Nancy Hadley Miller, MD
Dr. Nancy Hadley Miller is a professor and pediatric orthopedic surgeon at the University of Colorado Denver and The Children’s Hospital in Aurora, CO. She is also Medical Director of the university’s Musculoskeletal Research Center. Dr. Hadley Miller moved to Colorado recently from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. She has been involved in research regarding idiopathic scoliosis (IS) since 1988. Her research interest stems from a longtime commitment to research as it relates to her patients and clinical practice. Since the start of her pediatric orthopedic practice, she has become increasingly aware of the significant impact that IS can have upon an adolescent's life. Characterization of the gene(s) for scoliosis would hopefully lead to more specific treatment regimens in order to minimize the impact IS has on the adolescent and their family.
Erin Baschal , PhD
Erin is Dr. Miller’s research associate in the laboratory. She completed her PhD in Human Medical Genetics in 2010 at the University of Colorado Denver. Her thesis was focused on the genetics of type 1 diabetes, another complex genetic disorder. Erin has scoliosis herself, and had a spinal fusion in 2003, so working in the Miller Lab is a wonderful opportunity to study a disease that has affected her personally. She loves living in Colorado and spending time with her family.
Kandice Swindle , BS
Kandice Swindle works in the laboratory with Dr. Hadley Miller as her research assistant. She is a native Coloradan who has recently moved back to Colorado after living for a time in Oklahoma. Previous to working for Dr. Hadley Miller, Kandice held an 8 year position as a research assistant at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Her prior lab work involved sepsis and coagulation research.