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Windber Research Institute

The Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber (CSSIMMW) is a private, non-benefit biomedical research foundation established in 2000 as the Windber Research Institute, with two distinct but complementary programs: Translational Research and Health Promotion/Disease Prevention. The research programs include breast cancer research and cardiovascular disease research. State-of-the-art laboratories in Genomics and Cell Biology are upheld by a hearty Biorepository and a Biomedical Informatics Program. The Biorepository deals with the accumulation, handling, stirage and circulation of all biospecimens for research. The Biomedical Informatics Program gives information examination and deals with an information distribution center that stores tolerant clinical and statistic information which is incorporated with research information.

Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber is equipped with all relevant standard laboratory appliances and equipment.  Below is the list of specialized equipment they provide.

CSS Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber, one of the most integrated clinical, genomic and proteomic research facilities in the world, acquires and stores thousands of clinical samples each year within its tissue repository and carries out analysis using a proprietary data warehouse and analysis system.  Researchers analyze samples at the cellular and molecular level to identify DNA, RNA and proteins that cause disease so that new diagnostics and therapeutics, as well as disease management protocols, can be developed. CSS Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber’s primary focus is improving patient care and the quality of life for the patient and their family by rapidly translating molecular and clinical research.

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSIMMW) is pleased to announce their acknowledgment into the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC). This program permits organizations to earn tax credits for investments in an Educational Improvement Organization, for example, CSS Institute of Molecular Medicine. Your donation would directly support innovative learning opportunities for students from surrounding school districts that utilize CSSIMMW as a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) learning office. Organizations that support associations through the EITC program can gain up to 90% of their donation back as state tax credits.

Over the last several years, the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber has been increased focus in the elementary and secondary schools on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. To get students excited about science, CSSIMMW has collaborated with several local schools to augment their standard science curriculum.

Currently, thier educational programs range from kindergarten students to high school seniors. CSSIMMW scientists have visited local classrooms to perform science experiments or provide demonstrations of laboratory equipment. Employees have also volunteered as judges at one local school’s annual science fair over the past few years. They also offer job shadowing opportunities to students and routinely conduct student tours of the facility that frequently include hands-on activities.

The following is the list of articles by scholars from Windber Research Institute that are published in OMICS International journals.