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Population Studies Facility

Director: Eric A. Ross, PhD
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Olga Tchuvatkina, MS
Manager of Population Studies Facility
Friends Hall - East Wing
Patricia Henegan, MS
Research Systems Coordinator
Friends Hall - East Wing
Christine Huang, MS
Software Architect
Friends Hall - East Wing
Stanford Taylor, MS
Data Warehouse Architect
Friends Hall - East Wing
Pawel Przybysz, BS
Programmer Analyst
Friends Hall - East Wing
Christopher Whelan, BS
Programmer Analyst
Friends Hall - East Wing
Carol Carey
Data Manager
Friends Hall - East Wing
& Phone:
Reimann R383
Pricing &          
Contact Eric Ross for pricing and scheduling.


Request for Service: The preferred method to obtain informatics support is through our short electronic request form or email Eric Ross or Olga Tchuvatkina.

The Population Studies Facility at Fox Chase provides critical informatics infrastructure and project-specific information systems for Cancer Center members. Our staff provides informatics solutions, and trains investigators, research assistants, data coordinators and laboratory technicians in their use. Our functions include development and deployment of:

  • Applications for the collection, storage and manipulation of large quantities of questionnaire, clinical, specimen and laboratory data
  • Electronic data capture and retrieval systems
  • Report generation software
  • Quality control systems
  • Systems that provide integration and controlled exchange of data from diverse sources

Our group develops and maintains information systems that facilitate investigator-initiated activities. We are uniquely qualified because of our familiarity with the scientific methods used by investigators, substantial expertise with state-of-the-art software engineering and design, and experience with effective software tools. We also facilitate investigator-initiated activities in many of the other CCSG-supported FCCC Shared Resources by developing and maintaining specialized laboratory information systems (LIMS).

Available software includes:

PSF members have access to a variety of applications and development tools, both commercial (e.g., Oracle Enterprise Edition database software, Business Objects Data Services, Business Objects Enterprise, Sun Java SeeBeyond) and freely available (e.g., Eclipse, Maven, Subversion, Alfresco, Apache Tomcat, Liferay, JIRA, REDCap). Web applications are developed using a Java Spring-based multitier architecture for flexibility and reusability. For performance and security, PSF developed applications rely on enterprise-scale database, backup, and networking solutions supported by the Temple University Health System’s Technical Services Group.

This facility supports Fox Chase Cancer Center's Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) from the National Cancer Institute.

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