IN MEMORY OF DAVID COX
David Cox, MD, PhD was the first director of the A-T Children’s Project’s Scientific Advisory Board and has remained an advisor for the past 20 years. He always gave generously of his time and expertise, whether attending meetings, reviewing grants, brainstorming ideas, or providing candid advice. His leadership and friendship helped guide our research program, bringing us closer to finding life-improving therapies and a cure for kids with ataxia-telangiectasia.
David was a renaissance scientist: geneticist, pediatrician, technology pioneer, and entrepreneur. He was formerly Professor of Genetics and Pediatrics at UCSF and then the Stanford School of Medicine and was an active participant in the large scale mapping and sequencing efforts of the Human Genome Project while carrying out research involving the molecular basis of human genetic disease. He served on President Clinton’s National Bioethics Advisory Commission, the Health Sciences Policy Board of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the Board of the American Society for Human Genetics, and the Council of the Human Genome Organization. He also authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications and served on numerous editorial boards.
In 2001, David founded Perlegen Sciences with Brad Margus, the volunteer president and co-founder of the A-T Children’s Project. More recently, in 2008, David joined Pfizer to shepherd development of that firm's efforts in genomic medicine.
We are honored that David’s wife, Vicki, as well as his children Ian, Sarah and Jacob, have requested that donations be made to the A-T Children’s Project in his memory. He will be missed by all as a physician, scientist and friend.
Donations can be made online below, or checks made payable to the A-T Children's Project can be sent to:
David Cox Memorial
A-T Children’s Project
5300 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Suite 105
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
The Cox family will be notified of all donations.