Approximately 60 core facilities and research centers on the UI campus are supported by the College of Medicine, the Office of the Vice President for Research and/or other center grants (P30s), program project grants (PPGs) and NIH R01 grants awarded to this University. These services and facilities enhance the overall research capabilities of the research community immeasurably by providing access to shared equipment and by maximizing the expertise of researchers in a variety of disciplines. A comprehensive list of core facilities, research centers, and research institutes is available on the Carver College of Medicine web site. These Core Facilities are supported in excess of $3 million annually, by the Office of the Vice President of Research and the Carver College of Medicine. The following is a partial list of the available core facilities, focused on those that are most pertinent to theme of this Center.