on our 42-inch ink-jet printer are printed on dull or shinny paper, and available within 24 hours. Our service is substantially cheaper than off-campus companies.

Wesley Tanner 936-1142
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 615-1643
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 764-5271
Biomedical Research Core Facilities The Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF) is a collection of centralized labs and services offering state-of-the-art instruments and resources to faculty and staff.

Nicole Bonomini 763-2792
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 936-2870
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 615-5060
Business Engagement Center The U-M Business Engagement Center (BEC) connects U-M schools, colleges and units with companies ranging from start-ups to multinational corporations for research projects, new technologies, jobs for U-M students and alumni, continuing education programs, and funding opportunities. The BEC maintains relationships with more than 1,000 companies, and is contacted by nearly 200 new companies each year..

Elizabeth Sickler 615-8394
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital 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 from the National Poll on Children's Health reflect the attitudes and perspectives of people from across the country from all types of communities and groups. These findings inform new policy initiatives and research on important concerns facing kids today.

Diane Singer 996-2453
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 Greene 998-6880
Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office The CTO Data Management (DM) Teams provide all aspects of data management and research support services beginning with pre-trial review and planning through study close-out. The data management teams work closely with the investigators and study teams on individual projects to understand their support requirements and ensure those requirements are delivered according to GCP's and the relevant CTO Standard Practice Guidelines.

Theresa Royce Westcott 232-0746
Cardiovascular Center Clinical Research Group 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 232-2702
Center for Chemical Genomics The Center for Chemical Genomics (CCG) assists researchers in carrying out high-throughput screens of chemical and siRNA libraries to identify new tools for biological research. The CCG also provides access to MSCreen, an open-source, high-throughput (HTS) data storage and analysis system.

Vashni Santee 615-9317
Center for Live-Cell Imaging The Center for Live-Cell Imaging: quantifying biology one image at a time.

Sam Straight 647-8251
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 Welton 615-3009
Center for Structural Biology The Center for Structural Biology (CSB) is a comprehensive structural biology resource for researchers at U-M. It includes the High-Throughput Protein lab for protein engineering; Protein Purification Facilities for small- and large-scale protein production; Macromolecular Crystallization & Crystallography Laboratories for solving crystal structures of biological molecules and X-Ray facilities with access to high energy synchotron radiation.

Vashni Santee 615-9317
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 764-8531
Faculty Development Faculty Development supports faculty skill acquisition in teaching, research and navigating the complex organizational structure at UMMS. We work with faculty to maintain high levels of faculty satisfaction with their professional experience at UMMS.

Sonya Jacobs 615-7557
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 647-3216
Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science Program 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.

Kerri Briesmiester 232-5121
Grant Review & Analysis Office 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 763-4272
Hybridoma Core The UM Hybridoma Core generates somatic-cell hybrids (hybridomas) that produce monoclonal antibodies of desired specificity. Since its establishment in 1980, the Hybridoma Core has developed monoclonal antibodies against a wide variety of lymphocyte surface antigens, tumor cell antigens, purified proteins, hormones, hormone receptors and recombinant proteins. Our goal is to continue to offer state-of-the-art monoclonal antibody technologies and services to biomedical research investigators at the University of Michigan as well as to off-campus parties.

Elizabeth Smith 763-9271
Institutional Review Board-Medical The Institutional Review Boards of the U-M Medical School (IRBMED), part of the Office of Research, promote the protection of human participants in research conducted at the Medical School and UMHHC. The IRBMED is composed of five distinct boards of approximately 90 members. The IRBMED protects the rights and welfare of participants in clinical trials and other human subjects research studies by careful review and monitoring of research in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and University policies.

Judy Birk 647-7615
ITS eResearch eResearch is the University of Michigan's site for electronic research administration, including e Research Regulatory Managment, eResearch Animal Management, and eResearch Proposal Management.

