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Research Medical

Supports all surgical procedures and post-operative care; provides medical oversight during epidural stimulation and activity-based interventions; supports research medical procedures; management and processing of blood, urine and tissues sample for human and porcine; IRB and FDA regulatory.

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Clinical Analytics, Experimental Design and Outcomes Research

Our Clinical Analytics, Experimental Design and Outcomes Research Core analyzes experimental results generated within our studies in the context of relevant data from external sources in order to deepen our understanding of our own data and assist in designing better experiments based on real-world evidence.

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Database and Information Management

Informatics and Database Core supports other cores with various aspects of data management including process analysis, data systems design and implementation, data integration and review, general reporting and analysis.

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The Regulatory Core works closely with the University Human Subjects Protection Program Office (HSPPO) and ensures that all governmental, hospital, and university regulations and guidelines are followed for research and patient care.

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VOP-Administrative- core


The Administrative Support Core is responsible for oversight of all projects and programs conducted by the Translational Research Group. Administrative decisions are made by Faculty Leadership led by the Program Director. This Core meets regularly and provides monthly financial updates to all Signature Project Principal Investigators and Core Directors.

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Susan Harkema, PhD







Claudia Angeli, PhD


Andrea Behrman, PhD








Enrico Rejc, PhD

Maxwell Boakye, MD







Alex Ovechkin, MD, PhD







Dena Howland, PhD







Mary Ellen Buning, PhD







Darryl Kaelin, MD







Daniela Terson De Paleville, PhD







Charles H. Hubscher, PhD

Teresa Pitts, PhD