A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Access 130+ million publications and connect with 15+ million researchers. Center for Biomedical Ethics & Humanities Chytridiomycosis causes extensive skin lesions in amphibians resulting in debilitation and death. Flow Cytometry Facility: The location of the research labs is in close proximity to basic science departments, the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and other research groups within the School of Medicine enabling ease of interactions with colleagues and investigators interested in kidney diseases to facilitate collaborations and growth. Architecture ; Dick Smith ds6cs@virginia.edu Arts & Sciences . Charlottesville, VA 22908 434-924-5118. fax: 434-982-0874 In Study 1, we used historical Bd-positive sites, to concurrently evaluate water filtrates and mouth bar (tadpoles) or skin sw... Adenosine is a purine metabolite that can mediate anti-inflammatory responses in the digestive tract through the A2A adenosine Receptor (A2AAR). David Brenin, MD. Areas of Research Interest Patterns of growth and causes of growth differences among children with cerebral palsy Impact of growth, nutritional status, and physical development on functional abilities and health-related quality of life among children with cerebral palsy Secondary conditions (e.g. The bacterial pathogen Shigella flexneri causes 270 million cases of bacillary dysentery (blood in stool) worldwide every year, resulting in more than 200,000 deaths. The etiology and pathogenesis of Crohn's gastritis are poorly understood, treatment approaches are limited, and there are not many suitable animal models for study. UVA Medical Center Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Chief Innovation Officer Chief Medical Officer, UVA Regional Network Corporate Development Officer ... Center for Comparative Medicine Associate Vice President for Research Associate Vice President for Research Development Interim Senior Director, Office of Sponsored Programs UVA Building/Area Coordinators (revised 06.25.20) Area . Despite the fact that pigs are reputed to have excellent olfactory abilities, few studies have examined regions of the pig The amplicons encompassed a large portion of the mite's ribosomal gene complex spanning 3128 nucleotides containing the entire 18S rRNA, internal transcribed spacer (ITS) 1,5.8S rRNA, ITS2, and a portion of the 5'-end of... SAMP1/YitFcs mice serve as a model of Crohn's disease, and we have used them to assess gastritis. Within weeks of identification of this first case, immune-deficient mice of various genotypes from the same facility were similarly affected, and cases from other facilities were found within two months. Though pinworm infestation has been prevalent since the early years of laboratory animal medicine, the genomes of these parasites have not yet been sequenced. It includes surgical suites, shared equipment, tissue culture rooms, microscopy room, etc. The program includes a formal junior faculty career development program with a focus on translational research, data science and commercialization. RYGB... Background: Molecular Electron Microscopy Core: The pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) can be challenging to detect at endangered amphibian reintroduction sites. The purpose of this study was to determine and compare the efficiency of detection of Pneumocystis carinii in rats by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of DNA extracted from two sampling locations: lung tissue and bronchoalveolar lavage. Charlottesville, VA 22908 434-924-5118. fax: 434-982-0874 Tissue Culture Facility A modern institution with a long and rich history, the UvA is one of Europe’s most prominent research-led universities. Stem Cell Core: Transgenic rabbits overexpressing human LCAT had 15-fold greater plasma LCAT activity that nontransgenic control rabbits. UVA’s NIH-NCATS funded Clinical Translational Research Institute combines the expertise of clinical translational biomedical research and data science to create infrastructure and investigator resources for using data to improve health across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Your major is one of many lenses you might use to look at possible careers. Dr. Sontheimer is an internationally recognized leader in in neuroscience, particularly in glial biology research and the role of […] Upon loading the sample, the glass microfluidic genetic analysis system device carries out on-chip DNA purificatio... We used polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology to amplify the 16S rRNA gene, the intergenic spacer, and most of the 23S rRNA gene from 6 isolates (2 mice, 1 hamster, 1 rat, and 2 rabbit isolates) of the Tyzzer's disease agent (Clostridium piliforme) and C. colinum. We sought an alternative method for managing complications of rectal anastomosis. Beirne B. Carter Center for Immunology Research The risk of collateral exposure of laboratory animal care personnel to gene therapy vectors is dependent on a number of factors. rtl5p@virginia.edu. UVA Today Creative Director Chancellor, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Vice Chancellor ... Center for Comparative Medicine Associate Vice President for Research Development Executive Director, Office of … Comparative genomics of pathogenic Cryptosporidium for pan-genus drug development. This degree of overexpression was associated with a 6.7-fold increase in the plasma HDL cholesterol... Lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) is a key