This subproject is one of many research subprojects utilizing theresources provided by a Center grant funded by NIH/NCRR. The subproject andinvestigator (PI) may have received primary funding from another NIH source,and thus could be represented in other CRISP entries. The institution listed isfor the Center, which is not necessarily the institution for the investigator.This project focuses upon Infrastructure development in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics as part of the Core Resources at the Center for Biomedical Research (CBR) at Tuskegee University. Research involving advanced information technologies, the Internet and databases is crucial in examining and analyzing patterns of disease occurrence, genetic traits and molecular level dynamics. The key strategy in our endeavors in the core Bioinformatics is to upgrade the infrastructure and expertise of our scientists in computational biology and bioinformatics, acquire advanced computational and network resources and promote active research that exploits these technologies in health disparity studies. Server Development: Currently we have four servers: Three Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES and one Microsoft 2003 server. The software on the servers is accessible to computers on the campus. Website development: We have developed the following websites: a) TU's RCMI website: http://compepid.tuskegee.edu/rcmi/RCMITu.htm. b)The College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health (CVMNAH) website www.onemedicine.tuskegee.edu. c) The health disparities website www.healthdisparity.tuskegee.edu. Which has a rich resources of health disparity database for the 12 black belt counties of AL.d) The data warehouse website www.onemedicinedb.tuskegee.edu. This also has an online application for admission into the CVMNAH.e) The Bioinformatics website, under the TU's RCMI website, has a rich variety of selected resources in different categories and data which can be used by scientists interested in the area of bioinformatics and health disparities http://compepid.tuskegee.edu/rcmi/RCMI.htm. The Annual Biomedical Research Symposium: As part of the strategy to promote sharing of biomedical research activities that are in progress as well as to address national issues dealing with Health Disparities, CCEBRA organized nine annual biomedical research symposiums which were held during the last week of every September at the Kellogg Conference Center, Tuskegee University. Shared Resource: CCEBRA has been providing service in statistical analysis for faculty and researchers at TU. NCBI field guide in Tuskegee University: CCEBRA at TU hosted two courses entitled 'A Field Guide to GenBank and NCBI Molecular Biology Resources'. The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a division of the National Library of Medicine and the courses were given by instructors from NCBI. See the sample at:http://compepid.tuskegee.edu/rgsevents/NCBI2006/NCBITu.htm.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Type
Research Centers in Minority Institutions Award (G12)
Project #
3G12RR003059-20S1
Application #
7715381
Study Section
National Center for Research Resources Initial Review Group (RIRG)
Project Start
2008-09-16
Project End
2009-05-31
Budget Start
2008-09-16
Budget End
2009-05-31
Support Year
20
Fiscal Year
2008
Total Cost
$89,432
Indirect Cost
Name
Tuskegee University
Department
Type
Other Domestic Higher Education
DUNS #
128214178
City
Tuskegee
State
AL
Country
United States
Zip Code
36088
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