Connecticut Children’s Center for Care Coordination is sharing its expertise with professionals from around the state through its 2nd annual Care Coordination Forum, which will be held May 3rd in Rocky Hill. Registration is now open.
Using a patient’s personal genetic makeup, a team of medical researchers led by a Connecticut Children’s gastroenterologist has discovered a new way to predict if a child newly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease will require major surgery within 3 to 5 years.
The Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center is currently accepting applications for The Hayley Petit Injury and Violence Prevention Fellowship. The fellowship gives four college women an opportunity to study injury and violence prevention from Connecticut Children’s faculty who are national experts in the field.
A $500,000 gift from the Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Alliance will help Connecticut Children’s Medical Center expand the availability of clinical trials to adolescents and young adults with cancer, a patient population that has not seen as many therapeutic advances in cancer treatment over the past 30 years as compared with younger and older patient populations. The new gift brings the Alliance’s total giving to Connecticut Children’s to $1 million in memory of Gene and Lorraine Saccos’ son, Reid, who died in 2005 at the age of 20, following a two-year battle with sarcoma.
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a national leader in the field of community child health and is now launching a new learning collaborative to share its community child health experiences, lessons learned, and tools with select children’s hospitals around the country.