Research cores

Geisinger promotes a high caliber of scholarship and research by providing Geisinger's scientific community with state-of-the-art facilities and resources, and extensive research support.

Advanced Application Development

Develops innovative solutions and tools designed to enable health care delivery teams to more efficiently provide high quality patient centered care. Learn more


Biostatistics Core 

The Biostatistics Core (BC) provides biostatistical analysis support to Geisinger investigators, physician-scientists and clinicians, and is an indispensable quantitative resource for interpreting and understanding clinical data and furthering biomedical investigations. The BC provides research support for large grants as well as to residents, fellows and physicians. Learn more


Geisinger Commonwealth Common Equipment

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine has purchased and maintains new equipment that support 28 basic science department laboratories in addition to shared equipment cores and facilities. Learn more

Healthcare Analytics

Founded on the assumption that applying the principles of Industrial and Systems Engineering to healthcare delivery will improve performance and processes, create efficiencies that improve overall patient outcomes while reducing costs, and produce more satisfied healthcare teams. Learn more


Health Economics Research and Evaluation

The Health Economics Research and Evaluation (HERE) core provides systematic value-based analysis of healthcare programs and interventions. Our studies bridge research and practice by targeting efficiently and effectively improving healthcare-related outcomes addressing perspectives of patients, providers, healthcare systems, payers and regulators. Learn more


Imaging Science Core

The Department of Imaging Science & Innovation offers services to streamline imaging research for clinicians and faculty throughout the health system. Learn more


Microscopy and Flow Cytometry Core

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s Microscopy and Flow Cytometry Core supports the research of investigators and their trainees. It provides all levels of technical support and consultation for researchers needing imaging of cells and tissues, flow cytometry analysis of protein expression on cells or cell cycle analysis and cell sorting. The facility furnishes techniques and instrumentation to investigators and laboratory personnel for research and training. Learn more


Molecular Biology and Protein Science Core

This facility offers:

  • Consultations on experimental design and data validation
  • RNA, DNA, protein isolation and purification
  • Protein separation (2-D gels, HPLC, FPLC)
  • Circular dichroism
  • Biacore surface plasmon resonance
  • Quantitative real-time PCR analysis ( RNA, DNA, SNP)
  • Data analysis

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Office of Clinical Research Operations

The Office of Clinical Research Operations (OCRO) supports clinical trials research throughout Geisinger. With a staff of nurse coordinators, research assistants and regulatory support, the OCRO offers assistance throughout every stage of the clinical trial process. OCRO staff provides expertise in feasibility assessment, drafting staffing hours for study budgets, preparing IRB submissions and operationalizing and conducting trials, including high-quality data collection, closure and archiving, as needed. Contact us early in the planning process to help ensure adequate staffing is available. Learn more

Phenomic Analytics and Clinical Data Core

The Phenomic Analytics and Clinical Data Core (PACDC) provides collaborative phenotypic development and research data support to GHS investigators, clinicians, residents and fellows. Its services include data extraction from multiple data sources, data organization and modeling, survey data capture, data visualization, terminology and ontology management, and electronic phenotype development. It acts as an institutional data broker to obtain data for research studies. Learn more

Survey Research and Recruitment Core

The Survey Research and Recruitment Core (SRRC) combines state-of-the-art technology and highly trained interviewers to provide cutting-edge data collection and recruitment for your research study. Staff can perform computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI), provide recruiting for research visits, field a web survey or distribute printed mail surveys. The SRRC management team can offer insight into survey best practices to help you develop a study that delivers quality data in an efficient, cost-effective manner. A new expansion of expertise includes development of survey instruments including pilot testing, cognitive testing and assessment for biased reporting. Learn more