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The biospecimen repository administration certificate program prepares students to oversee the business and administrative operations of a biospecimen repository. The collection, storage and distribution of biological samples such as blood and tissue for research and personalized medicine is changing how researchers and doctors look at health, disease and treatments. Biobanks, or biospecimen repositories, found in hospitals, research institutions, laboratories, academic sites and pharmaceutical companies, need trained and capable leaders who can oversee the business, technical and operational aspects of the site including regulatory and informatics pieces. Leaders also need to apply best practices, existing regulations, and current methods and standards for the proper management of biospecimen repositories.
Focusing on collection, storage and disbursement of samples, the program includes ethical and practical considerations of biospecimen resource management and operations, resource evaluation and implementation, and project management. Related business concepts such as cost-benefit analytics, personnel and sustainability of the repository are also covered in the program. Emphasizing principles of ethical and quality practices, this program will prepare students to work in this highly regulated field.
The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.
The following dates are for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Applications are prioritized by student qualifications and date of application with early applications receiving higher priority. Admission for each semester will be limited to 30 students.
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