Collaborations and Affiliations

Neurodevelopmental Research Program (NDRD) 

In 2017, the Neurodevelopmental Research Program (NDRD) joined the division, bringing an expanded focus on neurodegenerative disorders. The physicians utilize a team approach to evaluate children thought to have metabolic disorders as well as congenital anomalies, teratogenic disorders, and/or genetic disorders, and they strive to engage patients and families with necessary support and specialists to optimize clinical and emotional outcomes.

Families are provided with state-of-the-art laboratory diagnostic testing. Genetic counseling is provided to optimize the outcomes of children, to provide information to help parents make individualized decisions for family planning, and to initiate support from the community. The division strives to provide realistic hope to families and to provide services in a compassionate and empathetic manner. 

International Network for Fatty Acid Oxidation Research and Management (INFORM) 

Fatty acid oxidation disorders (FAODs) can threaten the lives of infants, children, and adults. These inherited metabolic conditions prevent the body from generating cellular energy from fats during times of stress, illness, or fasting. Their symptoms can range from mild to chronic medical problems and even cause sudden death.

Founded in 2013 by a series of qualified doctors and researchers, the International Network for Fatty Acid Oxidation Research and Management (INFORM) is the only global scientific organization that focuses on FAODs and related enzymatic disorders involving the carnitine transport cycle. If there is one thing you should know about INFORM Network, our goal is to research and educate. We also look to inform the general public on FAODs, especially for family members of those with fatty acid oxidation disorders.