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Core Lab Activities


Two unique laboratories/units are partially funded to make their facilities available to BIRWCH Scholars


Clinical Physiology Laboratory (Wendy Kohrt, Ph.D., Director)

This facility provides a resource where scholars and other interested individuals can learn to perform tests and procedures important to clinical research in cardiovascular disease and obesity including exercise testing, exercise training, echocardiography, endothelial function, measurement of body composition, arterial stiffness, plethysmography and gait assessment among others.


The Biostatistics/Research Design Core

This Core provides expertise in clinical trial methodology, novel recruitment strategies, statistical analysis methodologies, including ethical issues and study designs. All of the BIRCWH Scholars have worked with a biostatistician to help with their studies designs and analyses plans.