2017

Mark Batshaw

Like a Phoenix, the field of gene therapy undergoes rebirth powered by new innovations

As Dr. Batshaw passes the gavel to the next president of the American Pediatric Society during the Pediatric Academic Societies’ annual meeting, he will tell 1,000 expected attendees of his Presidential Address that “not a day goes by that I don't think of Jesse Gelsinger and his family and hope that the work our team has continued will honor him by eventually achieving success with gene therapy.” In an act of altruism, 18-year-old Jesse Gelsinger had joined the trial with the aim of helping other kids suffering from metabolic disorder.