Interested in collecting samples from one of the largest local health systems? This is an opportunity to collaborate with Kaiser Permanente to collect samples that will enhance their existing biobank.
The Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research (KPCHR), in collaboration with OCTRI, is offering another opportunity for OHSU investigators to guide a specimen-collection effort at Kaiser Permanente Northwest. The NW Biobank at Kaiser Permanente is currently collaborating with OHSU investigators on two projects: risk biomarkers of a common antithrombosis drug and genetic markers for ovarian cancer. (Learn more about these projects.)
Grant applications often fail because investigators lack access to the needed biological samples or because the cost of acquiring samples is prohibitive. A researcher taking advantage of this opportunity could be in the position to submit a very compelling application, particularly given the extremely robust electronic medical record at Kaiser Permanente Northwest. Researchers with existing programs of funded research could benefit significantly by augmenting their existing sample resources with a new collection.
- Meeting with the NW Biobank Director, Katrina Goddard, PhD, must be scheduled by May 26, 2011.
- Dr. Goddard will meet with interested investigators at OHSU on Friday, May 27 and Tuesday, May 31.
- Invited investigators must submit ideas should by June 20.
Eligibility: OHSU PI Eligibility Requirements.
Learn more and set up a meeting with Dr. Goddard at www.octri.org/nwbiobank.