Rett Syndrome and Related Disorders
Through clinical care, research, and advocacy, the Rett Syndrome and Related Disorders Program of GGC's Center for Translational Research is dedicated
to the benefit of all individuals and families impacted by these conditions.
GGC is a proud receipient of the Rettsyndrome.org designation as a Clinical Research Center of Excellence!
- Rett Syndrome Pediatric Multidisciplinary Clinic - held in conjunction with the Greenville Health System and Shriners Hospital
for Children in Greenville, SC. Includes genetics, neurology, developmental pediatrics, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.
Contact: Jennifer Stallworth, MS, CGC at (864)
- Diagnostic Testing - GGC was one of the first labs to offer testing for MECP2,
the gene associated with Rett syndrome. The laboratory also offers testing for other genes for related conditions including FOXG1, CDKL5,
as well as a Rett/Angelman NGS panel.
- Outcome Measures - The CTR is actively developing outcome measures to quantify the success of future treatments including
neaurobehavioral measures, molecular and biochemical markers, quality of life measures, and markers of neurobehavioral function using wearable
Clemson University - big data analysis and machine learning using data from the Rett Natural History Study and development of
wearable technology to provide outcome measures
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - blood-based marker and wearable technology development
- Rett syndrome-related publications from the program (2015-17) (pdf)
- Development of research agendas, white papers and health economics documents
- Leadership on numerous key panels and committees (pdf)
Download our Rett program brochure (pdf)