Dr. Hakonarson is director of the Center for Applied Genomics and professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He leads a $40 million commitment from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to genomically characterize approximately 100,000 children, an initiative that has gained nationwide attention in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Time Magazine, Nature, and Science.
The Research Institute's Annual Report 2016, which you can find here, features dozens of inspiring and engaging stories that highlight new programs, our commitment to collaboration and excellence, and how our investigators and staff are leading the way in innovation and driving change in children's care.
Childhood cancer still has its mysteries. Every specimen stored in the Center for Childhood Cancer Research (CCCR) Biorepository, however, is a precious piece of the puzzle: a gift of knowledge made possible by a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia patient's desire to help drive breakthroughs.