Biospecimen Repository Core Facility Staff

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
Associate 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, 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
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, 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
  • Assess and improve diagnostic accuracy in pancreatic, thyroid and bone cytopathology

Madan earned her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degrees from Kasturba Medical College, Maniple, India, and completed a residency in anatomic/clinical pathology at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, 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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