Drs. Baker, Farrell, and Rock Receive Legacy of Angels Foundation Awards

Congratulations to Michael Rock, MD and Mei Baker, MD/Philip Farrell, MD, PhD on their recent awards from The Legacy of Angels Foundation.

Dr. Rock’s project, “A Multi-Center Study of a New Method of Sweat Testing: the CF Quantum(r) Sweat Test” is a six center study of approximately 300 patients assessing the results of the CFQT compared to GCQPIT/Macroduct system. The project was funded for 2 years at a total of $394,510.

Co-Principal Investigators, Mei Baker, MD and Philip Farrell, MD, PhD, are collaborating with Michael Farrell, MD, at Aurora Health Care on their project, “A Prospective Study of Newborn Screening for Cystic Fibrosis Using a Novel IRT/Next Generation Sequencing Method.” The 2-year project was funded at a total of $589,732 and will prospectively evaluate the usefulness of expanded DNA analyses using a panel of up to 200 CFTR disease-causing mutations identified by a novel next generation sequencing method in newborn screening for cystic fibrosis.