Rady Children's Hospital, a member of the Sanford Children's Genomic Medicine Consortium, is making headlines. A project that leverages rapid genome sequencing technology to identify the cause of severe disease in infants was recently featured in the Washington Post. The article, "Rapid genome sequencing could revolutionize health care for acutely ill babies," highlights the promise of using new and emerging genetic technologies to identify the cause and potential life-saving treatments in critically ill infants.
Banner University Medical Center and the UAHS Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine are key members in the consortium, which includes seven major children’s hospitals throughout the United States: Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center [Tucson], Rady Children’s Hospital [San Diego], Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Children’s Hospital Colorado [Denver], Sanford Children’s Hospital [Sioux Falls and Fargo], Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota [Minneapolis and St. Paul], and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital [Miami]. The Consortium is a cutting-edge effort to use the tools of genomic medicine to bring precision medicine to the bedside in pediatric care. The Consortium collaborates in projects fostering clinical innovation, patient advocacy, research and education. TCAG2M's own Dr. Gene Hoyme serves as medical director for the Consortium.