The Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine

Founded in 2015 on the campus of HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, the Smith Family Clinic is a nonprofit medical clinic that uses the power of genomics and patient-centered care to deliver important genetic information to patients, opening the door to improved healthcare.

The key to personalized healthcare is in our DNA. Genetic testing allows patients to look into the past, present, and future to better treat genetic diseases, proactively manage their health and well-being, and make better healthcare choices for their family.


See how the Smith Family Clinic is changing lives one diagnosis at a time.

Did You Know?

  • Many common health conditions have a genetic cause, such as heart disease, hypertension, and neurological problems
  • A genetic diagnosis can help patients get treated by specialized physicians, access new treatments, and even receive healthcare coverage for screenings
  • Knowing the genetic cause of a disease may help patients’ families identify their own risk for disease
  • An estimated 95% of people have a gene variant that can affect response to at least one common drug, making some drugs more effective than others
  • Nearly 8 million children around the world are born with a genetic disorder, and 10% of pediatric deaths are caused by an inherited genetic disorder

The Smith Family Clinic depends on philanthropy to fund vital services that address these needs.

Make a gift that improves and saves lives by supporting the Smith Family Clinic through a gift to the HudsonAlpha Foundation.

Donations made to the Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine are part of the HudsonAlpha Foundation Scientific Advancement Fund.

The Smith Family Clinic is committed to making genetic testing accessible to all who need it. Supported by philanthropic donations, the Clinic’s Hero Fund helps patients who face financial barriers access the care and genetic testing they need. More than $40,000 of Hero Fund aid is disbursed annually to Smith Family Clinic patients, covering expenses from genetic counseling appointments to costly genomic sequencing.

“The Smith Family Clinic offers patients answers that can only be found through the power of genetics and genomics, adding tremendous benefit to our community’s patients and physicians. We depend on philanthropy to offer these essential services.”

– Meagan Cochran, MS, CGC, Director, Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine

The HudsonAlpha Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the supporting entity for the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. This gift supports the Innovation Fund. Tax-deductible contributions to the foundation are for the sole purpose of advancing the mission of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.

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