Who: Any adult University of Maryland patient can volunteer.
What: The UM Genetics BIObank is a collection of blood samples and health information that is used for research. Participation requires a one-time visit for a blood draw and questionnaire.
Why: Medical researchers need to use human samples to look for ways to prevent, diagnose, or treat health problems. The BIObank is vital resource used to support long-term research for disease treatment and prevention.
The future of medicine starts with you! Your privacy is important to us, and we will use best practices to protect your samples and data.
Principal Investigator: Alan Shuldiner, MD