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Dr. Frankovich is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy, Immunology Rheumatology (AIR) at Stanford University/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH). Her clinical expertise is in systemic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases that co-occur with psychiatric symptoms. She completed her training in pediatrics, pediatric rheumatology, and clinical epidemiology at Stanford University/LPCH. She directs the Stanford PANS Program (2012- present) where she and her collaborators have created a longitudinal clinical database and large biorepository of patient and healthy control biospecimens. In addition to generating clinical data to better understand immune-behavioral health conditions, she is collaborating with 10 basic science labs who aim to understand the immunological underpinnings of PANS and related conditions.
My primary interest and role at Stanford is to evaluate and treat children with both systemic and organ specific autoimmune disease. In October of 2012, we started a multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to treating patients with PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndromes). I am currently the clinical and research director for the PANS program.
Observational Study of Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases: The CARRA Registry
Continuation of the CARRA Registry as described in the protocol will support data collection
on patients with pediatric-onset rheumatic diseases. The CARRA Registry will form the basis
for future CARRA studies. In particular, this observational registry will be used to answer
pressing questions about therapeutics used to treat pediatric rheumatic diseases, including
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