This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the world’s first gene therapy clinical trial for Glycogen Storage Disease (GSD). This ground breaking clinical trial focusing on GSD Type Ia will be hosted by the GSD Program at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and UConn Health under the direction of leading pediatric endocrinologist and scientist David Weinstein, MD, MMSc.
Injuries are the leading cause of death for children in the United States, however nearly all of them can be prevented. To raise awareness and help keep children safe, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Safe Kids Connecticut are hosting the annual Safe Kids Day.
Families can find it overwhelming to arrange all of the medical care and social services needed for their children. Care coordinators offer powerful advocacy and support to help ease that burden for families. Not only do they help enhance outcomes for children by connecting them to needed services and resources, but they also help to lower health care costs by reducing the duplication of services families receive across the various sectors serving children and families.
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and St. Vincent’s Medical Center announced today a new community alliance that will enhance neonatal care for families locally. Under the agreement, Connecticut Children’s neonatologists will provide 24/7 physician coverage for the St. Vincent’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This collaboration reflects an ongoing investment by St. Vincent’s to expand services for mothers and children and is consistent with Connecticut Children’s mission of providing world-class pediatric care close to home.
Experts agree identifying developmental and behavioral concerns early and getting help for children is crucial to ensuring optimal outcomes. However, such concerns often go undetected.
Resources from the federally-launched Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! developmental promotion and screening initiative, which are available to parents, teachers and providers on the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) website and other federal websites, are also now available in extended form on the Help Me Grow National Center website.
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center welcomes back nationally recognized pediatric cardiac surgeon Dennis M. Mello, MD as Clinical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery for the organization. Dr. Mello will lead a revitalized pediatric cardiac surgery program at Connecticut Children’s designed to provide the highest quality care to patients with congenital heart disease in Connecticut and beyond.
The Jordan Porco Foundation will present Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center (IPC) with their Community Mental Health Advocate of the Year Award at the 7th annual Jordan’s Journey gala that will be held on April 7, 2018 at Foxwoods Resort and Casino.
Thanks to an extraordinarily generous seven-figure gift from the Mandell-Braunstein family, the Center for Digestive Diseases at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center has established The Mandell-Braunstein Family Endowed Chair for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The gift will allow the Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Connecticut Children’s to expand both its research and clinical treatment efforts, which have already earned the Gastroenterology Division a designation as one of the best in the nation from U.S. News and World Report.
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center has committed itself to a new level of transparency for our patients and families through an expanded partnership with NRC Health, one of our patient experience survey vendors.