Internal Medicine Biobanks

 Focus of  Bank                                         Number of Samples     Physical Location     Contact Person    

 Veterans Administration Rheumatoid
 Arthritis (VARA) Biospecimen Bank:
 Plasma,  Genomic DNA of veterans 
 with RA. VARA includes DNA, serum
 and plasma from more than 1600 US
 Veterans with RA. Detailed clinical 
 data also available 

  >1600

 Wittson Hall 3005A

 Ted Mikuls, M.D.,
 MSPH  
 Phone: 402-559-8168

 Rheumatoid Arthritis Investigational
 Network (RAIN): Genomic DNA and
 serial serum samples from RAIN-
 conducted randomized trials

 650  Wittson Hall 3006  James O'Dell
 Vascular Disease Biobank: Vascular
 wall specimens
 >100            Daniel Anderson, MD
 Arteriovenous Fistula Tissue Bank:
 vein, serum, plasma, frozen tissue
 (OCT), plastic and paraffin blocks
 19      CRC UT4 3447  LuAnn Larson, RN
 Phone: 402-559-8555
 Diabetes and Obesity Registry and
 Biobank
 In Development  In Development  Jennifer Larson, M.D.
 Lymphoid Malignancies, Frozen Serum  5350  LTC 11736 "C" 30  Martin Blast
 Phone: 402-559-6302
 Thyroid Nodule and Thyroid Cancer
 Registry with biospecimen bank for
 blood urine and tissue
 >800  CRC UT4 3447      Judi Erickson, RN
 Phone: 402-559-4838
 Human EpithelialCells and Airway
 Fibroblasts

 40 Human Bronchial
 Fibroblasts    
 60 cell lines - Human
 Bronchial Epithelial
 Cells

 DRC II
 Room 1022
 Steve Rennard, M.D
 Phone: 402-559-7313

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