plasma enzyme in cholesterol and high density lipoprotein (HDL) metabolism. Military service members are often exposed to at least one explosive event, and many blast-exposed veterans present with symptoms of traumatic brain injury. A major challenge in combating bacillary dysentery is the lack of a small-animal model that recapitulates the symptoms observed in infected individuals, including bloody diarrhea. The facility provides services to the UVA research community including cell culture and storage services, transfections, baculovirus transfections, viral titering, mycoplasma testing, and training in tissue culture techniques. Division of Nephrology-CIIR Research Core This center’s mission is to advance education, research, and service concerning moral values in health care. Sequence similarity searches of GenBank identified 45 closely related bacteria,... Clinical signs of upper respiratory tract disease-like syndrome (URTD-LS) were observed in free-ranging eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) from Virginia, USA (May 2001-August 2003), some of which also had aural abscesses. Partner sites include UVA, Virginia Tech, Carillion Clinics and Inova Health System. --Michigan State University. ID: SEC-012 - Biosafety. This center offers an outstanding Interdisciplinary Training Program in Immunology developed by internationally recognized faculty. Creation of a temporary proximal diverting ileostomy is used in high-risk anastomoses, however, additional surgical risk is accumulated with its creation and reversal. Anna Towns akt2m@virginia.edu Athletics . CIID News. Although blast injury risk functions have been determined and validated for pulmonary injury, there is little information on the blast levels n... On 10 October 2007, a Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) was presented to the Wildlife Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, Virginia, USA, because of an inability to fly. PO Box 800793. The Stem Cell Core provides researchers with high quality inducible pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and iPSC derivatives and offers training for those interesting in learning more about iPSC technology. Tulane University. Overexpression of lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase in transgenic rabbits prevents diet-induced atherosclerosis, Lecithin:Cholesterol Acyltransferase Overexpression Generates Hyperalpha-lipoproteinemia and a Nonatherogenic Lipoprotein Pattern in Transgenic Rabbits, Dermatitis in a rhesus macaque after autologous bone marrow transplantation, Overexpression of human lecithin-cholesterol acyl transferase in transgenic rabbits leads to hyperalphalipoproteinemia, DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSGENIC WATANABE HERITABLE HYPERLIPIDEMIC RABBITS EXPRESSING HUMAN APOLIPOPROTEIN-A-I, Direct in vivo gene transfer to ependymal cells in the central nervous system using recombinant adenovirus vectors, Diagnostic exercise: Pneumonia in a congenic immunodeficient mouse, Diagnostic exercise: Wasting syndrome in a flock of Japanese quail, Necrotizing viral bronchopneumonia in guinea pigs, Kinesthetic cortical area anterior to primary somatic sensory cortex in the raccoon (Procyon lotor), The kinesthetic cortical area anterior to primary somatic sensory cortex in the raccoon (Procyon lotor), N-dansyl-(D-ala²)-met⁵-enkephalin as a fluorescent probe of the opiate binding sites in mouse spinal cell cultures [microform] /. These factors are intrins... A microchip solid-phase extraction method for purification of DNA from biological samples, such as blood, is demonstrated. ID: SEC-006 - Regulated Medical Waste Management. Overexpression of lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase in transgenic rabbits prevents diet-induced atherosclerosis. During that time CCM will continue to provide the services and support you have come to expect. Anastomotic leaks at the gastrojejunal (GJ) connection result in severe morbidity. This chapter discusses occupational health risks to humans associated with research that use laboratory or feral rats. Sorry, you need to be a researcher to join ResearchGate. Shared instrumentation facilities and other resources are available to investigators and trainees interested in research. Advanced Microscopy The experimental group had the device placed intraoperatively ac... Background Lab Animal is a peer-reviewed journal offering information, ideas, methods, and materials for the animal research professional. Jerry was a diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), served on their board of directors and as president in 1968. Mice lacking E-selectin (CD62E(-/-) mice) have either no defect or a mild defect of neutrophil infiltration, depending on the model. Top Panel: Renovation of Pinn Hall, 4th floor. ... Center for Comparative Medicine, Sponsored programs and our main office. The author discusses the interpretation of the results of molecular microbiological testing done in conjunction with serologic, bacteriologic, and histopathologic tests, focusing on molecular microbiology as it fits in an o... To detect chlamydial DNA on archived Papanicolaou-stained (Pap) smears using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique. Molecular Imaging Core: David Brenin, MD, FACS is chief of breast surgery, co-director of both the UVA Breast Care Program and the High-Risk Breast and Ovarian Cancer Clinic and is an associate professor of surgery at UVA’s School of Medicine. This facility offers the latest advances in imaging/spectroscopy