Our Clinical Genome Center is authorized to perform clinical grade genomic diagnostic testing, and has been awarded Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) certification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as well as accreditation from the College of American Pathologists and a Clinical Laboratory License from the State of California.
Dr. Kingsmore – State Proclamation
The California State Legislature honored Dr. Stephen Kingsmore on Feb. 26, 2018, with a proclamation “in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of science” and his leadership and commitment “to improving the lives of the most fragile children hospitalized in neonatal and pediatric intensive care units.”
The Institute’s Information Technology and Bioinformatics team, under the direction of Narayanan Veeraraghavan, received the 2017 Bio-IT World Best Practices Award for engineering the rapid Whole Genome Sequencing pipeline.
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Constance Lieber Prize awarded to Joseph Gleeson, MD
Pediatric Neurogeneticist Joseph Gleeson, MD, received the Constance Lieber Prize for Innovation in Developmental Neuroscience in June 2017.
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Grant funding is an important source of support for our research studies, and we constantly seek opportunities to compete for funding. Among our grant awards are:
-RCIGM role: Pediatric site, participation in four collaborative projects.
Currently, rapid whole genome sequencing is not covered by health insurance and is offered at the Institute only through research protocols. As a result, our work and all WGS testing is underwritten through grant funding and generous philanthropic support. The Institute has received the following major philanthropic gifts.