Weill Cornell provides an extensive array of shared facilities and services to our faculty.
The Research Animal Resource Center a unit of the Center of Comparative Medicine and Pathology (CCMP), is a service department providing staff and facilities to effect the humane care and use of animals used in research and teaching at Weill Cornell Medical College. RARC is staffed by veterinarians specializing in laboratory animal medicine, science and pathology, and veterinary technicians and animal care staff specially trained in laboratory animal care and use.
The rapid pace of scientific innovation has driven the development and use of animal models at Weill Cornell Medical College and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, as well as at institutions worldwide. In particular, the development of techniques to manipulate the mouse genome has led to a marked increase in the use and value of mouse models of human disease, especially cancer. Both Weill Cornell and Memorial Sloan-Kettering expect this trend to continue and are making significant investments to meet the expanding need for animal models. A major component of this expansion is the Center of Comparative Medicine and Pathology.
The Laboratory of Comparative Pathology offers diverse services to the biomedical research community including a full service diagnostic laboratory and the Genetically Modified Animal (GMA) Phenotyping Service. In addition, the laboratory supports the Veterinary Services quarantine and sentinel programs.
Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is a service department responsible for developing, maintaining, and promoting policies, procedures and programs necessary to maintain a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff and the visiting public; to work with other WCMC entities to protect against losses; and to ensure that WCMC operations are in compliance with Federal, New York State and New York City environmental health and safety codes and regulations. EHS serves as Biological, Chemical and Radiation Safety Office by coordinating a comprehensive safety program. EHS also coordinates emergency planning for WCMC to situations that may include the handling of hazardous materials and/or exposure to fire scenes.
Cornell University provides Weill Cornell researchers with a variety of services, including the Life Sciences Core Laboratories Center, the Cornell Restriced Access Data Center, and the Survey Research Institute.