We believe that every young person deserves to have a healthy childhood free from disease, disability, or pain. Our research is aimed at speeding the transfer of new discoveries, treatments, and cures out of the research laboratories and into the hands of pediatricians and other specialists.
Our initiatives range from helping make medications safer and more effective for children to helping provide new insights and tools to better understand and treat autism. One of our major initiatives is research aimed at improving ADHD/ADD treatments.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
One of the most challenging and increasingly prevalent health issues is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD can be a serious issue for both our military veterans and civilians, including first-responders, law enforcement officers, and others who have experienced traumatic events. It is a major public health issue. An estimated 7.8 percent of Americans will experience PTSD at some point in their lives. About 3.6 percent of U.S. adults aged 18 to 54 (5.2 million people) have PTSD during the course of a given year. We are researching improved methods to diagnose and treat PTSD guided by advanced genomic technologies.
Personalized genomic medicine has the potential to prevent and cure many of the diseases from which so many suffer. We aim to make this medical technology available to everyone, regardless of social or economic status. We therefore wish to integrate cutting edge technology into community health programs so that everyone can have access to new medical breakthroughs.
We recognize that to make new treatments and cures available to patients, health care professionals must be kept up to date in their understanding of the latest technology and practices. To make personalized genomic medicine available to as many people as possible, we understand that this also requires a 21st century health care work force.
We therefore are creating programs to educate clinical laboratory technologists and other health care professionals in personalized genomic medicine in association with Florida Gulf Coast University’s College of Health Professions and Social Work. From formal technology education programs, to workshops and symposia for physicians and allied health care professionals, we aim to spread awareness and better understanding of precision genomic medicine throughout the medical communities.