NEW YORK, May 23 – The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia said Wednesday it has established a chair in pediatric genomic research, sponsored by a $1 million gift from the William Wikoff Smith Charitable Trust.

The gift will support the William Wikoff Smith Endowed Chair in Pediatric Genomic Research. Vivian Cheung has been named the recipient of the chair.

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