PWS Clinical Guidelines to Download and Share

Dr. Shawn McCandless and the Committee on Genetics at the American Academy of Pediatrics have just published "Clinical Report: Health Supervision for Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome" in the Journal of Pediatrics.  The article is available for download (free!) here: [McCandless, 2010].  It gives a nice overview of PWS and diagnostic issues, then provides guidelines for the general pediatrician at all stages from birth through the transition to adulthood. 

This should serve as an great resource for pediatricians and general practitioners-- be sure to take a copy to your next visit! 

Topics: Research

Theresa Strong


Theresa V. Strong, Ph.D., received a B.S. from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in Medical Genetics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). After postdoctoral studies with Dr. Francis Collins at the University of Michigan, she joined the UAB faculty, leading a research lab focused on gene therapy for cancer and directing UAB’s Vector Production Facility. Theresa is one of the founding members of FPWR and has directed FPWR’s grant program since its inception. In 2016, she transitioned to a full-time position as Director of Research Programs at FPWR. She remains an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Genetics at UAB. She and her husband Jim have four children, including a son with PWS.

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