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  Division of Cardiology

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Cores


HVI Clinical Biostatistics Core

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute’s Clinical Biostatistics Core (HVI-CBC) supports cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery researchers by providing high-quality data collection, analysis, and interpretation.

CONTACT:   Andrew Althouse, PhD |  HVIBiostatisticians@upmc.edu  | 412-802-6811  |  Website



Large Animal Imaging Core

CONTACT:   Catalin Toma, MD |  tomac@upmc.edu  | 412-647-0211



Translational Research Core Lab

The Translational Research Core Lab is responsible for sample processing/banking and peripheral biomarker analysis.

CONTACT:   Yingze Zhang, PhD  |  zhangy@upmc.edu  |  412-624-7225



Tissue Biobanks

Blood, urine
CONTACT:   Yingze Zhang, PhD  |  zhangy@upmc.edu  |  412-624-7225


Human Cardiac Tissue
CONTACT:   Charles McTiernan, PhD  | mctiernanc@upmc.edu |  412-648-3016



Animal Phenotyping Facility

The Animal Phenotyping Facility offers the service of phenotype characterization of mice both in the public domain and unique non-commercial strains.

CONTACTS:

Jeff Isenberg, MD, MPH | jsi5@pitt.edu | 412-383-5854  |  Website
Chris O'Donnell, PhD | odonnellcp@upmc.edu | 412-648-9379


Cell Processing Core

The Cell Processing Core was developed by Dr. Elena Goncharova to provide the VMI community with human-based in vitro gold standard models for basic and translational research in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

CONTACT:   Elena Goncharova, PhD | eag59@pitt.edu | 412-648-8474  |  Website



Hypoxia Core

CONTACT:   Elena Goncharova, PhD | eag59@pitt.edu | 412-648-8474



Small Animal Hemodynamic Core

The Small Animal Hemodynamic Core specializes in acquisition and analysis of hemodynamic data obtained during survival and terminal studies of rat and murine models. Our team consists of surgeons, bioengineers, and technicians who have extensive experience with the design, implementation, analysis, and reporting of such studies.

CONTACT:   Ana Mora, MD | anamora@pitt.edu | 412-624-2291  |  Website



Small Animal Telemetry Core

CONTACT:   Adam Straub, PhD | astraub@pitt.edu | 412-648-9921



Myography Core

CONTACT:   Adam Straub, PhD | astraub@pitt.edu | 412-648-9921