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.

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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 website below.

Study flyer

Study website

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

Susan R. Patterson Award Established at GGC

$30,000 gift will support bioinformatics and computational genomics.

November 10, 2016 – A gift to the Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation by Dr. Walt Patterson, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Lander University, has established the Susan R. Patterson Professional Development Award in Bioinformatics & Computational Genomics in memory of his wife, Susan. The award serves to honor and perpetuate her lifelong devotion to the field of education in mathematics. Susan was also passionate about supporting families and children faced with genetic disorders who are served by GGC.


GGC and Project Hope Foundation Establish 'Helix & Hope' Autism Collaboration

November 9, 2016 – The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) and Project Hope Foundation announce the creation of 'Helix and Hope,' a collaborative program providing an integrated approach to delivering services, support, and research to individuals and families impacted by an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).


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