Research Core Centers

Updated December 2012

NIAMS-funded Research Core Centers (P30) provide shared facilities and services to groups of established, currently funded investigators addressing scientific problems in tissues and diseases of interest to the NIAMS. Their goal is to improve efficiency, accelerate the pace of research, and ensure greater productivity. A strong biomedical research base is the prerequisite for establishment of a Core Center and an important component in considering continued funding of an established center. The components of a Core Center include two or more research cores, an administrative core, and an enrichment program.

NIAMS funds Research Core Centers in each of its three mission areas:

Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY CORE CENTER at the University of California, Los Angeles

Principal Investigator: Spencer, Melissa J.
Project start date: April 2009
Funded through: March 2014

Current research cores:

SAN DIEGO SKELETAL MUSCLE RESEARCH CENTER at the University of California, San Diego

Principal Investigator: Lieber, Richard L.
Project start date: September 2011
Funded through: August 2016

Current research cores:

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY CENTER CORE LABORATORIES at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Principal Investigator: Ervasti, James M.
Project start date: August 2009
Funded through: June 2014

Current research cores:

CORE CENTER FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS at the University of Pennsylvania

Principal Investigator: Soslowsky, Louis J.
Project start date: April 2004
Funded through: June 2016

Current research cores:

CORE CENTER FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE at the University of Rochester

Principal Investigator: Schwarz, Edward M.
Project start date: August 2011
Funded through: June 2016

Current research cores:

CORE CENTER FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE at Washington University

Principal Investigator: Sandell, Linda J.
Project start date: May 2009
Funded through: March 2014

Current research cores:

CORE CENTER FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS at Yale University

Principal Investigator: Insogna, Karl L.
Project start date: April 1999
Funded through: March 2014

Current research cores:

Rheumatic Diseases

RHEUMATIC DISEASES RESEARCH CORE CENTERS at Boston University Medical Campus

Principal Investigator: Lafyatis, Robert A.
Project start date: September 2011
Funded through: August 2016

Current research cores:

RHEUMATIC DISEASE CORE CENTER at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati

Principal Investigator: Thompson, Susan D.
Project start date: March 2001
Funded through: June 2016

Current research cores:

CORE CENTER for Rheumatic Disease Research at the Johns Hopkins University

Principal Investigator: Rosen, Antony
Project start date: March 2006
Funded through: July 2016

Current research cores:

OKLAHOMA RHEUMATIC DISEASE RESEARCH CORES CENTER at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Principal Investigator: James, Judith A.
Project start date: March 2006
Funded through: August 2017

Current research cores:

RHEUMATIC DISEASES CORE CENTERS at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Principal Investigator: Mountz, John D.
Project start date: September 2001
Funded through: August 2017

Current research cores:

RHEUMATIC DISEASES CORE CENTER at Washington University

Principal Investigator: Yokoyama, Wayne N.
Project start date: September 2001
Funded through: August 2016

Current research cores:

CORE CENTER for Rheumatic Diseases Research at Yale University

Principal Investigator: Craft, Joseph
Project start date: March 2006
Funded through: August 2017

Current research cores:

Skin Biology and Diseases

SKIN DISEASES RESEARCH CENTER at Case Western Reserve University

Principal Investigator: Cooper, Kevin D.
Project start date: March 1997
Funded through: August 2016

Current research cores:

SKIN DISEASE RESEARCH CENTER at Columbia University Medical Center

Principal Investigator: Bickers, David Rinsey
Project start date: July 1997
Funded through: June 2016

Current research cores:

SKIN DISEASE RESEARCH CORE CENTER at Northwestern University at Chicago

Principal Investigator: Paller, Amy Susan
Project start date: August 2009
Funded through: June 2014

Current research cores:

SKIN DISEASES RESEARCH CENTER at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Principal Investigator: Elmets, Craig A.
Project start date: September 2004
Funded through: August 2014

Current research cores:

MOLECULAR ANALYSIS, MODELING AND CORRECTION OF SKIN DISEASES at the University of Colorado, Denver

Principal Investigator: Norris, David A.
Project start date: September 2009
Funded through: June 2014

Current research cores:

CORE CENTER for Skin Disease Research at the University of Pennsylvania

Principal Investigator: Stanley, John R.
Project start date: June 2009
Funded through: June 2014

Current research cores: