Research Services

The goal of the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Service Center is to provide research services and resources to investigators performing translational research across the UF campus. The CTSI Service Center works closely with investigators, the UF Institutional Review Boards, the UF College of Medicine Research Administration and Compliance office and numerous service providers across the CTSI and the university.

The CTSI Service Center provides a range of services to research teams, including biostatistical, regulatory and participant recruitment support, IT and data support through our CTS-IT and Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) teams, and facilities to conduct research through the UF Clinical Research Center.

Our Research Project Navigators advise research teams on available resources and help them navigate research-related processes. The CTSI Service Center also links investigators to other CTSI resources and core facilities, such as the CTSI Biorepository, UF Health Integrated Data Repository, CTSI Human Imaging Core, Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics and Genotyping Core.

Primary Contacts

Teresa d’Angelo, R.N., B.S.N., CCRC, CTSI Director of Research Services
(352) 294-5881, teresadangelo@ufl.edu

Bob Kolb, R.N., B.S., CCRC, Research Project Navigator
(352) 273-8882, kolbhr@ufl.edu

CTSI Service Center Contacts

Initial consultations for all services are offered at no cost. If a study requires special or extended involvement of staff, cost may be assessed. We will discuss all available options at the first consultation.

Service

Description

Contact(s)

Biobehavioral Core Broad expertise in the application of human-validated assessment measures of behavioral concomitants of disease or therapeutic interventions. Sara Jo Nixon, Ph.D.
sjnixon@ufl.edu
Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Assistance with development of research design, determining appropriate sample size and performing statistical analysis. Jon Shuster, Ph.D.
shusterj@ufl.edu
Center for Cellular Reprogramming Services and training for induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC) derivation and related reprogramming technologies Katherine Santostefano
hankows@pathology.ufl.edu
Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies Clinician training through simulation in processes, drugs and devices in order to promote patient safety. Samsun Lampotang, Ph.D.
slampotang@anest.ufl.edu
Citizen Scientist Program Assistance with engaging citizen scientists in research projects Deborah Morrison
dgmorrison@ufl.edu
Clinical and Translational Science-IT Design and development of custom applications for research. Chris Barnes
cpb@ufl.edu
Clinical Research Center Facilities for outpatient and inpatient research including nursing, dietary and lab support. Glenna Paguio, M.S.N., R.N., CCRC
paguig@shands.ufl.edu
CTSI Biorepository Secure storage for bio samples.   CAP certified, availability of monitored freezers. Amer S. Abouhamze
amer@ufl.edu
CTSI Human Imaging Core Structural and functional MRI services for human-subject research. Song Lai, Ph.D.
songlai@ufl.edu
CTSI Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics Metabolomics services for clinical and basic science studies, including mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance and bioinformatics. Tim Janicki
janicki@ufl.edu
Genotyping Core Consultation on designing and performing genetics and pharmacogenetics studies. Targeted determination of genotypes on genomic DNA from biological samples. Taimour Langaee, Ph.D.
langaee@cop.ufl.edu
Ben Burkley
burkley@cop.ufl.edu
HealthStreet Assistance with recruitment. Vicki Piazza
vpiazza@ufl.edu
IDE, IND Submission Assistance Guidance on IND, IDE application requirements, reporting to the FDA, content related issues. Wajeeh Bajwa, Ph.D.
bajwa@ufl.edu
Integrated Data Repository Access to data in electronic medical record for research purposes. Ability to query system for cohort identification, recruiting. Julie Fesenmaier
juliefes@ufl.edu
IRB, RAC and ClinicalTrials.gov Support Services Assistance with RAC forms, IRB submissions and Clinicaltrials.gov registration and compliance. Tiffany Pineda
tiffany.danielle@ufl.edu
OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium Infrastructure, services and partners for implementing grant-funded research in real-world settings throughout the state onefloridaoperations@health.ufl.edu
Quality Assurance Consultation, auditing, SOP development, batch releases and training to ensure GCP, GLP and GMP. Corinne Holman
c.holman@ufl.edu
Recruitment Consults Assistance with developing recruitment strategies, creating recruitment materials and evaluating recruitment methods. Teresa d’Angelo, R.N., B.S.N., CCRC
teresadangelo@ufl.edu
REDCap Secure, web-based application for capturing traditional case report form data for research studies. REDCap Support Services Team
CTSI-REDCAP-SUPPORT-
L@lists.ufl.edu
Regulatory Assistance Guidance with consenting issues, informed consent forms and responding to IRB reviewer comments. H. Robert Kolb, R.N., B.S., CCRC
kolbhr@ufl.edu
Research Subject Advocate, Ethics Consultation Resource for study participants as well as investigators and study staff in the responsible conduct of clinical trials. Assistance with establishment, activity of Data Safety Monitoring Boards (DSMB). H. Robert Kolb, R.N., B.S., CCRC
kolbhr@ufl.edu