05 Nov University of Wisconsin Center for Rare Diseases recognized by National Organization for Rare Disorders
The University of Wisconsin Center for Rare Diseases has been selected as a National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) Rare Disease Center of Excellence.
The UW Center for Rare Diseases, a new joint collaboration between the Division of Genetics and Metabolism in the Department of Pediatrics and the UW Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine, joins a highly select group of 31 sites across the country.
The UW Center for Rare Diseases is co-led by Kim Keppler-Noreuil, MD, professor of pediatrics and chief, Division of Genetics and Metabolism, and Stephen Meyn, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and director, UW Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine, both of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.
The Centers of Excellence program was created by NORD with goals of fostering knowledge sharing between experts across the country, connecting patients to appropriate specialists regardless of disease or geography and accelerating progress in rare disease diagnosis, treatment and research. Read more …