Human Subjects and Assessment Core
The Human Subjects and Assessment Core (HSAC) supports activities involving human subjects at the University of Michigan Claude D. Pepper Center. It has four specific aims:
- HSAC will establish, maintain, and facilitate access to human subjects and related data sets.
- HSAC will expand, promote and facilitate access to minority human subjects through collaborative linkages with the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology (WSU IoG).
- HSAC aims to provide selected efficient physical health measures, which will complement our existing collection of self-reported health, health care utilization, and psychosocial measures in subject selection.
- HSAC will provide training and consultation to investigators on issues related to (a) recruitment and retention of human subjects, and (b) measurement of quality of life and psychosocial factors closely linked with aging phenotype.
Core Director: Caroline Blaum, M.D., M.S.