Dr. Marina Cuchel speaks about Lecithin Cholesterol Acyltransferase (LCAT) deficiency, a genetic disorder that affects the body’s ability to process cholesterol. It is characterized by cloudiness of the clear front surface of the eye (corneal opacities), a shortage of red blood cells (hemolytic anemia), and kidney failure.
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The central hub for clinical research is the Office of Clinical Research, whose goal is to foster collaborative and innovative research that pursues new ways to care for our patients, accelerates patients’ access to experimental therapy and provides Penn Medicine physicians opportunities to engage in our research mission.
AACI Clinical Research Innovation 2023 Abstracts and Posters book is now available featuring seven abstracts, posters from ACC-CRU Clinical Research Professionals
An initiative developed at the ACC-CRU engages CRPs by encouraging them to develop proposals for projects aimed at improving the process of conducting clinical research.
Penn Medicine BioBank featured in Philadelphia Inquirer- Health
Link: Philadelphia Inquirer - Health (Penn Medicine BioBank) More than 260,000 people have signed up to participate in the project, called Penn Medicine BioBank,agreeing to have their samples stored in secure, negative-80 degree freezers. By cross-referencing participants’ DNA with their electronic health records,researchers have discovered genetic variants related to heart disease, hearing loss, diabetes, glaucoma, and muscular dystrophy, among other conditions.