Research Services

Clinical and Translational Research Building

Clinical and Translational Research Building
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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.

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.

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.

Please see the table below for a list of CTSI services and contacts.

Primary Contacts

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

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

CTSI Service Center Contacts




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.
Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Assistance with development of research design, determining appropriate sample size and performing statistical analysis. Matthew Robinson
Center for Cellular Reprogramming Services and training for induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC) derivation and related reprogramming technologies Katherine Santostefano
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.
Citizen Scientist Program Assistance with engaging citizen scientists in research projects Janet Brishke
Clinical and Translational Science-IT Design and development of custom applications for research. Chris Barnes
Clinical Research Center Facilities for outpatient and inpatient research including nursing, dietary and lab support. Glenna Paguio, M.S.N., R.N., CCRC
CTSI Biorepository Secure storage for biosamples. CAP certified, availability of monitored freezers. Amer S. Abouhamze
CTSI Human Imaging Core Structural and functional MRI services for human-subject research. Song Lai, Ph.D.
CTSI Recruitment Center Assistance with developing recruitment strategies, creating recruitment materials and evaluating recruitment methods. Lauren Light
CTSI Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics Metabolomics services for clinical and basic science studies, including mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance and bioinformatics. Kaitlin Brennan
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.
Ben Burkley
HealthStreet Assistance with recruitment of underrepresented populations. Vicki Piazza
IDE, IND Submission Assistance Guidance on IND, IDE application requirements, reporting to the FDA, content related issues. Teresa d’Angelo
Integrated Data Repository Access to electronic health record and other data for research purposes. Ability to query system for cohort identification, recruiting. Paul Nickerson

IRB, RAC and Support Services Assistance with RAC forms, IRB submissions and registration and compliance. Tiffany Pineda
OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium Infrastructure, services and partners for implementing grant-funded research in real-world settings throughout the state
Quality Assurance Consultation, auditing, SOP development, batch releases and training to ensure GCP, GLP and GMP. Corinne Holman
REDCap Secure, web-based application for capturing traditional case report form data for research studies. REDCap Support Services Team
Regulatory Assistance Guidance with consenting issues, informed consent forms and responding to IRB reviewer comments. H. Robert Kolb, R.N., B.S., CCRC
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