Events / Wendy Chung, MD, PhD

Wendy Chung, MD, PhD

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Connor Auditorium (FLTC)

Precision Medicine Pathway Keynote Address

Wendy Chung, MD, PhD

Chief, Department of Pediatrics
Kennedy Family Professor of Pediatrics in Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital

Presents, “Supporting Equity in Precision Pediatrics”
Hosted by:  Dr. Tim Schedl and Julie Choi (Milbrandt & Jin labs)
In-person only:  Connor Auditorium (FLTC)
Talk abstract: Sequencing-based genomic NBS can significantly expand NBS to numerous rare genetic diseases with a single common platform and provide synergies with traditional newborn screening and across conditions to decrease the cost/condition for screening and de-risk the investment across diseases/companies providing/developing treatments for rare genetic diseases.  Pilot studies of genomic NBS will improve timely access to therapies through identification of infants in an equitable manner.