Translational Nexus Core
Mission Statement/Core Objective
The IDDRC Translational Neuroscience Nexus ('Nexus') is a patient registry, clinical database, and biological sample bank focused on developmental disorders. Its major goals are to advance research (i) by linking human cognitive, behavioral, neurological, and other clinical phenotypes to biological samples, especially DNA and (ii) by facilitating access to appropriate patient cohorts for research purposes.The Nexus is unique in that it emphasizes the inclusion of quantitative cognitive and behavioral data.
Clinical Data Registry. Participants enrolled in the Nexus give permission for their clinical data to be collected. This includes data from electronic medical records as well as rigorous psychological data, including autism evaluations and developmental assessments .
Nexus Biobank. Biological samples from each participant are stored in the secure AMC Biorepository Core Facility. Samples include serum, heparinized plasma, DNA, or immortalized lymphoblast cell lines. Other minimally invasive samples can be collected for a specific study under the Nexus protocol.
VIDEO: Translational Nexus Core
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Cordelia Robinson, PhD, RN
Eric Moody, PhD (Informatics)
Gary Bellus, MD (Medical)
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Phone: 303-724-3839 • Fax: 303-724-3838
Mailing Address: Mail Stop 8313, 12800 E. 19th Avenue • Aurora, CO 80045