CSC Welcomes two Research Fellows for 2013-2014

We’re very happy to welcome Abby Benkert and Joshua Wesalo to the CSC team, both 2013 graduates of Franklin & Marshall College. Abby and Josh are exceptional young scientists and will spend one year working on independent research.

Abby Benkert is the 2013-2014 Avery Fellow. She honed her talents working  in the lab of Dr. Robert N. Jinks, Associate Professor of Biology at Franklin & Marshall College,  where she performed functional protein studies of numerous CSC disorders.  As the 2nd Avery Fellow, Abby will focus on the effective treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) by managing various clinical trials and developing laboratory assays for the monitoring of key compounds.

Joshua Wesalo is no stranger to the necessary rigor of independent research. Since his sophomore year at F&M, Josh has worked on the synthesis and purification of the ganglioside GM3 in the lab of Dr. Kenneth Hess, Professor of Chemistry. During his research fellowship, Josh will continue his work on the synthesis of GM3 with the ultimate goal of using this compound to treat GM3 synthase deficiency, a neurologically devastating disorder.

We are committed to training the clinician-scientists of the future and could not be more delighted to have Abby and Josh join our team!

Pictured (L-R): Joshua Wesalo, Kenneth Hess, Abby Benkert, and Robert Jinks

Please Welcome Millie Young to our Clinical Staff!

We’re excited to announce Millie Young, RN as the newest addition to our talented clinical staff! Millie joins CSC after many years on Lancaster General Hospital’s pediatric floor, and she is very familiar with the communities we serve. Not only is Millie a talented nurse, she brings a depth of knowledge and experience to our staff and a deep appreciation for the Clinic’s mission.

Be sure to welcome Millie on your next visit to the Clinic!

Pictured (left to right): Christine Hendrickson, RNC, Millie Young, RN, and Donna Robinson, CRNP

We’re featured on WNYC, FM New York!

Two months ago, Dr. Strauss and Rebecca Smoker were interviewed by WNYC radio, one of the largest NPR affiliates in the country. We’re grateful to their team of reporters from “New Tech City” for  exceptional coverage of our work! During a time of great strife over healthcare, we are very glad to present a story firmly rooted in community, outcomes, and prevention. Listen to the podcast and watch the video below!