Research Services

research services

The CTSI Service Center provides a range of services and resources to investigators performing translational research across campus.

The CTSI Service Center’s programs, resources and core facilities can assist you in:


Not sure where to start? Research navigators can help direct your team to the right resources. Please see the table below for a list of CTSI services and 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.

Please contact any of the CTSI services listed below as early in the process as possible, even before you have submitted a grant proposal.

Primary Contacts

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Holly Morris, RN, MSN, CCRC, CHRC

CTSI Director of Research Services 352.294.5881

Bob Kolb, RN, MS, CCRC

CTSI Research Project Navigator 352.273.8882


Design a Study

Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design

Design a study, determine appropriate sample size and perform statistical analysis.


Wei Xue, PhD 352.294.5919

Citizen Scientist Program

Assistance with engaging citizen scientists in research projects.


Katherine Blackburn 352.294.5989


LibGuides for Clinical Research

Tabs for resources, training, IRB, safety and ethics, standards and templates and professional associations.


Terry Selfe, PhD 352.273.8420


Data Management and Software

Clinical and Translational Science Informatics and Technology

Research Data Management, Algorithms, Research Software Design, Implementation and Support


Chris Barnes 352.273.8876


Capture data with this secure, web-based application.




IND, IDE Assistance

Receive guidance on IND, IDE application and reporting requirements.


Sheila Austin, MS, CIP 352.273.8702

Quality Assurance

Consultation, auditing, SOP development, batch releases and training to ensure GCP, GLP and GMP.


Corinne Holman 352.273.5133


Regulatory Assistance

Receive guidance on regulatory submissions, informed consent, IRB submissions and registration and compliance.


Tiffany Pineda 352.273.5132

Research Participant Advocate, Ethics Consultation

Consult an expert on clinical trials and Data Safety Monitoring Boards.


H. Robert Kolb, RN, MS, CCRC 352.273.8882


Recruit Participants

Recruitment Center

Assistance with developing recruitment strategies, creating recruitment materials and evaluating recruitment methods.


Deaven Hough


Recruit participants from the community, including underrepresented populations.


Beatrice Dorestil 352.273.5468


Integrated Data Repository

Access clinical data for cohort identification and recruiting, and to answer research questions.


Alex Quinones

OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium

Implement grant-funded research in real-world settings throughout the state.


TaJuana Chisholm 352.294.5978


Trial Innovation Network

Addresses critical roadblocks in clinical research and accelerate the translation of novel interventions into life-saving therapies.


Holly Morris, MSN, RN, CCRC, CHRC 352.294.5881


Conduct Research

Clinical Research Center

Facilities for outpatient and inpatient research including nursing, dietary and lab support.


Janet King 352.294.5882

Clinical Research Support Services

Clinical research study monitoring services.


Socorro “Tet” Pata 352.273.5516


Biobehavioral Core

Consult with experts on applying human-validated assessment measures of behavioral concomitants of disease or therapeutic interventions.


Sara Jo Nixon, PhD 352.294.4920


Store biological samples securely in a CAP-certified facility.


Amer S. Abouhamze 352.273.9498


Human Imaging Core

Use structural and functional MRI services for human subject research.


Song Lai, PhD 352.294.5597


Translational Technologies

Center for Cellular Reprogramming

Receive training and services for induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC) derivation and related reprogramming technologies.


Katherine Santostefano 352.392.2690

Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies

Simulate processes to promote patient safety.


Samsun Lampotang, PhD 352.294.8148


Genotyping Core

Design and perform genetics and pharmacogenetics studies with expert consultation.


Taimour Langaee, PhD 352.273.6357

Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics

Use metabolomics services, including mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance and bioinformatics.


Alisha Mitchell-Roberts 352.627.9177


Translational Drug Development Core

Receive assistance in moving your compound from the lab toward clinical trials.


Christopher R. McCurdy, PhD, FAAPS