The Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine, under the direction of Stephen Kingsmore, M.D., D.Sc., will be a groundbreaking pediatric research facility, bringing together the talent, technology and resources to transform the diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases.
The Institute seeks to:
- Translate research findings into new clinical tests and treatments to improve patient outcomes.
- Enhance the knowledge in this field among current and future healthcare providers.
- Generate and share data and discoveries with other researchers.
The Institute will bring together world-class scientists and clinicians into a shared research infrastructure, one that will enable them to accelerate the translation of research discoveries into prevention, diagnosis, treatment and ultimately cures for childhood diseases.
The Institute will serve as a center of excellence for organizing the resources necessary to effectively translate the discoveries of genetic and genomic research from “bench to bedside.” It will work closely with UC San Diego and establish relationships with other academic and research institutions, companies involved in genomics research and other children’s hospitals to advance the mission of the Institute.
The Institute will develop an integrated approach to personalized medicine that will include epigenomics (how environmental factors contribute to disease), metabolomics (how substances involved in metabolism influence disease) and proteomics (how proteins are linked to disease). This research will provide us with a comprehensive view of a child’s health status and risk factors for disease.
Thanks to generous support from Ernest Rady and the Rady family, and a commitment of additional support from the Hospital, we are on our way to realizing this vision.
Genomic sequencing will soon begin on infants for clinical diagnosis in the neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care units, where it is most urgently needed. Learn more in the video below.
The Genomics Institute is recruiting. Click here for open positions.
In the News
- The Genetic Link Between Autism and Epilepsy, The Atlantic, features Joseph Gleeson, M.D.
- The World Record That Could Save Lives, San Diego Magazine, features Stephen Kingsmore, M.D., D.Sc.
- Although Still in Infancy, DNA Sequencing Rapidly Evolving, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, features Stephen Kingsmore, M.D., D.Sc., and the Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine.
- $10 Million Gift Broadens Reach of Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine, The San Diego Union-Tribune, features patient Gemma Guion, Stephen Kingsmore, M.D., D.Sc., and John Crawford, M.D.
- Ron Roberts Unveils Child Wellness Plan, The San Diego Union-Tribune, features the Rady Pediatric Genomic and Systems Medicine Institute.
- San Diego Blood Bank Partners with Illumina for Genomics Research, KPBS, features Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.
- Young Patient Faces New Struggles Years After DNA Sequencing, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, features Stephen Kingsmore, M.D., D.Sc.
- Whole Genome Sequencing Time Cut to Just 26 Hours, Newsweek, features Stephen Kingsmore, M.D., D.Sc., and the Rady Pediatric Genomic and Systems Medicine Institute.
- Genetic Testing in Newborns Gets a Critical Breakthrough, Time Magazine, features Stephen Kingsmore, M.D., D.Sc., and Rady Pediatric Genomics and Systems Medicine Institute.
- New Rady Genomic CEO Out to Make History, The San Diego Union-Tribune, features Stephen Kingsmore, M.D., D.Sc, and Rady Pediatric Genomics and Systems Medicine Institute.
- Joseph Gleeson Comes to Rady Pediatric Genomics and Systems Medicine Institute, California Healthline, features Joseph Gleeson, M.D.
- Pediatric Genetics Researcher Returns to Rady, The San Diego Union-Tribune, features Joseph Gleeson, M.D.
- Rady Launches Birth Defects Project, U-T San Diego, features Christina Chambers, Ph.D.
- Rady Auxiliary Gets its Genes On, U-T San Diego
Video: Rapid genomic testing for critically ill infants
For more information on our plans and funding needs for the Institute, click here, or contact Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation at 858-966-5950.