Teaming Up to Improve Pediatric Care
The Sanford Children's Genomic Medicine Consortium is transforming care for children through genomic medicine.
The consortium is made up of seven children's hospitals and inspired by the vision of philanthropist Denny Sanford. The group is committed to improving children's health by integrating genomic medicine into pediatric care.
Led by Gene Hoyme, M.D., medical director of the Sanford Children's Genomic Medicine Consortium, the group is collaborating to:
- Improve diagnosis and treatment in a host of common and rare childhood diseases
- Improve pediatric care through innovative joint research programs and genomic health care workforce development
- Improve genetic and genomic discovery through access to a large, racially and ethnically diverse population
- Develop relationships with industry and governmental entities
- Provide training for physicians, genetic counselors, nurses and other health professionals
Sanford Health has provided a total of $500,000 in seed funding for projects to be completed by consortium members over the next year.