SECIM provides state-of-the-art metabolomics services to users in all areas of biomedical and biological sciences. Several technologies contribute to the SECIM pipeline, giving users the flexibility to choose the best approach for a particular problem. New metabolomics technologies will be regularly added and integrated into SECIM. SECIM also provides educational opportunities to help create the next generation of metabolomics experts.
The SECIM Administrative Core provides a single point of access for researchers, while overseeing and coordinating activities across all SECIM components. The UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute strengthens SECIM’s administrative capacity by providing additional business management expertise and leveraging existing infrastructure for informatics and sample management.
With capabilities that extend beyond simple reporting of individual metabolite differences among groups, SECIM offers scientists, researchers, and students a unique combination of technology, expertise, extensive sample libraries, training and education to spur advances in the field and glean new insights into important biological problems. The SECIM Administrative Core is fully dedicated to these aims, and invariably strives to deliver professional, expert service.
In 2016, Dr. Garrett helped establish the Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics (SECIM) as part of an NIH-funded regional comprehensive metabolomics resource. Since then, he has developed high-throughput metabolomics approaches that are both highly reproducible and comprehensive. SECIM in now recognized as a national and global contributor to metabolomics science, where we develop technology as well as train the next generation of scientists. He developed key educational opportunities that included Winter and Summer schools in metabolomics science as well as workshops designed at teaching statistical analyses and new technology. He is currently the Co-Director of SECIM. He has worked closely with clinical labs to translate methods for research into clinical tests and to develop new technology to implement in the clinical lab. He was elected Chief of Experimental Pathology at UF in 2019.
Administrative Core Aims
The Administrative Core is the interface between users, all technical cores, other Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Cores (RCMRCs), and the extensive resources at the University of Florida. The SECIM Administrative Core provides a single point of entry for all SECIM users, coordinating and facilitating access for users to all SECIM facilities, services and infrastructure.
The SECIM Administrative Core promotes integration and coordination with external partners and collaborators to help build a national metabolomics consortium and strengthen national metabolomics capacity. SECIM’s HIPAA-compliant data is available for statistical analysis and deposited with the Data Repository and Coordinating Center (DRCC) at University of California, San Diego according to protocols established by the NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Program Executive Committee.
The SECIM website provides details of all technical and biostatistical capabilities, pricing, key contacts, and instructions for access. Information on training and directions for how to apply for Pilot and Feasibility funds are highlighted on the website.
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