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Patients at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital celebrated Shabbat with their families and connect to their Jewish heritage during the Purim holiday. 

03/22/2019

Dr. Adele Schneider retires from Jewish Genetics Work

Dr. Schneider was among a pioneering group of doctors who made screening for Jewish genetic diseases more commonplace. By screening patients for genetic diseases and then using in vitro fertilization, she helped ensure babies would not be born with these diseases. 

When she started, Jewish genetic screenings included five diseases. Now they screen for more than 200, 96 of which apply to Jewish communities.



09/27/2018

JCC Maccabi Games

The Nicklaus Children's Orthopedic Surgery Program proudly sponsored the 2017 JCC Maccabi Games held from August 6-11.

08/12/2017

An afternoon of baseball and Jewish genetic information

The Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases at Nicklaus Children's Hospital partnered with The Tribe, a young Jewish adult group based in Miami Beach, for "Don't Get Passed over. Get Screened!" During this event that took place at The Clevelander in Marlins Park, young adults learned about Jewish genetic diseases and ways to screen for them. They also learned of an upcoming screening at Temple Beth Sholom in Miami Beach on May 17 for people ranging in ages 18-44.

05/03/2016

Chabad at UCF hosts screenings for Jewish genetic diseases

Chabad at UCF hosted screenings for Jewish Genetic Diseases at their weekly barbecue on March 15. Representatives from the Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami stopped at UCF on their trip around the country to raise awareness of these diseases.

03/16/2016

Testing for Jewish genetic diseases

Local Jews recently got screened for 19 Jewish genetic diseases.The Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases at Miami Children's Hospital provided these screenings as well as educational sessions at both Temple Beth Sholom in Miami Beach and Kspace in Aventura. Deborah Wasserman, genetic counselor and outreach coordinator for the Victor Center Miami, said approximately 10 people got screened at Temple Beth Sholom and approximately 12 at Kspace. Approximately 30 people at Kspace listened to the lecture.

08/18/2014

Beth Shalom in Brandon offers Jewish health seminar

Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon, 706 Bryan Road, will present four free health seminars regarding issues relevant to the Jewish community.

“What’s in Your Genes?” will be presented by Dr. Parul Jayakar, director of cytogenetics and laboratory and section director of neurogenetics/metabolism at Miami Children’s Hospital’s Division of Clinical Genetics and Metabolism, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. Jayakar is with the Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases at Miami Children’s Hospital.



11/12/2013

Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases offers screenings to the community

Thanks to recent advances in the field of genetics, a simple blood test that examines a person’s genes for changes or mutations is all it takes to determine whether the individual is a carrier. Anyone with at least one Jewish grandparent should be screened. The Victor Center provides full service genetic counseling and screening to all interested individuals and couples, through the hospital’s main campus as well as through community screenings.

03/25/2013


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Nicklaus Children’s Designated National Program Office for Victor Center for Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has been designated the national program office for the Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases, an entity dedicated to the prevention of inherited diseases common among the Jewish population.

02/15/2018

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About the Victor Center

The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases is a thought leader in the prevention of Jewish genetic diseases. Science-based and mission driven, the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Victor Center leverages advances in genetic technology to identify carriers for severe and often fatal childhood diseases.