For Kathy Grange, MD, every day is a professional adventure, solving medical mysteries and pursuing diagnoses of rare diseases. A professor of pediatrics, Grange is director of the Division of Genetics and Genomic Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics.
Children with a rare genetic disorder that causes missing and malformed teeth, sparse hair and the inability to perspire are born without a protein thought to be key to such development. A clinical trial now underway at the School of Medicine aims to see if the void can be filled with a replacement protein. Shown are Sarah and Robert Yaroch and their son Andrew, who is participating in the trial.