U pediatrics professor receives award

Dan Haugen

University pediatrics professor Dr. John Wagner was honored with an award from the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund at the foundation’s 14th annual International Scientific Symposium in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Wagner is one of 50 researchers making presentations at the conference this week. Fanconi anemia is a rare genetic disorder associated with bone marrow failure found in children.

“Because of his pioneering work, the odds of Fanconi anemia patients surviving a bone marrow transplant have gone from dismal to truly hopeful,” said Mary Ellen Eiler, executive director of the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund.

Wagner was unavailable for comment Tuesday.