CORES Equipment Database

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Name / Description Location Contacts Recharge Accessible to Non-Purdue Users
A.H. Ismail Center - lower level of Lambert

The fitness center has 25 aerobic exercise machines, 23 selectorize machines, cable station, dumbbells, and balance equipment for researchers to train and test subjects. Also available: Fitness Assessment Lab and Consultation Room. Trained and certified Ismail Center staff can assist researchers.

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Lambert Gymnasium - lower level Lane M. Yahiro X X
Center for Nursing Education and Simulation

The simulation lab has seven high-fidelity patient simulators, including a newborn, 6 month old baby, 7 year old child, a birthing mother, and three adult models. These computerized, interactive manikins can be programmed to provide realistic patient responses to care. They breathe, vocalize, having changing vital signs and pulses, and have realistic heart, lung, and bowel sounds.

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Johnson Hall of Nursing, Room 108 Pam Aaltonen Susan Fisher X
Clinical Research Center (CRC)

The Indiana CTSI Clinical Research Center (CRC) provides space, equipment, and support to conduct academic and industry sponsored clinical research studies for both inpatient and outpatient visits. The center maintains facilities at both Indiana and Purdue Universities and is available for use by researchers from both institutions. Medically trained staff provides services and support in phlebotomy, intravenous catheter placement, serial blood draws, infusions/injections, protocol development, and reference lab tests. The bionutrition staff supports CRC investigators’ research by providing dietary expertise and nutrition research services including: budget consultation, diet development, meal preparation and service, nutritional counseling, dietary recalls and diaries, nutritional analysis, dietary homogenates, and facilities to support clinical research.

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Stone Hall, Lyles-Porter Hall Heather Leidy X X
Available to Indiana University researchers
Mineral Analysis Laboratory

Mineral analysis by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectroscopy -- must dissolve in acid solution;.can measure multiple elements in a single run. Mineral analysis by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy -- must be able to dissolve product in acid solution; single elements only.

Stone Hall, Room G22 Berdine Martin PhD X X
Purdue Bone & Body Composition Core

The Bone and Body Composition Core provides services and methods for determining bone density, bone geometry, and body composition in humans and animals. The following equipment and services are available to Purdue researchers along with Indiana CTSI members: (1) A GE/Lunar iDXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) (for humans). Provides scans of the whole body, lumbar spine, femur neck, and forearm. Gives BMC, aBMD, comparative scores, and grams of fat, lean and bone tissues (2) A Stratek XCT 2000, peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) (for Humans). Gives total bone area and volumetric density; cort bone thickness, area, volumetric density and MOI measurements; cortical and subcortical bone area and volumetric density; trab bone area and volume density, and more. (3) A GE/Lunar Prodigy DXA (for animals). Provides whole body scans for small and medium sized animals, and specific bone scans for larger animals. (4) The Scanco MicroCT u40. Provides 3D imaging as well as quantitative measurements. Gives total bone area and volumetric density; cort bone thickness, area, vol.? density and MOI measurements; cort and subcortical area and vol. density; trab bone area and vol. density; periosteal and endosteal circumference; polar SSI; (5) an ECHO MRI for precise body composition measurements of fat, lean, free water, and total water masses in live animals. As well as access to an OxyMax calorimeter.? This system is an open-circuit indirect calorimeter that is able to derive heat of metabolism by assessing the exchange of oxygen for carbon dioxide that occurs during the metabolic process. (6) Histology Services are located at IUPUI, Indianapolis. Dr. Burr and staff from the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine provide histological services for basic science (non-clinical) research. Both mineralized (plastic embedded) and soft tissue (paraffin embedded) specimens can be prepared.

Stone Hall, Room 149 Connie Weaver, Ph.D. Pam Lachcik X X
if Indiana CTSI members