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Andrew Godwin

Andrew K. Godwin, Ph.D., Director, Biospecimen Repository Core Facility

Chancellor's Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Sciences Endowed Professor
Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center
Director, Molecular Oncology, University of Kansas Medical Center
Deputy Director for Translational Research, The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Biorepository Coordinator for the HICTR Translational Technologies Resource Center
KBA Eminent Scholar

Dr. Andrew Godwin oversees the Biospecimen Repository Core Facility (BRCF), including:

  • Working with leadership of The University of Kansas Cancer Center and the University of Kansas Medical Center to obtain the necessary resources to support the further development of this facility
  • Managing personnel within the BRCF with the focus on informed consent, tissue/bodily fluid acquisition and sample annotation
  • Establishing policies regarding standard operating procedures
  • Presiding over the Internal Review Board for the BRCF

Dr. Godwin earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular Biology from the University of Kansas and his Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania.


Rashna Madan, MBBS, Assistant Director, Biospecimen Repository Core Facility

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Kansas Medical Center
Director, Surgical Pathology Fellowship, University of Kansas Medical Center
Director, Post-Sophomore Fellowship in Pathology, University of Kansas Medical Center

Rashna Madan oversees tissue collection from surgical pathology and core histology activities to:

  • Increase the collection of quality tumor tissue samples
  • Oversee the appropriate utilization and selection of tissue from the archived paraffin-embedded tumor samples of the University of Kansas Medical Center Surgical Pathology Department
  • Provide quality control for all BRCF tissue samples via histologic verification

Dr. Madan did her medical training (MBBS) at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India, and completed a residency in anatomic/clinical pathology at Montefiore Medical Center, New York. She also completed a fellowship in oncologic pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and a fellowship in cytopathology at Montefiore Medical Center. She is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology.

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Michele Park, BA, Database Project Manager, Biospecimen Repository Core Facility

Michele Park oversees all aspects of data management including clinical annotation of samples, identifying samples for disbursement and tracking of samples for the BRCF at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. She earned her Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Kansas.

Lauren DiMartino

Lauren DiMartion, AAS, Program Development Manager, Biospecimen Repository Core Facility

Lauren DiMartino oversees all consenting efforts for the BRCF at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. She earned her Associate's degree in Occupational Science from Heritage College.

Alex Webster

Alex Webster, BS, Clinical Laboratory Supervisor, Biospecimen Repository Core Facility

Alex Webster oversees the processing, banking and annotation of bodily fluids donated by individuals participating in the BRCF at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology from Oklahoma State University.

Anh Pham

Anh Pham, BS, Clinical Laboratory Supervisor, Biospecimen Repository Core Facility

Anh Pham oversees the processing, banking and delivery of biospecimen samples donated by individuals participating in the BRCF at the University of Kansas Cancer Center. She earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in Chemistry with a minor in Biology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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Alec Voss, BS, Laboratory Technician, Biospecimen Repository Core Facility

Alec Voss processes, banks, and delivers biospecimen samples donated by individuals participating in the BRCF at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. He graduated from Rockhurst University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. 

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Baidan Geele, AAS, Clinical Data Coordinator, Biospecimen Repository Core Facility

Baidan Geele provides data management and clinical annotation for specimens for the BRCF at the University of Kansas Cancer Center. She earned her Associate in Applied Science in Health Information Management.

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Jake Henley, AA, Clinical Data Coordinator, Biospecimen Repository Core Facility

Jake Henley provides data management and clinical annotation of specimens for the BRCF at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. He earned his Associate in Arts from Metropolitan Community College Kansas City.

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Polly Haun, BS, BA, Research Coordinator, Biospecimen Repository Core Facility

Polly Haun consents patients and facilitates the collection of biospecimen donations for the BRCF at The University of Kansas Cancer Center's Indian Creek location. She earned dual Bachelor's degrees in Biological Sciences and Spanish from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Emily Coolbaugh, BA,  Lead Research Coordinator, Biospecimen Repository Core Facility

Emily Coolbaugh consents patients and facilitates the collection of biospecimen donations in the surgical units and manages the CPTAC project at The University of Kansas Hospital for the BRCF at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from The University of Missouri - Kansas City.

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Eric Johnson, BA, Clinical Data Coordinator, Biospecimen Repository Core Facility

Eric Johnson provides data management and clinical annotation of specimens for the BRCF at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. He earned his certification in Health Information Management Systems from Johnson County Community College and his Bachelor degree in Psychology with an emphasis in psycholinguistics from The University of Kansas.

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Rachel Marshall, AOS, Research Coordinator, Biospecimen Repository Core Facility

Rachel Marshall consents patients and facilitates the collections of biospecimen donations at the Westood location of The University of Kansas Hospital for the BRCF at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. She earned her Associate's Degree in Occupational Science and Massage Therapy at Heritage College.

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Sophia McCormick, BS, Hematology Research Coordinator, Biospecimen Repository Core Facility

Sophia McCormick consents patients and facilitates the collections of biospecimen donations for the BRCF at The University of Kansas Cancer Center's Westwood Location and at The University of Kansas Hospital, focusing on BMT/Heme patients. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Truman State University.

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Grant Brady, BA, Histology Laboratory Coordinator, Biospecimen Repository Core Facility

Grant Brady processes and banks biospecimen samples donated by individuals participating in the BRCF at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience from Lake Forest College.

Erica Ramos

Erica Ramos, Research Assistant, Biospecimen Repository Core Facility

Erica Ramos, processes, banks and delivers biospecimen samples donated by individuals participating in the BRCF at the University of Kansas Cancer Center. She graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Biology from Newman University in Wichita, KS.

Zach Seitz

Zachary Seitz, Research Assistant, Biospecimen Repository Core Facility

Zachary Seitz, processes, banks and delivers biospecimen samples donated by individuals participating in the BRCF at the University of Kansas Cancer Center. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Southeast Missouri State University.

Maura Kluthe

Maura Kluthe, Histotechnician, Biospecimen Repository Core Facility

Maura Kluthe, processes, banks and delivers biospecimen samples donated by individuals participating in the BRCF at the University of Kansas Cancer Center. She graduated at Blackburn College with a BA in Biology and minor in Environmental Science. She spent a year gaining experience in research at Washington University School of Medicine.

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Monica Mays, Research Coordinator, Biospecimen Repository Core Facility

Monica organizes patient consent and facilitates the collection of biospecimen donations in the surgical units at The University of Kansas Hospital for the BRCF at The University of Kansas Cancer Center.  She has been with The University of Kansas Health System for 5 years.

Last modified: Jun 18, 2019
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