First Citizens Supports GGC's Telehealth Initiative

Gift will improve access to services

December 20, 2016 – First Citizens Bank Foundation has provided $30,000 to the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Foundation to support their telehealth initiative.

Telehealth is a way for patients to receive services including physical exams, counseling and consultations virtually, from a provider in another location. GGC is began its telehealth program in November between its offices in Florence and Charleston, with plans to expand it statewide next year.

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GGC Begins Telegenetics Initiative

Program will improve access to services

December 14, 2016 – Though the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) has five clinical offices across South Carolina (Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, and Greenwood), barriers still exist that make accessing genetic services difficult for many families. To address that need, the Center has embarked on a telehealth initiative in partnership with the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance.

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GGC Winter 2016 Friends of the Center Newsletter

The latest GGC Friends of the Center newsletter is available for pdf download by clicking the cover below.

You can also view it here.

Winter.newsletter 2016 cover web

 

Recruitment underway for Rett Syndrome Newron trial

Newron Pharmaceuticals is conducting a research trial to evaluate the safety, tolerability and efficacy of an investigational product called Sarizotan in reducing respiratory abnormalities in patients with Rett Syndrome

Patients may be eligible who:

  • are 13 years and older,
  • have a body weight of at least 25 kg (55 lbs), and
  • experience multiple episodes of breath holding (apnea) while awake during the day.

For additional details and contact information, see the study flyer and clinicaltrials.gov website below.

Study flyer

Study website

*Note GGC is not a participating center in this trial.

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