Camille Cooper 615-2895
Laboratory for Physical Activity & Exercise Intervention Research As a translational research laboratory, we primarily focus on physical activity and exercise intervention as a means to examine the public health burden of physical inactivity associated with chronic disease and disorders. We collaborate with researchers across campus to seamlessly integrate these components into their proposals (also available on contract).

Paul Gordon 232-1208
Lurie Nanofabrication Facility The Lurie Nanofabrication Facility (LNF) is available, on a fee basis, for use by research groups from government, industry and universities. Equipment and processes are available for research on silicon integrated circuits, MEMS, III-V compound devices, organic devices and nanoimprint technology. We also encourage researchers from non-traditional disciplines to make use of our processes, such as metal and dielectric coatings, vacuum processes, fabrication of micro and nano components and metrology tools.

David Yates 323-1432
Medical Innovation Center The Medical Innovation Center (MIC) helps translate your innovative clinical ideas into products or services that reach patients. We offer commercialization support and gap-funding through the Concept-to-Commercialization (C2C) program, plus design and prototyping services through a state-of-the-art facility. Not know how to create a commercial product? Contact us for assistance.
Marijana Teofilovic 998-6994
Medical School Information Services Medical School Information Services (MSIS) provides support for virtually every step of the discovery process, from grant application to results dissemination. MSIS provides tools for proposal management, reporting, and grant administration; resources and infrastructure for scientific collaboration; and training and instructional design expertise. We can assist with data management, scholarly publishing, and enhance your web presence.

Susan Topol 998-0218
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 232-0842
Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center The Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center (MADC) aims to a) conduct and promote research on Alzheimer's disease and related disorders; b) ensure state-of-the-art care for individuals experiencing memory loss or dementia; and c) enhance the public's and health professionals' understanding of dementia through education and outreach efforts.

Cassie Starback 936-8764
Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research The Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research (MCDTR) is a multidisciplinary unit of the University of Michigan funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/National Institutes of Health. Its goal is to facilitate innovative adaptations of evidence-based approaches to prevent and treat diabetes that can be disseminated and sustained in clinical practice and in settings outside the traditional academic research environment.

Linda Potter 764-6103
Michigan Center for Oral Health Research The Michigan Center for Oral Health Research is dedicated to service of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, the profession, and the public in the translation of basic knowledge into new clinical therapies in order to improve oral, dental and craniofacial health.

Hily'e Pittman 998-6721
Michigan Diabetes Research Center The Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC) supports and strengthens U-M interdepartmental activities in research, training and outreach in the field of diabetes, its complications, and related endocrine and metabolic disorders.

Linda Potter 764-6103
Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) has a team of professionals who are driven to serve you no matter where you are in your research study, from developing your idea to communicating your findings. Our mission is to enable and enhance clinical and translational research, and we live it each and every day.

Jamie Racklyeft 998-7474
Michigan Metabolomics & 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 647-2271
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 763-1170
North Campus Research Complex NCRC brings together researchers and partners from different disciplines and industries to foster a collaborative environment that encourages scientific discovery, innovation and creativity and helps catalyze the transformation of the regional economy.

Sreyashi Dey 615-0624
Pediatric Research Office The Pediatric Research Office provides infrastructure support for research activities with services that include grant proposal preparation and review; oversight, education and training of research staff; clinical research process quality initiatives; maintenance and renovation of research facilities; and recognition of the endeavors and successes of our Pediatric faculty and staff.

Ruth Lewis 232-9052
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 763-6285
Pharmacokinetics Core The Pharmacokinetic Lab provides studies to support drug discovery and development and clinical trials, including preclinical pharmacokinetic studies for drug discovery and development and clinical pharmacokinetic studies for clinical trials.

Mike Bly 576-1641
Physiology Phenotyping Core We provide phenotyping services for studies of genetically engineered mice rats. Our platforms include ultrasound imaging, telemetry, microsurgical models, cardiac catheters, exercise and neuromuscular platforms, and comprehensive first pass phenotype screening.

