Next CTSI Bench to Bedside and Beyond Seminar Series is Jan. 9

December 20, 2017

HERSHEY, Pa. — Dr. Clair Francomano will present “Research to Clinical Practice: Engaging Patient Partners” at the next Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute Bench to Bedside and Beyond Seminar Series from noon to 1 p.m. on Jan. 9. Francomano will present a case study in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, illustrating how to better engage patients in research. This seminar will be held in C2860 at the College of Medicine or in 116 Henderson Building at University Park. An online stream of the seminar also will be available, with information provided upon registration. Register at

Francomano, director of Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation Center for Clinical Care and Research, Harvey Institute of Human Genetics, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, has been involved in the care of patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome throughout her career. While at the National Institutes of Health, she spearheaded a longitudinal study on the natural history of EDS that ran for more than 20 years. She served on the steering committee for the 2016 International Symposium on Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and as chair of the Committee on Classical Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome for the symposium.

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Last Updated February 23, 2018