Dr. Virginia Pascual is on a mission to help sick kids. As the Drukier Director of the Gale and Ira Drukier Institute for Children’s Health at Weill Cornell Medicine, that means fostering a passion for unconventional thinking. Children are not little adults. In one Drukier Institute research project, Dr. Pascual and her team -- investigated a disorder called systemic onset juvenile arthritis, which causes joint inflammation, rashes and other symptoms in young children and has no effective therapies. Through basic research, a collaboration with Hospital for Special Surgery, and a pilot clinical trial, the team was able to improve the life of one little girl.
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