Biostatistics and Data Management Core Services
- Stastical Expertise
- Informatics Expertise
- Clinical Core Data Base and Specimen Repository
The Penn CFAR Clinical Core maintains and facilitates access to a clinical care database for use in studying the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, for evaluating feasibility of intervention studies, and for facilitating conduct of such studies. The Clinical Core Database and Specimen Repository can be used to identify potential subjects for study or can be used as a tool for independent clinical investigation.
Data and samples available to investigators include:
- Biological Specimens
- Medical History
- Previous Antiviral Treatments
- Present Antiviral Treatments
- Sexual History
- Adherence Questions
- Alcohol and Drug Use
- Hepatitis Treatment
- CES-D (Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression)
- Clinical Laboratory Measures
Consultations, queries of the Databases, and access to specimens from the Specimen Repository are provided to CFAR investigators and their collaborators by request.
Debbie Gudonis, HUP Research Coordinator
- Short Course on Biostatistics
All requests for Core involvement in CFAR research projects or for consultation on biostatistical or date management issues should be made via Dr. Ellenberg or Dr. Ratcliffe.
Searches of the Clinical Core Database are handled by Marie Synnestvedt.
Visit the Contact Info page for contact details.