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2017

Pediatric Neurogeneticist Wins National Award for Contributions to Neuroscience

San Diego–May 08, 2017—The Director of Neurodevelopmental Genetics and endowed chair at Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine Joseph Gleeson, M.D., is the first recipient of the Constance Lieber Prize for Innovation in Developmental Neuroscience. The award recognizes transformative contributions in developmental neuroscience leading to new treatments by an investigator under 55 years of age. […]

May 8, 2017

Noted Sanford Burnham Prebys Scientist Joins Forces with Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine to Help Fight Childhood Brain Cancer

Robert Wechsler-Reya, PhD, named program director for Neuro-Oncology San Diego – March 20, 2017 – Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) announced that Robert Wechsler-Reya, PhD, has been named program director for the Joseph Clayes III Research Center for Neuro-Oncology and Genomics at RCIGM. Wechsler-Reya, a professor at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute […]

March 20, 2017

Genomic Sequencing Identifies Gene Variant for Kawasaki Disease Susceptibility

Rady Children’s, UC San Diego Researchers Use Novel Whole Genome Sequencing Kawasaki disease (KD) is the most common acquired heart disease in children. Untreated, roughly one-quarter of children with KD develop coronary artery aneurysms—balloon-like bulges of heart vessels – that may ultimately result in heart attacks, congestive heart failure or sudden death. The causative agent […]

February 2, 2017

2016

Rady Children’s One of Six Children’s Hospitals Uniting to Improve Pediatric Health

Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium integrates genomic care, advances research, educational efforts San Diego – Sept. 14, 2016 – Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is one of six founding children’s hospitals that has signed an agreement to form the Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium, a cutting-edge collaboration of children’s hospitals inspired by the vision of philanthropist […]

September 14, 2016

Distinguished Leaders in Life Sciences and Genomics Join Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine

Todd Laird Assumes Role of Chief Operating Officer and David Dimmock, MD as Medical Director San Diego –July 5, 2016 – Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego continues to build its Institute for Genomic Medicine by recruiting Todd Laird as the Chief Operating Officer and Dr. David Dimmock as the Medical Director. “Todd Laird has over 30 […]

July 5, 2016

Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine to Host Leading Researchers Studying Genome Sequencing for Newborns

San Diego – May 25, 2016 – Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine is hosting genomics researchers from across the nation to confer on their progress in determining whether sequencing of newborns’ genomes can provide useful medical information beyond what current newborn screening already provides. The Newborn Sequencing In Genomic medicine and public HealTh (NSIGHT) […]

May 25, 2016

Dr. Stephen Kingsmore Sets Guinness World Records Title for Fastest Genetic Diagnosis

Celebration Held on National DNA Day in San Diego, the “Genomics Capital of the World” SKingsmore_FINALAN DIEGO, April 25, 2016 — Stephen Kingsmore, M.D., D.Sc., president and CEO of Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, is the official title holder of the Guinness World Records® designation for fastest genetic diagnosis, […]

April 25, 2016

$10 Million Gift will Fund Research Center Focused on Finding the Genetic Causes of Childhood Brain Cancer

Center Created within Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine San Diego – March 28, 2016 – Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego announced today the establishment of the Joseph Clayes III Research Center for Neuro-Oncology and Genomics within the Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine. Made possible by a $10 million endowment, the Center aims to accelerate […]

March 28, 2016

2015

World-Renowned Genetics Researcher Named to Lead Rady Pediatric Genomics Institute

San Diego – Sept. 21, 2015 – The Rady Pediatric Genomics and Systems Medicine Institute at Rady Children’s announced today it has named pediatric genomics researcher Stephen F. Kingsmore, MD, DSc, to lead the Institute as its President and CEO. Among his pioneering achievements, Dr. Kingsmore developed the 50 hour genome, a process by which […]

September 21, 2015

Leading Pediatric Neurogenetics Researcher Named as First Chair within Rady Pediatric Genomics Institute

Dr. Joseph Gleeson Will Build Program in Pediatric Neurogenetics San Diego – July 20, 2015 – Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego has identified its first-ever Endowed Chair within the Rady Pediatric Genomics and Systems Medicine Institute: pediatric neurogeneticist Dr. Joseph Gleeson. Dr. Gleeson’s pioneering work will be supported by a $2.5 million endowment for neuroscience provided […]

July 20, 2015