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Laboratory Facilities

The Heinz Chemistry and Nutrition Laboratory

The Heinz Chemistry and Nutrition Laboratory was established in the late 1970’s. Initially, the laboratory focused on lipid analysis that supported studies of cardiovascular disease. Subsequently, the analytical capability of the laboratory expanded to include analyses of adipokines, antioxidants, cytokines, hormones, isoflavones, long-chain fatty acids and vitamins. Collaborations involve not only several groups at the University of Pittsburgh but also at other institutions in the United States and abroad (Bolivia, Canada, Japan, Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago).

The Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory

The Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory provides unique opportunities for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to conduct molecular epidemiologic research. Trainees have gained laboratory and analytical experience in molecular epidemiology using a variety of techniques and statistical analysis of genetic data.

Read more about the Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory in the Epidemiology Facilities and Resources document (.doc). 

The Laboratory of Environmental Health, Reproduction, and Development

The Laboratory was launched in May 2014 and is located in the newly built Parran Annex in the Graduate School of Public Health. The Lab is staffed by a full-time laboratory technician.  The laboratory space consists of one large bay with two 6-foot benches, a desk, a sink, 2 procedures rooms, and a cold room.  It is an open lay-out which we share with 2 other Epidemiology groups and the Department of Human Genetics.

Read more about the Laboratory of Environmental Health, Reproduction, and Development in the Epidemiology Facilities and Resources document

Ultrasound Research Laboratory (URL)

The primary goal of the Department of Epidemiology Ultrasound Research Laboratory (URL) is to provide a high volume of quality non-invasive subclinical vascular testing to advance cardiovascular research. Directed by Dr. Emma Barinas-Mitchell the URL team brings experience in vascular research and testing in excess of over 50 person-years. 

Read more about the Department of Epidemiology Ultrasound Research Laboratory (URL)

Additional Centers & Institutes

Find out more about other affiliated centers, institutes, and laboratories at Pitt Public Health

Epidemiology Facilities and Resources

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