Phil Farrell, MD, PhD, and Mei Baker, MD, Awarded Grant from The Legacy of Angels Foundation

Phil Farrell, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator, and Mei Baker, MD, Co-Principal Investigator, were recently awarded a 3-year grant in the amount of $717,045 for the grant entitled, “Assessing the Added Value of Whole Genome Sequencing in Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screening.” This grant from The Legacy of Angels Foundation provides additional funding to complement research done in Dr. HuiChuan Lai’s FIRST study supported by NIH and Cystific Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) to add whole genome sequencing (WGS) assessment. We anticipate that the WGS data will help explain the onset and course of cystic fibrosis (CF) to aid clinical decision making in the care of children with CF.