Skip to Main Content
Skip to Main Content

Grants & Research

Bio-repository


The MIHS bio-repository is a small operation that exists with three freezers within our hospital clinical laboratory.

The MIHS bio-bank is starting to collect a variety of biological samples that are critical for biomedical research, including tumor/non-tumor tissues, cells, blood, plasma, and saliva.

MIHS has both collections for “project-driven” projects so that we can collect and distribute specimens based on a funded prospective study. MIHS also has “general” collections to respond to multiple requests for an assortment of research uses.

MIHS, as a member of the Arizona Bio-specimen Consortium, understands the importance of having access to high quality bio-specimens to further clinical and translational research in the age of genomic‐based medicine. MIHS is in a unique position to provide high quality specimens from a racially diverse group that is suited for research that recognizes and aims to prevent health disparities.

The MIHS’ formed the Bio-repository Advisory Committee (see table below). The committee is made up of key healthcare providers and researchers to guide the future of our bio-banking activities including prospective collection.

 

Advisory Committee Member

Department

Dan Hobohm, MD and Co-Chair of Committee

Pathology

Cheri Tomlinson, VP and Co-Chair of Committee

Grants and Research

Ann Khalsa, MD, Medical Director of McDowell HIV Clinic

Internal Medicine

Marcia Bouton, PA, Breast Clinic

Surgery

David Rosenberg, MD,

Pediatrics

Ian Komenaka, MD

Surgery

John Brown, MD

Pathology

Maria Manriquez, MD, Associate Director

OB/Gyn

Boni Lowney, Project Manager

Grants and Research

Jessica Coats, RN Clinical Research Coordinator

Grants and Research

Georgette Epperly, Laboratory Consultant

Laboratory



MIHS maintains its own collections but agrees to list some of specimens in the central shared Arizona Bio-repository Locator (ABL).

The access to high quality bio-specimens to further clinical and translational research in the age of genomic‐based medicine is critically important. MIHS is in a unique position to provide high quality specimens from a racially diverse group that is suited for research that recognizes and aims to prevent health disparities.

Access MyChart

Your Secure Online Health Connection

Connect Now

NEED QUICK HELP?

Use the drop down for access to contact numbers or Contact Us via email>>

RECENT NEWS

View All News >>
  • July 31, 2017
    MHCGC Announces New Leadership

    The Maricopa Health Centers Governing Council is pleased to announce new leadership. Read More

  • July 07, 2017
    Ask a Doc: Stop the bleeding!

    Question. Do tourniquets really work? Read More

  • June 19, 2017
    Arizona Burn Center issues warning about dangers of excessive heat

    Doctors with MIHS’s Arizona Burn Center today issued warnings about the dangers of excessive summer heat as Arizona prepares for record breaking temperatures. Read More

  • May 12, 2017
    First psychotic episode? Seek early treatment

    Ask a Doc: Research shows that the longer the psychosis remains untreated, the more brain damage can occur. Read More