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Safety and efficacy data published for novel nusinersen drug delivery method for spinal muscular atrophy patients

STRASBURG, PA – A recently published paper details the safety and efficacy of nusinersen administration via a subcutaneous intrathecal catheter system (SIC) for SMA patients with advanced disease. SMA is a devastating genetic disease that leads to progressive degeneration of motor neurons that control movement, swallowing, and breathing. The novel SIC system is comprised of […]

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2021 Extraordinary Give | Support the Clinic on Friday, November 19th!

You can help make an EXTRAORDINARY difference! We’re counting down the days until the Extraordinary Give on Friday, November 19th – Lancaster County’s largest day of online giving! Last year Clinic for Special Children supporters helped raise over $55,000! Every dollar you donate on November 20th during the ExtraGive will be stretched by a pool of more than $500,000 from local […]

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Enjoy our Fall 2021 Newsletter!

The journey to a rare genetic diagnosis can be a long odyssey for many families. In our latest edition of the Clinic for Special Children newsletter, read a story of a family living with an ultra rare disorder, learn about our genetic testing pipeline at the Clinic, and see how we’ve worked with collaborators to […]

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Dr. Kevin A. Strauss author on largest published safety study for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) gene therapy

Dr. Kevin A. Strauss, Medical Director at the Clinic for Special Children, was an author on a recently published research paper, Clinical Trial and Postmarketing Safety of Onasemnogene Abeparvovec Therapy. This paper explores safety for onasemonogene abeparvovec therapy (gene therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy). The study is the largest international safety study published thus far. […]

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Register for all-new conference | Cultural Considerations for Clinicians: Caring for the Plain Community

Register today for an all-new virtual conference! Join us virtually on Saturday, October 23rd. This CME-eligible conference connects people of all backgrounds to information and evidence-based education to improve access for the Plain community for improved health care and services. The conference speakers include experts from the Clinic for Special Children, Elizabethtown College, Wellspan, and […]

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Over $33,000 raised during the 2021 Clinic for Special Children 5k!

Thank you for raising over $33,000 for the Clinic for Special Children during the 2021 5k! It was a great fall morning with over 290 registrants, a bake sale, kid’s color fun run, and more! 2021 Clinic for Special Children 5k Results & Photos View the 2021 CSC 5k Race RESULTS HERE View photos from […]

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Dr. Erik G. Puffenberger & Karlla W. Brigatti, MS, CGC pen chapters for new genomics book

The Clinic for Special Children’s Laboratory Director, Dr. Erik G. Puffenberger, and Research Operations Director, Karlla W. Brigatti, MS, CGC, penned chapters in a recently published book, Genomics of Rare Diseases – Understanding Disease Genetics Using Genomic Approaches. Dr. Puffenberger’s chapter covered recessive diseases and founder genetics and Karlla Brigatti’s chapter detailed an introduction to […]

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Welcome Alexis & Skye!

We recently welcomed two new staff members to our Clinic team! Learn more about Alexis and Skye below and how they will be working with our team at the Clinic.   Alexis McVey, RN, CPN Nurse Alexis joined the Clinic for Special Children in 2021 as a Nurse. In this role, Alexis works within our […]

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Register today for the 2021 Clinic for Special Children 5k!

REGISTER TODAY! Join us for the 4th annual Clinic for Special Children 5k on Saturday, September 18th from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. presented by Nemours Children’s Health System! Runners, joggers, and walkers are invited to participate in the Clinic for Special Children 5k – a 3.1-mile course along scenic country roads, winding through Lancaster […]

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Dr. Kevin A. Strauss pens chapter in Pediatric Critical Care textbook

The Clinic for Special Children’s Medical Director, Dr. Kevin A. Strauss, penned a chapter in a recently published textbook, Pediatric Critical Care. Dr. Strauss’ chapter covered ‘Metabolic Crises’ and summarized many of his learnings over his 20 years at the Clinic. The textbook is published by Springer and available for purchase.  The editors for the […]

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