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"Biobanking: Navigating the Practical, Ethical and Regulatory Pathways"
Date: Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010
Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Room 1.204 of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) Location S


In an upcoming forum, the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) will bring together representatives from UC, UC Health University Hospital and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center to discuss issues and regulations surrounding biobanking.

Open to researchers, administrators and staff from UC, CCHMC and Academic Health Center (AHC) affiliates, the forum will:

    * Review the regulations governing the collection and use of biological samples
    * Review the ethical issues surrounding the use of biological samples
    * Discuss the practical implementation of biological specimen repositories
    * Discuss maximizing access to and use of biological specimen repositories

An overview of some of the biobanking initiatives underway at the AHC, investigators’ perspectives and implementation challenges will be offered to inform debate. The program will be moderated by Jeremy Corsmo, director of the CCHMC Office of Research Compliance & Regulatory Affairs (ORCRA). Featured speakers include:
    * Mike Linke, PhD, chair, UC Institutional Review Board (IRB)
    * Susan Pinney, PhD, associate professor, environmental health
    * John Hutton, MD, director, CCHMC Biomedical Informatics
    * Paul Volek, MPH, administrative director, UC Health University Hospital
    * Michael Barnes, PhD, director, Cincinnati Biorepository, CCHMC
    * Matthew Sperling, principal research assistant, emergency medicine
    * Geoffrey Pinski, JD, director, UC Office of Entrepreneurial Affairs and Technology Commercialization

In addition, follow-up on the Aug. 27, 2010 forum on Intellectual Property in Research will be provided.

For more information:

Contact Elizabeth Heubi at (513) 803-2612 or

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