strategies for imaging live animals and excised human and animal organs using techniques such as MRI, ultrasound, bioluminescence, fluorescence, PET, and combined modalities. Dear UVA Research Community, The Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) will continue operation throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to provide animal husbandry and veterinary care. Understanding the intrinsic and extrinsic risks associated with the species, experimental paradigm,... We describe a microfluidic genetic analysis system that represents a previously undescribed integrated microfluidic device capable of accepting whole blood as a crude biological sample with the endpoint generation of a genetic profile. The open design will facilitate collaboration and expansion of projects. Nissl, myelin, and Golgi stains were us... DNA-paramagnetic silica bead aggregation in a rotating magnetic field facilitates the quantification of DNA with femtogram sensitivity, but yields no sequence-specific information. and piriform cortex of adult pigs using several approaches. After the first isolation in 1998, epidemiologically associated wit... An athymic nude mouse with severe head tilt due to otitis media was identified. Methods: The UVa SOM Teaching Portfolio The teaching portfolio gives thorough and consistent documentation of each faculty member’s educational activities. Commonly used surgical methods, however, are expensive and time-consuming. The Center for Comparative Medicine at the University of Virginia on Academia.edu The etiological agent of chytridiomycosis is Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis of the phylum Chytridiomycota. Culture of ear exudate specimens from affected mice yielded bacter... Gene therapy is the purposeful delivery of genetic material to somatic cells for the purpose of treating disease or biomedical investigation. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee is mandated by federal law to oversee the University's animal care and use program, facilities, and procedures and to ensure the appropriate care, use and humane treatment of animals being used for research, testing, and education. Associate Director of the Center for Comparative Medicine 434-924-2090 Jennifer Branum UVA Biosafety Officer Alternate Responsible Official (Select Agents) 434-982-4911 Marie Burdick IBC Member Principal Scientist Department of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care 434-243-7363 Sam Driver IBC Member Community Member Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) consistently produces the most sustainable weight loss among common interventions for morbid obesity. In the study reported here, we sought to evaluate transdermal fentanyl patches for their ability to achieve detectable plasma concentrations with minimal adverse effects in New Zealand White rabbits. Due to our privacy policy, only current members can send messages to people on ResearchGate. Genetically Engineered Murine Model Core (GEMM): It has been implicated in marked declines of free-ranging anuran populations. Sanford FELDMAN, Professor and Director, Center for Comparative Medicine of University of Virginia, VA (UVa) | Read 78 publications | Contact Sanford FELDMAN The DNA isolated from a histologic section of infected guinea pig lung was subjected to high-fidelity amplificati... To evaluate the role of CCR2 in allergic asthma, mutant mice deficient in CCR2 (CCR2(-/-)) and intact mice were sensitized with i.p. Extracellular Adenosine Regulates Colitis through Effects on Lymphoid and Non-Lymphoid Cells. Map Marker Biostatistics Radiochemistry Core provides access to new and existing molecular imaging agents that can be detected by Positron Emission Tomography and synthesizes targeted radioimaging agents that give greater specificity than the widely used fluoro-D-glucose (FDG). 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Molecular microbiology provides a rapid, reliable, sensitive, and specific means of detecting pathogens in laboratory animals. The core produces and preserves genetically engineered mouse strains for animal model research. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. This core facility is a central source of tissue culture media, reagents, sterile hood space, cell banking, cell culture consultation, and specialized tissue culture cell services. Immunology research and training are focused in the areas of allergy/atopic disease, antigen presentation, autoimmunity, host immune response to infection, innate immune mechanisms, lymphocyte development, and tumor immunology. Article: "UC Davis Researchers Race to Develop Coronavirus Solutions" The Division of Nephrology/CIIR will inaugurate new state-of-the-art research laboratory space in early 2020. ID: VPRS-001 - Prohibition of Food and Drink in Research Laboratories. Name . University of Amsterdam. MolMart supplies molecular biology reagents to UVA researchers. Center for Cell Signaling Center for Comparative Medicine ID: SEC-004 - Disposal of Regulated (Hazardous) Materials. We... Anastomotic leaks are a dreaded surgical complication following colorectal operations. Integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV): Awards, Honors, & Scientific Contributions. Nephrology Clinical Research Center (NCRC) provides clinical space, equipment, standard protocols, on-site biorepository, and professional staff to conduct a host of patient-oriented studies, clinical trials, epidemiologic studies and outcomes research. Activity was evoked in response to