Daniel Michele 763-2559
Population Health OfficeUMHS is participating in the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model. An ACO is set up by a group of health care providers who believe that by working together, they will be able to provide better care for patients. UMHS is partnering with IHA Health Services Corporation, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based healthcare provider group, to provide better, more coordinated health care. Patients will benefit because the doctors will be working collaboratively to fulfill patients' healthcare needs.

Kathryn Schindledecker 242-1529
Public Relations & Marketing Communications Public Relations and Marketing Communications is responsible for internal and external communications support and strategy for the U-M Health System, including the Hospitals and Health Centers and the Medical School. We are committed to being the communications resource that will help achieve the strategic principles of the University of Michigan Health System. We support these principles through effective service and quality standards that create the highest level of customer and employee satisfaction.

Kara Gavin 764-2220
Regulatory Affairs The UMMS Office of Regulatory Affairs works to build and maintain a strong foundation of regulatory good-standing upon which the Medical School's missions can flourish. Our mission is to lead or facilitate the prevention or resolution of concerns, disputes, and compliance issues related to laws, regulations, institutional policies, accreditation/certification requirements, and other professionally accepted standards that impact the activities and reputation of the Medical School.

Amy Spicer 764-6730
Taubman Health Sciences Library The A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library (THSL) serves the academic health sciences schools, basic and clinical research, bioinformatics and clinical translational science, and the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS). THL partners with the Medical School, the School of Nursing, the School of Dentistry, the College of Pharmacy, the School of Public Health, and UMHS in meeting the information and research needs of students, faculty, researchers and clinical staff.

Merle Rosenzweig 615-8923
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 647-2910
U-M 3D Lab As an interdisciplinary service facility, 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 615-9699
U-M Office of Research & Sponsored Projects The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) assists research teams throughout the life cycle of externally funded projects. Proposals for external funding are processed through ORSP prior to being sent to the potential sponsor. We offer consultation, negotiation services, and training and information. Meet our Clinical Trials team at the Researchpalooza.

Suzanne Tainter 764-5500
U-M Postdoctoral Association The UM Postdoctoral Association (UMPDA) is a peer-run organization that seeks to enhance the postdoctoral experience at the university. We provide postdoctoral fellows with orientation, career development and networking opportunities, build partnerships with departments and schools across campus and advocate for postdoc-friendly university policies.

Linda Foit 615-1581
U-M Transportation Research Institute For nearly 50 years, the U-M Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) has been a leader in transportation research. Our multi-disciplinary approach to research, our faculty, staff and employees and our partnerships throughout the University make us a research partner of choice.

Francine Romine 763-4668
UMHS ICD-10 Project The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is driving the industry to move to the ICD-10 coding structure, which will provide more robust and specific data to help improve patient care and share our health care data with the rest of the world. The transition to ICD-10 will impact people, process and technology across UMHS Operations, Finance and Technology areas. Learn more about how we're preparing for the transition and visit the ICD-10 website as we provide updates and share information on upcoming programs and changes.

Amy Campbell 615-6385
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.

Jeff Grigg 615-1332
Unit for Lab Animal Medicine The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) has recently become a part of the UMMS Office of Research. Our staff 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 764-0277
University Committee on Use and Care of Animals The UCUCA Office staff and Committee members work hand-in-hand to ensure and promote humane and judicious use of animals in research, teaching, and testing through review of the Animal Use Application, inspections, training and guidance.

Julie Laundree 763-8028
Vahlteich Medicinal Chemistry Core The Vahlteich Medicinal Chemistry Core (VMCC) is an on-campus core facility for the design and synthesis of drug-like molecules and diagnostic probes used in biomedical investigations. To fulfill its mission, the core applies modern drug discovery paradigms and technologies to research initiatives being conducted at the University of Michigan and by external collaborators.

Scott Larsen 615- 0454
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 764-5201
We Search Together WeSearchTogether advances depression, bipolar disorder and mood research through encouraging volunteer participation and enhancing community-researcher relationships.

Andrew Cheng 232-0144