World’s First Gene Therapy Clinical Trial for Glycogen Storage Disease Approved by FDA April 26, 2018

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.

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Now One Step Closer Toward Finding a Cure for IBD Thanks to a Seven-Figure Gift to Create First Endowed Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease February 9, 2018

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 Physician Researcher Drafts Part of the Recently Passed Children’s Health Insurance Program Extension Legislation February 5, 2018

Connecticut Children’s is proud to announce that our own physician researcher and Chief Research Officer, Glenn Flores, MD, played a direct role in drafting language for the recently passed Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) re-authorization legislation.

Connecticut Children’s Doctor Co-Authors Nationwide Study that Uses Personalized Medicine to Predict Complications in Children Newly Diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease March 17, 2017

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.

Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Alliance Gift Helps Expand Clinical Trials for Cancer Research at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center February 22, 2017

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 Cancer Physician Leading IBM’s Global Crowdsourcing Research Effort “Smash Childhood Cancer” in the United States January 31, 2017

A Connecticut physician is seeking the public’s help in finding new effective treatments for childhood cancers.  Along with a team of international researchers and IBM, Ching Lau, MD, is actively searching for the right drug compound that could affect the key molecules and proteins that control cancer cells in several common childhood cancers. Finding drug candidates can be an expensive and slow process.

Leading Oncologist and Cancer Researcher Ching C. Lau Joins Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, The Jackson Laboratory, and UConn School of Medicine October 7, 2016

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) for Genomic Medicine, and the UConn School of Medicine have made their first joint appointment: the distinguished pediatric oncologist and cancer researcher Ching C. Lau, M.D., Ph.D.

World’s Top Researcher on Rare, Genetic Liver Disease Coming to Connecticut September 19, 2016

Leading pediatric endocrinologist and scientist, Dr. David A. Weinstein and his world-renowned Glycogen Storage Disease (GSD) Program is moving to Connecticut’s UConn School of Medicine and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in early 2017.

Connecticut Children’s Ear, Nose and Throat Expert Spearheading Breakthrough Research on Pediatric Ear Infections August 31, 2016

Dr. Tulio A. Valdez of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s Division of Otolaryngology has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences for his research pertaining to the use of specialized equipment in treating pediatric middle ear infections.

Top Pediatric Endocrinologist Coming to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center & UConn Health July 25, 2016

Dr. Emily L. Germain-Lee, a world-renowned pediatric endocrinologist, has been recruited to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and UConn School of Medicine from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.

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