Environmental Public Health Research Laboratory (EPHRL)
Engaged in cutting edge research, the EPHRL is the first laboratory established in the ODU College of Health Sciences to focus specifically on the environmental health area. Furthermore, the EPHRL will promote collaborative efforts with other schools within the college, such as Medical Technology, which has its laboratory located right next door. Exciting opportunities abound as in the field of environmental health and the ODU College of Health Sciences is poised to make significant contributions in that area.More information on The Environmental Public Health Research Laboratory can be found here .
Center for Brain Research and Rehabilitation
The School of Physical Therapy is opening a new 3,800 square foot research facility with a large gait/movement assessment area, a room for virtual reality and rehabilitation studies, a multipurpose room for neurologic testing, and office space for faculty and graduate students. A primary research focus relates to neuromechanical basis of human movement under healthy and pathological conditions, with more clinically oriented studies on methods to improve gait and function in people with neurologic impairments. This research laboratory is designed for multidisciplinary use by faculty and graduate students in Physical Therapy, Human Movement Sciences, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Collaboration among disciplines and with the Virginia Modeling and Simulation Center (VMASC) allows us to participate in exciting research projects exploring new technology in rehabilitation.
More information on The Center for Brain Research and Rehabilitation Center can be found here.
Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics (FRRCBE)
The Center exemplifies Old Dominion University's leadership role in this new field along with substantial federal agency support. The mission of the Center is to increase scientific knowledge and understanding of the interaction of electromagnetic fields and ionized gases with biological cells and to apply this knowledge to the development of medical diagnostics, therapeutics, and environmental decontamination. The objectives of the Center are to perform leading edge interdisciplinary and multi-institutional research, recruit top faculty and exceptional graduate students, support regional, national and international programs, and to increase external funding and institutional visibility.
More information on The Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics can be found here.
Advanced Practice Nursing Center
The Center for Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Research focuses on the development, funding, and dissemination of research and scholarly projects. Mentorship, teamwork, and a strong clinical base are the foundation of the Center.
The Center is dedicated to evidence-based research that focuses on vulnerable populations, health-care disparities, and the role of the APN in addressing healthcare needs. The Center is committed to developing collaborative relationships with other disciplines, community sites, institutions and clinical facilities in order to address the patient and population needs.
The Center provides mentorship for Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students as they pursue research studies related to their Capstone Projects. The DNP program is an on-line program that allows students from all areas of the country to pursue their doctorate. This enables students that work and live in rural and underserved areas to conduct research that impacts the needs of the populations they serve.More information on the Advanced Practice Nursing Center can be found here.
Clinical and Molecular Diagnostics Research Laboratory
Operational since 2008, this laboratory is engaged in research and clinical genomics, proteomics and diagnostics techniques. The facility was designed to evaluate human, animal, and environmental factors accomplished by the following tests and methods.
- Assess human exposure to toxins, particulates and infectious agents
- Bead-based Bioplex Human Cytokine Assays#
- 2-D Protein Gels
- Predict and/or define individualized responses to toxins, particulates and infectious agents due to genetically-acquired DNA polymorphisms
- Real Time PCR
- Capillary Electrophoresis
- Assess and/or detect DNA methylation patterns, loss of heterozygosity, and microsatellite instability as markers for cancer predisposition and/or early detection
- Capillary Electrophoresis
The first laboratory and educational facility of its type in the Hampton Roads area, this facility generates revenue thru clinical testing, clinical trials, research grants, and interdisciplinary studies.
Dental Hygiene Research Center
The ODU Dental Hygiene Research Center (DHRC) is dedicated to conducting high-quality, clinical, and population-based research to explore diagnosis, pathogenesis, and treatment of conditions that are related to overall health. The Center, officially sanctioned by the University in 2000, is the first worldwide facility dedicated solely to dental hygiene research. The Center strives to advance oral and general health through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research in collaboration with other disciplines, academic institutions, medical facilities, industry, and the community.
More information on The Dental Hygiene Research Center can be found here.