m... Thesis (Ph. This is done in a manner that promotes the policies set by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) whose charge is to oversee compliance by UVA personnel with federal regulations and guidelines. Here we examined the role of this receptor in the control of inflammation in the adoptive transfer model of colitis. Dear Colleagues, I am delighted to share the news that Harald W. Sontheimer, PhD, will join the University of Virginia School of Medicine on February 1, 2021, as its new Chair of the Department of Neuroscience. Center for Global Health; Center for Immunity, Inflammation and Regenerative Medicine; Center for Research in Reproduction; Child Health Research Center (Pediatrics) Division of Perceptual Studies; Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy; Keck Center for Cellular Imaging; Myles H. Thaler Center for AIDS & Human Retrovirus Research Only verified researchers can join ResearchGate and send messages to other members. community engagement and innovation while promoting shared resources and best practices. Optimization of the DNA loading conditions established a h... To develop a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for specific detection of Citrobacter rodentium in fecal samples of mice and to compare this assay with bacterial isolation and identification methods. Some instrumentation is available open-access while other services are provided by the staff. We apply endoluminal negative pressure vacuum devices (EVD) to heal anastomotic leaks in a swine model. PO Box 800793. Biorepository and Tissue Research Facility This assay produced a 109 base pair product containing a single Pvu II restriction site. Join ResearchGate to find the people and research you need to help your work. CIID Feature Video - Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases, formerly the Center for Comparative Medicine, information video. We apply endoluminal negative pressure vacuum devices (EVD) to heal anastomotic leaks in a swine model. CD18(-/-)CD62E(-/-), but not CD18(-/-)CD62P(-/-), mice generated by crossbreedi... Histopathologic evaluation combined with a period of immunosuppression has been the standard procedure for detection of Pneumocystis carinii in commercial rat colonies. Purpose This PCORI funding announcement invites applications for high-quality comparative effectiveness research (CER) projects that will examine a critical patient-centered research question that is also relevant to decision makers and other stakeholders. The present study provides an overview of the olfactory bulb, anterior olfactory nucleus, The Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) at UConn Health is committed to ensure humane and ethical care and use of animals involved in approved research to advance medical, biomedical and veterinary knowledge for the benefit of all. © 2021 Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia.All rights reserved. The Bioinformatics Core provides expert and timely bioinformatics consulting and data analysis solutions, including management and analysis of large-scale biological datasets produced by high-throughput genomics experiments. The CIC Seminar Series is dedicated to enhancing education, knowledge and research on the immune system, by inviting local, national and international experts and leaders in the field to visit and speak at UVA. 9,000 square feet of laboratory research space in Pinn Hall are being renovated to accommodate the expanded research operations of our well-funded investigators in the Division/CIIR. William Petri, Professor, Medicine – Infectious Disease & International Health (UVA School of Medicine), Jason Papin, Professor, Biomedical Engineering (UVA Engineering/UVA School of Medicine) All rights reserved. A state-of-the-art facility dedicated to high-resolution electron cryomicroscopy and electron cryotomography to collect data aimed at high-resolution structural biology projects. Airway hyperreactivity, measured by the methacholine-provoked increase in enhanced pause, was significantly increa... CD18-deficient mice (CD18(-/-) mice) have a severe leukocyte recruitment defect in some organs, and no detectable defect in other models. We immersed neonatal mice in a dilute iodi... Name: Axipox 4b core protein partial CDS isolate WCV36-03. UVA Office of Research Core Administration. Molmart Product Core: Center for Comparative Medicine This center’s mission is to support biomedical research and teaching that utilizes laboratory animals. Keck Center for Cellular Imaging: Anastomotic leak after rectal resection carries substantial morbidity and mortality. University students and faculty, institute members, and independent researchers, Technology or product developers, R&D specialists, and government or NGO employees in scientific roles, Health care professionals, including clinical researchers, Journalists, citizen scientists, or anyone interested in reading and discovering research. Microfilm. A Jan. 30-31 conference, “Healing Hate: A Public Health Perspective on Civil Rights in America,” hosted by the University of Virginia Schools of Law and Medicine, will focus on the impact of racial and ethnic discrimination in driving public health disparities. The foundation has a long history of supporting biomedical research at UVA, endowing professorships in pediatrics and funding fellowships for science researchers, as well as giving $45 million in 2005 to help build and renovate the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, the Battle Building at the UVA Children’s