Children's Hospital is part of the UPMC family.
GIFT-D is a project designed for parents and their children to learn about their genes and risk for getting type 1 diabetes.
Parents and their children will be asked to participate in a short, computer-based educational program to learn about their genes and diabetes.
Then, their children can have their genes tested with saliva collected from a swab from inside a cheek or by swishing mouthwash.
Families will have the opportunity to have their personal risks explained.
Brothers and/or sisters (7 to 18 years old) who have a sibling with type 1 diabetes.
In Johnstown call:
In Pittsburgh call:
Patricia L. Schmitt
You will be compensated for your time.
GIFT-D is a collaborative of researchers from UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh.
GIFT-D is supported by: The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
With myCHP, you can request appointments, review test results, and more.
For questions about a hospital bill call:
To pay your bill online, please visit UPMC's online bill payment system.
Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Visit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's website to make a donation online.