For the last 32 years, former CHTN Southern Division Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. William Grizzle, and Division Coordinator, Kathy Sexton, dedicated their professional lives to improving the world of biorepository sciences and assisting the research community by establishing and growing the CHTN into the most reliable biospecimen resource for the scientific community. In 1987, the CHTN Southern Division, formerly located at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), was awarded one of the first of the three original CHTN grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Although the CHTN is happy to report the NCI agreed to support the highly valuable resource for another five-year funding cycle, the CHTN Southern Division has changed locations and is now located at Duke University. This means we have to say good-bye to two of the founding members of the CHTN, Kathy Sexton and Dr. Bill Grizzle.
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The Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN) and the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) are closely linked. For example, Dee McGarvey, CHTN Eastern Division Coordinator, prepared two ISBER webinars on Best Practices, one on Safety and another on Specimen Collection and Processing.
Members of the CHTN divisions are participating in several ISBER activities at this week’s 2017 Annual Meeting of ISBER in Toronto, Canada (May 9-12). CHTN members attending and participating in this week’s activities include:Dee McGarvey, CHTN Eastern Division Coordinator Zack Von Menchhofen, CHTN Eastern Division IT Representative Craig Rumpel, CHTN Mid-Atlantic Division Coordinator Dr. Leona W. Ayers, CHTN Midwestern Division Principal Investigator Randy Mandt, CHTN Midwestern Division Coordinator Dr. William E. Grizzle, CHTN Southern Division Principal Investigator Kathy C. Sexton, CHTN Southern Division Coordinator
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