Hospital and the Ivy Translational Research Building. Fentanyl patches were applied to the dorsum after removing hair either by clipping or by application of a depilatory agent. Don't forget to pursue opportunities outside of your schoolwork. Research Histology Core Gastric acid secretion was measured in ligated stomachs, while anti-parietal cell antibodies were assayed by immunofluorescence and en... Crohn's disease (CD) can develop in any region of the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach. The Teaching Portfolio is a companion to the more traditional […] Attend live online events, take a virtual tour of our campuses and Amsterdam, and get inspired at our online Open House. Sanford Feldman Professor and Director, Center for Comparative Medicine at University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia Area 259 connections Additional emphasis is on developing and supporting team science. Microform. A diverting ileostomy is beneficial for high-risk anastomoses, but its creation and reversal carry a surgical risk in addition to that of resection itself. s. Thesis (M.S.) This degree of overexpression was associated with a 6.7-fold increase in the plasma HDL cholesterol... Cholesterol esterification within plasma lipoprotein particles is catalyzed by lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT). The target sequence of the PCR assay was the espB gene encoding a secreted virulence factor. model expressing cholesteryl ester transfer protein was evaluated by generating rabbits expressing huma... To evaluate the potential for adenovirus-mediated central nervous system (CNS) gene transfer, the replication deficient recombinant adenovirus vectors Ad.RSV beta gal (coding for beta-galactosidase) and Ad-alpha 1AT (coding for human alpha 1-antitrypsin) were administered to the lateral ventricle of rats. The study involved naturally infected F344 rats that were allotted to groups to intercollate the investigation of... Lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) is a key plasma enzyme in cholesterol and high density lipoprotein (HDL) metabolism. W.M. OVA with alum on days 0 and 7, and challenged by inhalation with nebulization of either OVA or saline. The present invention relates to the isolation of the Guinea Pig Adenovirus (GPAdV) Hexon gene and the determination of the encoded polypeptide. Here we provide an original description of aggregation inhibition for the detection of DNA and RNA in a sequence-specific manner following loop-mediated isothermal ampli... We used high-fidelity PCR to amplify a portion of the small ribosomal subunit (18S rRNA) of Pseudocapillaroides xenopi, a nematode that parasitizes the skin of Xenopus laevis. Exercise Physiology Core Lab: Services include preparation of paraffin embedded and frozen tissue sections for routine histology, special stains and immunohistological studies. Varying intensity shock tube blasts were focused on the head... We used high-fidelity PCR to amplify 2 overlapping regions of the ribosomal gene complex from the rodent fur mite Myobia musculi. Professor and Director, Center for Comparative Medicine, Critical role of bacterial dissemination in an infant rabbit model of bacillary dysentery, Endoluminal Vacuum Therapy for Ivor Lewis Anastomotic Leaks: A Pilot Study in a Swine Model: Vacuum Therapy for Esophageal Leaks in Swine, Endoluminal vacuum therapy for gastrojejunal anastomotic leaks after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a pilot study in a swine model, Optical Imaging of Paramagnetic Bead-DNA Aggregation Inhibition Allows for Low Copy Number Detection of Infectious Pathogens, Molecular Phylogeny of Pseudocapillaroides xenopi (Moravec et Cosgrov 1982) and Development of a Quantitative PCR Assay for its Detection in Aquarium Sediment, Detection of Pathogenic Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Using Water Filtration, Animal and Bait Testing. Map and directions. The GEMM Core’s mission is to support animal model research endeavors, to advance genetic and reproductive technologies for model creation and preservation, and to serve as a resource for design, development and derivation of customized mouse strains. D.)--Michigan State University. Integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV): Silica beads were packed into glass microchips and the beads immobilized with sol-gel to provide a stable and reproducible solid phase onto which DNA could be adsorbed. UVA Center for Comparative Medicine; ... *Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. Reducing antibiotic use for uncomplicated urinary tract infection in general practice by treatment with uva-ursi (REGATTA) - a double-blind, randomized, controlled comparative effectiveness trial BMC Complement Altern Med . Dept. The CIID is a joint research center sponsored by the Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. - WorkMed and The Elson Student Health Center - The Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) - Facilities Management UVA Policies. brain involved in the sense of smell. Dept. The species of bird infected were a great blue heron (Ardea herodias), two American crows (Corvus brachyrhyncos), two American robins (Turdu... We determined 1,600 base pairs of DNA sequence in the 18S small ribosomal subunit from two geographically distinct isolates of Dermosporidium penneri. Biomolecular Analysis Facility (BAF) Methods: Maximum likelihood and parsimony analysis of these sequences place D. penneri in the order Dermocystida of the class Mesomycetozoea.