Clinical Professor, Pediatric Rheumatolgy
Stanford University Medical Center
Jennifer Frankovich, MD MS- Jennifer is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology at Stanford University/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH). She is also the Co-Founder and Director of the Stanford PANS (Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) Research Program and Co-Director of the Stanford Children’s Immune Behavioral Health Clinic. In 2013, she took the lead and co-hosted the first PANS Consortium Meeting at Stanford University which yielded the creation and ultimately publication of a consensus statement on how to evaluate patients with PANS. She and her collaborators have created a longitudinal clinical database and large biorepository of patient and control biospecimens currently consisting of 300 patients and 115 control subjects. In addition to generating clinical data to better understand the PANS illness, she is collaborating with 15 basic science labs, specializing in genetic research, immunophenotyping (monocytes, lymphocytes, CyTOF, striatal autoimmunity) and multiomics (proteomics and metabolomics), who aim to understand the immunological underpinnings of the illness. Since inception of this research program in 2013, Dr. Frankovich has led the preliminary discovery of three immunogenetic markers (need to be confirmed), a brain imaging marker of the PANS illness, and an unusual arthritis phenotype in these children with sudden onset psychiatric disease. Dr. Frankovich serves as Clinical Advisor/Scientific Board Member for: the Foundation for Children with Neuroimmune Disorders, Open Medicine Foundation, Mending Minds Foundation, PANS Physician Network, and the Stanford University Biobank. She is also a member of the Maternal and Children Health Research Institute at Stanford.
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose
Friday, October 23, 2020
4:15pm – 5:30pm EDT