December 2021
Top Sanford Burnham Prebys research stories of 2021

This year’s most popular research stories include scientific breakthroughs in COVID-19, cancer, schizophrenia and more.

As we bid farewell to 2021, let's celebrate our most newsworthy research breakthroughs. Despite the continuing challenges brought on by COVID-19, Sanford Burnham Prebys achieved important milestones on the frontiers of biomedical science.

The following 10 research-related stories received top views on Newswise—the press release distribution service for journalists seeking health and science news.

Sanford Burnham Prebys strengthens executive leadership team

Sanford Burnham Prebys is pleased to announce several new appointments to its executive leadership team, fortifying the Institute’s position as a world leader in nonprofit biomedical research.

The new team members include Amar Duvvur as chief financial officer, Christine Dittmer as chief development officer, and Sonali Fonseca, Ph.D., as vice president of strategic initiatives.

Research approaches to overcome challenges in ovarian cancer treatment

Fabiana Izidro A. L. Layng, M.D., M.P.H., will discuss research to understand how ovarian cancer evolves and responds to treatment.

Heikoff Giant Dome Theater
Fleet Science Center
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Monday, January 3, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. PT.

Unraveling the genetics of congenital heart defects to help save lives

Congenital heart defects remain the most common type of birth defect, but the genetic causes of these conditions are poorly understood. Join us on Tuesday, January 25, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. PT, to learn how Sanford Burnham Prebys is teaming up with Rady Children's Hospital to demystify the genetics of heart defects by studying the genes of actual patients.

At Sanford Burnham Prebys, we're passionate about finding bold new ways to treat disease, and we recognize the importance of sharing our discoveries with the public—especially during this unprecedented time. Find out where and when you can "meet" our scientists virtually and learn about their research in this community event calendar.
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