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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

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

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.

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