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Beryllium Biobank

Center for Health, Work & Environment


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The Beryllium BioBank consists of a Data Coordinating Center, housed at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus at the Colorado School of Public Health, and a Core Specimen Laboratory, housed at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado.

The Department of Energy, assisted by a group of clinicians and scientists from National Jewish Health, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, East Tennessee Pulmonary Associates, University of California-San Francisco, and University of California- Los Angeles, collected clinical data and specimens for the Beryllium BioBank. The purpose of the repository is to facilitate research by collecting de-identified biological specimens and clinical information from a large number of workers exposed to beryllium. The BioBank does not directly conduct research.
 

The BioBank is a resource for future researchers to: 

  • Identify exposure and genetic risk factors that cause beryllium sensitization and disease
  • Improve the detection of beryllium sensitization and CBD
  • Define new therapeutics to be tested in the treatment of CBD
  • Understand the immune and inflammatory mechanisms that cause beryllium sensitization and CBD
  • Develop new biological markers of exposure, biological effect, and disease
  • Define clinical and physiologic aspects of beryllium sensitization and CBD
This effort is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. ​​
 
​Questions about the Beryllium BioBank?  
Please contact the Data Coordinating Center:
Lee Newman, MD, MA
Colorado School of Public Health
13001 E. 17th Place, B119 HSC
Aurora, CO 80045
303.724.7813
 
Carol Brown, PhD
303.724.4406

 

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Colorado School of Public Health

13001 E. 17th Place
Mail Stop B119
Aurora, CO 80045


303.724.4585
colorado.sph@ucdenver.edu

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