Delays in diagnosis lead to life threatening illnesses. Grant-A-Starr supports the research and development of early diagnosis of unknown childhood infections.
Grant’s life was shortened by an unknown childhood infection. We celebrate Grant’s life with the Grant-A-Starr Foundation with hopes of helping other children to never endure his ordeal.
Grant-A-Starr funds the research & development of diagnostic testing and the research and treatment of encephalitis.
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The Grant-A-Starr Foundation has contributed more than $1,200,000 towards early diagnosis of childhood infections.
Advance molecular diagnostics development in a pediatric setting to shorten the time required to detect dangerous bacterial and viral pathogens.
Establish a simple and cost-effective algorithm for early diagnosis and effective management of Aseptic Meningoencephalitis in children and adults.
Thanks to our donors and funding from Grant-A-Starr Foundation for new infectious disease testing at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Tyler’s life-threatening illness was diagnosed and treated.
Tremendous strides have been made in the last decade to advance the diagnostic testing methods that identify infectious disease. Case in point – the term ‘metagenomics’ was only recently defined in 2005 by two researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.
This new molecular way of analyzing microbial pathogens that make us sick (e.g. bacteria, viruses) has opened up fresh perspectives to diagnose illnesses more quickly and more accurately. The Grant-A-Starr Foundation is honored to be a part of this scientific revolution.
The Grant-A-Starr Foundation has raised nearly $1.6 million, all of which has contributed to world-class projects that advance diagnostic testing to save lives. Our dedicated donors and selfless volunteers can be proud they have a hand in the transformation of diagnostic testing.
As the medical community embarks on a new era of diagnostic testing capabilities, the Grant-A-Starr Foundation sets forth in a new strategic direction with a move away from fundraising to information sharing. While the foundation will no longer solicit donations, we will continue to share information about advancements resulting from the great work underway at the exceptional organizations we supported and collaborated with over the years – Texas Children’s Hospital, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and IDbyDNA.
From the bottom of our hearts – thank you to all the donors, volunteers and supporters who continue to help advance diagnostic testing and celebrate Grant’s life.
Rod and Dolores Starr