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).


SC Genetics Conclave to be held November 18

November 1, 2016 - The next SC Genetics Conclave will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Curry Conference Center on the campus of the Greenwood Genetic Center. This year's topic is 'The Molecular, Microarray, and Metabolomics Era in Genetics and Genomics.' Download the agenda here.

SC Genetics Conclave is open to any interested professionals or students in the medical field. It is free to attend, but we do ask that you register in order for us to plan for lunch. For more information or to register, contact Leta Tribble, PhD, Director of Education at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 864-943-4170.

GGC Part of $1.6 Million NIH Grant to Establish Statewide Pediatric Research Network

October 19, 2016 – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a four-year, $1.6 million grant to the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine to establish a statewide Pediatric Clinical Trials Network. The Greenwood Genetic Center is also participating in the initiative. The purpose of the network is to boost participation in "research that makes a difference" for children and families across South Carolina. The grant places particular emphasis on clinical research to better understand and improve health outcomes for children and families living in rural and medically underserved areas of the state, which is critically important to states like South Carolina.

Neena Champaigne, MD and Lauren Baggett, MS of the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) will lead the Center's participation in this statewide collaboration. "We are very excited to be a part of this multisite initiative," said Champaigne who is the Director of Clinical Services for GGC. "Our participation will allow us to gain experience, develop infrastructure and ultimately enhance our ability to participate in clinical trials for neurodevelopmental disorders."


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