Joseph Voros, SPHHS MPH ’10, was hired as a research coordinator for the RE Children’s Research Consortium.
Voros will facilitate the Research Consortium’s collaborative research between Children’s Hospital Boston, Mattel’s Children’s Hospital UCLA, and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Based at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Voros will be responsible for researching brain tissue samples, creating patient registries and other biological research in the quest to find a cure for the rare childhood disease of Rasmussen Encephalitis (RE).
Voros comes to the Consortium with experience in the field of public health, working as an independent contractor in Washington, D.C., and Haiti. A recent Master of Public Health graduate from George Washington University, Voros is also the recipient of the White House President’s Volunteer Service Award, a Merit Scholarship recipient at George Washington University, a Gold Medal Research Award recipient, as well as a National Institute of Health representative.
The goal of the RE Children’s Research Consortium is to make clinical information as well as brain tissues and biological samples more available for research purposes directed towards RE. Another objective is to expand the Consortium and enlist all research organizations, both US-based and global, to focus on research studies to find the cause of RE and design potential treatment approaches.
To read more about Voros and RE, see the full article at Norwalk Plus.com.