Victor Center was recently highlighted in B’nai B’rith Magazine’s spring edition. Our own Debbie Wasserman, Genetic Counselor for the National Victor Center, was featured in the article. Click here to read the full story.
Victor Center would like to remind everyone that February 28 is Rare Disease Day 2018. This year, events observing Rare Disease Day are happening in over 80 countries and regions. This year’s theme is research. Families and patients have an important role in research. We would like to extend our
Our Medical Director, Dr. Saima Aftab, was recently published in South Florida Parenting magazine. In her article, Dr. Aftab gives an educational overview and issues to consider around preconception screening. The leadership of Victor Center has identified knowledge and awareness as a key initiative.
Victor Center is excited to announce its recent move to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. With a new national office, we plan to maintain and expand upon nation-wide collaborative work of Victor Center in preconception education and access to genetic screening services. Nicklaus Children’s has been a regional affiliate of Victor Center
Boston Medical Center & Einstein Victor Center partner for community outreach. Boston Medical Center recently partnered with the Einstein Victor Center to bring Jewish genetic disease awareness and education to the Greater Boston area. Dr. Jodi Hoffman, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and a board
On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017, the Einstein Victor Center will be participating in Rare Disease Day. Rare Disease Day is an international effort to bring awareness to diseases which affect small percentage of the population. According to www.RareDiseaseDay.org, this is defined in the United States as diseases which affect less
Interesting articles from the New York Times In early December, 2016, Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act, a sweeping health measure designed to bring funding and changes to numerous areas of healthcare. The Precision Medicine Initiative, which was included in the bill, aims to use genetic information to research
Einstein Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases Advises: Get Your Inside Story By Jeff Meade Screening for Tay-Sachs—a fatal neurological disease affecting young children—has been widely embraced within the Jewish community for decades and is regarded as one of the true success stories in the field of