Heart of a Child Giving Challenge
The Heart of A Child Foundation has generously committed $100,000 to support the important research of Ivan Moskowitz, MD, PhD. We invite you to participate in a Giving Challenge, with a goal to raise another $100,000 more by June 30, 2019 for critical research on cardiac and genetic conditions.
Imagine holding your newborn infant and hearing from your pediatrician that your child has a malformation of his or her heart, known as congenital heart disease (CHD). About 40,000 parents in the United States will hear this news every year. CHD, which occurs when the heart or blood vessels near the heart don’t develop normally before birth, is the most common birth defect and affects about 1 in 100 babies born each year. Sadly, the causes of CHD are still unknown.
Dr. Moskowitz, professor of pediatrics, pathology, and human genetics at UChicago Medicine, is investigating the genetic causes of congenital heart disease in an effort to improve diagnosis and treatment of children born with this condition. His research will potentially help doctors diagnose CHD before birth and treat CHD more effectively to save children's lives. Dr. Moskowitz's work also has implications for many cardiac and genetic conditions, such as cardiac arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, and several non-cardiac conditions, such as Down syndrome and primary ciliary dyskinesia.
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Please join us in supporting this incredible work at the forefront of kids' medicine by making a gift. Together, we can change the future for our smallest patients.
Donations to Dr. Moskowitz’s research, or gifts to any area at UChicago Medicine, will count towards the Giving Challenge goal.
How the Challenge Works
- Make a gift of any size through this page by June 30, 2019. Gifts made on this page will support Dr. Moskowitz's cardiac and genetic research.
- If you prefer to give to another area at UChicago Medicine, you may do so by visiting
Thank you for your support!
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