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New UT System Health Biobank to advance scientific discovery

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Author: GSBS | Category: In The News | February 15, 2017

The University of Texas System is developing a biobank so that multiple UT institutions can more efficiently share data and biological samples used for medical research. 

The UT System Health Biobank (UTSHB) will join the professional expertise and resources of seven large academic research and clinical institutions in the UT System: UTHealth in Houston, UT Health San Antonio, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT Medical Branch, UT Southwestern, UT Health Northeast and UT Rio Grande Valley.

UTHealth, which already is established as a top national center of biobanking and biobank-related research, will lead the collaborative effort.

“Once in place, the UTSHB network will speed scientific discovery and translation of these findings into patient care, and will make the research of UT faculty more competitive for grant funding,” said Ray Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D., UT System executive vice chancellor for health affairs.

The UT System has dedicated $3.5 million to support the implementation of a biobank software platform. Three institutions will participate in a pilot phase of the initiative, and once complete, the remaining sites will be added.

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