The Methodology/Data Management Core provides centralized availability of expertise in study design, data management processes, and the various methodologic approaches and analytic techniques used to evaluate and test hypotheses in the setting of a variety of rheumatologic conditions. Core investigators contribute expertise in patient reported outcome measures, diet and physical activity measurement, and biomedical informatics. In addition to supporting MCRC funded projects, the Core serves the rheumatologic disease research community more broadly by providing an environment that encourages collaboration between Core methodologists and staff and MCRC-affiliated faculty and trainees on every clinical, epidemiologic, and health services rheumatologic disease research project proposed and implemented at NU. Through its active relationships with the NU Feinberg School of Medicine’s (FSM) Departments of Preventive Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Medical Social Sciences, the Institute for Public Health and Medicine, and the NU Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute, this Core is able to draw on the relevant talent and expertise of a diverse University community, not only to help solve the research challenges of projects pertaining to a variety of rheumatologic conditions of interest to NIAMS (e.g., osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma), but also to promote and sustain interdisciplinary team research in these fields.
For more information about the Administrative Core, please contact Diana Carandang.
Division of Rheumatology
240 East Huron M300
Chicago, Illinois 60611