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COHS Research Office Resources

Shared Equipment and Facilities

To encourage awareness and sharing of facilities and major equipment on campus, the College of Human Sciences Research Office maintains the following list.

To request an addition or revision, click here to submit a form. Contact Malinda Colwell with any questions.

  • Nutritional Sciences (NS): Contact Nikhil Dhurandhar
    • Research Space
      • Nutrition and Metabolic Health Initiative: 
        • Clinical research space and facilities and staff 
        • Phlebotomy facilities
        • Room for group sessions
        • Room with exercise equipment for studies
        • Metabolic kitchen to prepare human research diets 
    • Equipment
      • Vegemeter - to estimate fruits and vegetable intake in humans
      • DXA: Equipment for determining muscle mass, body fat and bone mass and density
      • Equipment for determining calorie needs for humans (respirometer and hand-held respirometer)
      • Equipment for determining body composition for humans (BOD-POD, Body impedance analyzer )
      • Calorie requirement in mice (metabolic cages)
  • Department of Design (DOD): Contact Kristi Gaines
    • Equipment
      • Body scanner
      • 3D printer
      • Computers with Revit, CAD, and Photoshop
  • Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS): Contact Dana Weiser
  • Research Space
    • One large conference room (501G, seats ~20 people)
    • Two small interview rooms (501N, seats 4 people; Weeks Hall, seats 4 people)
    • Two research spaces with audiovisual recording (in 501 suite) 
    • Coding lab (504)
    • CDRC spaces, Room 108G (observation), Room 108H (interview), Room 108J (control room)
      Center for Early Head Start (observation)
  •  Equipment
    • In 504 Coding lab: 12 computers with headphones, SPSS, Mplus, Audcacity, Adobe, Office, and 4 have ChildPlus.net; 9 Logitech ExtremePro joysticks)
    • Biopac MP160 system + two wireless devices to collect RSA and EDA data in dyads
    • 8 Language Environmental Analysis (LENA) wireless recorders, LENA vests and chargers for recorders, and LENA software (this will expire in a year unless renewed, so the equipment will become useless without the software which requires subscription).
    • 1 VR headset and laptop to run VR + 1 monitor in the lab to connect the laptop to
    • Physio equipment (heart rate)
  • Hospitality and Retail Management (HRM): Contact Robert Jones
    • Research Space
      • Culinary labs on the 2nd (286) and 6th floor (605)
      • Weeks Hall on the second floor
    • Equipment
      • Full range of culinary equipment
  • School of Financial Planning (PFP): Contact Sarah Asebedo
    • Research Space
      • Schwab lab with video room and computers
    • Equipment
      • Alienware gaming desktop with Stata MP (a multi-processor version of Stata that people can use to speed up computations)
  • Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences (CFAS): Contact Douglas Smith
    • Research Space
      • Opportunities for collaborative use of space at the Children's Behavioral Health Center located in the UMC Medical Office Plaza.
      • Therapy/consulting space
    • Equipment
      • Teletherapy computer resources