Awards & Achievements


Our Clinical Genome Center is authorized to perform clinical grade genomic diagnostic testing, and has been awarded Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) certification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as well as accreditation from the College of American Pathologists and a Clinical Laboratory License from the State of California.

  • CAP Accreditation ID# 9487427
  • CLIA Certification ID#05D12129627
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Selected Honors

Dr. Kingsmore – State Proclamation

The California State Legislature honored Dr. Stephen Kingsmore on Feb. 26, 2018, with a proclamation “in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of science” and his leadership and commitment “to improving the lives of the most fragile children hospitalized in neonatal and pediatric intensive care units.”


BIO-IT Award

The Institute’s Information Technology and Bioinformatics team, under the direction of Narayanan Veeraraghavan, received the 2017 Bio-IT World Best Practices Award for engineering the rapid Whole Genome Sequencing pipeline.

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Constance Lieber Prize awarded to Joseph Gleeson, MD

Pediatric Neurogeneticist Joseph Gleeson, MD, received the Constance Lieber Prize for Innovation in Developmental Neuroscience in June 2017.

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Research Grants

Grant funding is an important source of support for our research studies, and we constantly seek opportunities to compete for funding. Among our grant awards are:

  • NIMH R01 MH113715 “Expanding the accessible genetic architecture of autism by single molecular sequencing”
    PI: J. Sebat, UCSD, ~$1M to RCIGM, start date: 9/6/17.
  • NHGRI/NICHD U19 HD077693 “Clinical and Social Implications of 2-Day Genome Results in Acutely Ill Newborns”
    PI: S.F. Kingsmore, ~$6.7M, end date: 8/31/2018
  • NIDDK R01 DK091823 “Identification of common and uncommon gene variants in PBC”
    PIs: M.F. Seldin, S.F. Kingsmore, ~$3M, end date: 8/31/17
  • NCATS U54TR002359 “Scripps Translational Science Institute CTSA”
    PI: E.J. Topol, Scripps Translational Research Institute, ~$35M, ~$1.3M to RCIGM

-RCIGM role: Pediatric site, participation in four collaborative projects.

Philanthropic Gifts

Currently, rapid whole genome sequencing is not covered by health insurance and is offered at the Institute only through research protocols. As a result, our work and all WGS testing is underwritten through grant funding and generous philanthropic support. The Institute has received the following major philanthropic gifts.

  • $120 million from The Rady Family Foundation (August 2014) — to establish the Institute
  • $40 million committed from Rady Children’s Hospital and Heath Center (August 2014) – to establish the Institute
  • $2.5 million from the Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary (May 2015) – to establish the Institute’s first endowed chair, Dr. Joseph Gleeson
  • $10 million from the Joseph Clayes III Charitable Trust (March 2016) — to establish the Joseph Clayes III Neuro-Oncology Research Center, a research center within RCIGM.