Center Capabilities

Preclinical & Clinical

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Preclinical and Clinical Studies

The Center for Remote Health Technologies and Systems (CRHTS) has a range of capabilities for both animal and human subject studies, including large-animal studies under good laboratory practice (GLP) conditions.

CRHTS personnel includes veterinary physicians whose expertise spans virtually every animal species and disease. These researchers include interventional radiologists, surgeons and pathologists from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the Comparative Medicine Program, and Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies.

Center-related facilities, which can accommodate small and large animals under GLP and non-GLP conditions, include surgical suites, imaging facilities, clinical pathology, pre-op, recovery and intensive care as well as animal housing and exceptional animal care. Programs are accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) through its affiliation with other AAALAC-accredited Texas A&M programs.

CRHTS personnel also includes life scientists and clinicians from kinesiology, medicine and public health who can work with human subjects and patients, from infants to the elderly. Their expertise spans most disease states as well as disease prevention, enabling CRHTS the capability to work with human subjects in well-controlled environments such as in the Exercise and Sport Nutrition Lab and the Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity. CRHTS capabilities include the capacity to work with subjects or patients in the field, including the workplace to assess occupational health and other populations such as K-12 school children, elder care facility patients and other communities.

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Center Researchers

Mark Benden, Environmental and Occupational Health

Nicolaas Deutz, Health and Kinesiology

Richard Kreider, Health and Kinesiology

Marcia Ory, Health Promotion and Community Sciences

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Equipment

Animal

Environmentally controlled macro- and micro-environments for a variety of laboratory animals including individual large- and small-animal housing, barn and pasture support, and the ability to isolate animal populations between species, vendors, investigators and disease status.
Blood collection and assessment
GLP-compliant clinical pathology laboratory
Animal surgical suites, plus a hybrid imaging suite
Animal pre-op, recovery and intensive care suites
Advanced animal imaging facilities, including an MRI/Interventional suite equipped with a 3T MRI and fluoroscopy, 128 slice PET/CT

Human

Clinical research facility for controlled testing, including nursing staff and overnight stays
Field testing in K-12, workplace, and elder care facilities
Anaerobic capacity testing
Blood collection and assessment
Body composition
Bone density
Cardiopulmonary testing
Endurance performance testing
Muscle biopsy
Resting energy expenditure
Strength testing
Total body water assessment
Exercise training

CRHTS_Center Capabilities_Clinical and Preclinical

Preclinical and Clinical Studies

The Center for Remote Health Technologies and Systems (CRHTS) has a range of capabilities for both animal and human subject studies, including large-animal studies under good laboratory practice (GLP) conditions.

CRHTS personnel includes veterinary physicians whose expertise spans virtually every animal species and disease. These researchers include interventional radiologists, surgeons and pathologists from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the Comparative Medicine Program, and Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies.

Center-related facilities, which can accommodate small and large animals under GLP and non-GLP conditions, include surgical suites, imaging facilities, clinical pathology, pre-op, recovery and intensive care as well as animal housing and exceptional animal care. Programs are accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) through its affiliation with other AAALAC-accredited Texas A&M programs.

CRHTS personnel also includes life scientists and clinicians from kinesiology, medicine and public health who can work with human subjects and patients, from infants to the elderly. Their expertise spans most disease states as well as disease prevention, enabling CRHTS the capability to work with human subjects in well-controlled environments such as in the Exercise and Sport Nutrition Lab and the Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity. CRHTS capabilities include the capacity to work with subjects or patients in the field, including the workplace to assess occupational health and other populations such as K-12 school children, elder care facility patients and other communities.

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Center Researchers

Mark Benden, Environmental and Occupational Health

Nicolaas Deutz, Health and Kinesiology

Richard Kreider, Health and Kinesiology

Marcia Ory, Health Promotion and Community Sciences

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Equipment

Animal

Environmentally controlled macro- and micro-environments for a variety of laboratory animals including individual large- and small-animal housing, barn and pasture support, and the ability to isolate animal populations between species, vendors, investigators and disease status.
Blood collection and assessment
GLP-compliant clinical pathology laboratory
Animal surgical suites, plus a hybrid imaging suite
Animal pre-op, recovery and intensive care suites
Advanced animal imaging facilities, including an MRI/Interventional suite equipped with a 3T MRI and fluoroscopy, 128 slice PET/CT

Human

Clinical research facility for controlled testing, including nursing staff and overnight stays
Field testing in K-12, workplace, and elder care facilities
Anaerobic capacity testing
Blood collection and assessment
Body composition
Bone density
Cardiopulmonary testing
Endurance performance testing
Muscle biopsy
Resting energy expenditure
Strength testing
Total body water assessment
Exercise training