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 


 Wittson Hall 3005A

 Ted Mikuls, MD,
 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, MD
Nebraska Cardiovascular Biobank and Registry:  Cardiovascular tissues including atrial, ventricular, atheroma’s, arterial and venous tissues, blood, plasma and serum collected from multiple cohorts including patients presenting for cardiac transplant, left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implant and coronary artery bypass grafting (CAGB). Tissues also are collected from patients who present with an acute myocardial infarction, chest pain and atypical chest pain. Tissues are identified and study subjects are consented for genetic phenotyping, cell line generation, indefinite chart review and for the creation of patient databases and registries.  >1000         LTC 12717

 Daniel R. Anderson, MD, PhD

Phone: 402-559-8129

 Arteriovenous Fistula Tissue Bank:
 vein, serum, plasma, frozen tissue
 (OCT), plastic and paraffin blocks
 19      CRC UT4 3447  Linda Wilkie, VT, BS
 Phone: 402-559-7649
 Diabetes and Obesity Registry and Biobank  In Development  In Development

 Jennifer Larsen, M.D. / Linda Wilkie, VT, BS Phone: 402-559-7649

 Lymphoid Malignancies, Frozen Serum  5350  LTC 11736 "C" 30  Martin Bast
 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
Nebraska Biobank


  Linda Wilkie, VT, BS
 Phone: 402-559-7649
 Human Epithelial Cells and Airway

 40 Human Bronchial
 60 cell lines - Human
 Bronchial Epithelial

 Room 1022
 Steve Rennard, MD
 Phone: 402-559-7313