Read the Latest
Children's Hospital is part of the UPMC family.
Be safe anytime, anywhere.
To find a pediatrician or pediatric specialist, please call 412-692-7337 or search our directory.
A resource for our network of referring physicians.
For more information about research, please call our main office at 412-692-6438.
Ranked #6 Nationally by U.S. News & World Report.
The purpose of this study is to understand whether the use of whole genome sequencing (WGS) and targeted neonatal-specific gene analysis provide a faster genetic diagnosis for infants in the intensive care unit (ICU) population compared to standard-of-care testing. Researchers will also be examining whether early diagnosis through WGS can lead to better outcomes and reduced costs of medical care.
This study is enrolling infants in the intensive care unit at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital.
Boys and Girls: Ages newborn through 1 year corrected gestational age
Blood samples will be taken from participating infants and their biological parents for sequencing and analysis. Researchers will also review medical record information about the length of stay in the hospital, diagnosis, and outcomes, as well as and medical expense information for participants.
Visits: Not applicable
Duration: Not applicable
Richard King Mellon Foundation
Medical Genetics Research
Gerard Vockley, MD, PhD
For more information about the study or enrollment, please contact:
Mark Tumblin, Clinical Research Coordinator
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? Support the hospital by making a donation online, joining our Heroes in Healing monthly donor program, or visiting our site to learn about the other ways you can give back.