Research Acknowledgement

It is extremely important that our grant is cited in all publications resulting from the use of NORC services. Our productivity and effectiveness as a Center is measured in part by the citation of the grant in published work. Please use the following acknowledgement in your publications:

This work utilized Core Services supported by grant DK089503 of NIH to the University of Michigan.

Core Services: Integrative Biostatistics and Informatics

Director: Ivo D. Dinov, PhD, School of Nursing

The Integrative Biostatistics and Informatics Core (IBIC) will provide expertise in experimental design, data management and analysis for preclinical, clinical and translational research studies conducted by the MMOC Research Base investigators. The Center will continue important interactions with the Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (CCMB), the National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics (NCIBI), the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) and the Statistical Analysis of Biomedical and Educational Research (SABER) to provide these services. The Core will support database design for both preclinical and clinical studies. Clinically relevant databases will be Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant.

Services provided by IBIC include:

  • Expertise in experimental design and modeling for preclinical, clinical and translational research studies that integrate clinical, molecular, neurobehavioral and other phenotype data.
  • Support for data acquisition and analysis by the MMOC phenotyping Cores and Investigational Weight Management Clinic.
  • Provide expertise in database construction, maintenance and security relevant to investigators studies.
  • Provide expertise in bioinformatics and statistical analysis of data and data mining.
  • Promote development and use of database and software tools for information organization and visualization of tightly-linked multiscale data for T1 translation of research knowledge relevant to obesity.


For more information, please email Ivo D. Dinov