The Center for Molecular Epidemiology is an Institutional Development Award (IDeA), funded by the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences, that is transforming the research capacity at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine by stimulating high impact research, and translating cutting-edge approaches to enhance human health discoveries. The five-year Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grants support thematic, multidisciplinary centers that augment and strengthen institutional biomedical research capacity.
The Biorepository Core serves as a resource to process, track, store, retrieve and prepare biological samples for the research projects within the Center for Molecular Epidemiology.
Critical to successful molecular epidemiologic research are high quality, accessible human biological samples. Automated specimen processing and freezer storage systems are being developed to provide specialized expertise to the proposed projects for the five-year COBRE award, and ultimately produce a sustainable institutional and regional resource Core for Molecular Epidemiology.