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Welcome to the HDCRC

Our mission is to provide quality HD care, services, and education to patients, families, and community professionals; to increase awareness of HD in entire communities; and to conduct research contributing to future treatments or cures.

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Our Services

Medical Services

The GHPP Clinic is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of persons affected with HD. The team includes neurologists, a psychiatrist, clinical nurse specialist, neuropsychologists, a social worker, center coordinator, and dietician. Clinic visits include complementary scheduling for physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and swallowing evaluations, mobility equipment referrals, and other recurring services.

Family and Caregiver Support

The HDCRC provides services that address issues relating to the care of someone with HD. Assistance may include: general information and referrals, providing education and educational materials, support groups, genetic counseling, placement issues, in-service trainings in care facilities upon request of family member or care facility.

Genetic Testing and Counseling

The HDCRC assists individuals at-risk for inheriting HD, who have made a decision to be tested or are contemplating being tested for the HD gene mutation. Individuals are screened and counseled for issues such as: ability to cope with positive or negative results, relationships with family and friends, insurance planning, marriage and/or family planning, legal issues, career decisions, and support system.

Professional and Community Outreach

The goals of our professional education program are to expose healthcare professionals, police officers, school counselors, social workers, and other community members to a multidisciplinary approach to the care and needs of HD patients, to broaden their perspective, and to make them aware of the problems in caring for patients with HD, which lie outside of their traditional fields. Consultation and educational opportunities are provided to community professionals caring for patients and families affected by HD.


The HDCRC is active in clinical HD research. Participants include those affected with HD, individuals at-risk for HD, family members or friends, and volunteer research subjects. Studies include clinical drug trials, observational trials, neuropsychological studies, and genetic research.

Our Center News

UCSD Named Center of Excellence

UC San Diego is one of 47 centers nationwide to receive prestigious designation of a Center of Excellence which recognizes centers for their elite multidisciplinary approach to Huntington’s disease care and research. This will be their 17th consecutive year as a Center of Excellence.

First WAVE Patient Enrolled

UC San Diego enrolls their first patient in the WAVE Life Sciences PRECISION-HD2 clinical trial of a new drug targeting mutant huntingtin protein. It is part of a new generation of drugs employing antisense oligonucleotides.

UCSD Chosen for ROCHE Clinical Trial

UC San Diego has been chosen to be one of 20 sites in the United States and 46 globally to administer the Phase 3 clinical trial drug RG6042 using an antisense oligonucleotide to target huntingtin protein.


Clinical Trials

Please contact Jody Corey-Bloom, MD, PhD, at (858) 249-0568 or to confirm clinical trial or study availability and/or to get further information about current trials or studies.

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Our Location

Huntington's Disease Clinical Research Center
at the Shiley-Marcos ADRC
9444 Medical Center Dr., Suite 1-100
La Jolla, CA 92037

Tel: (858) 249-0568
Fax: (858) 249-0573

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