Kisha HardenKisha Harden is a research assistant with the collaborative CHOP/University of Pennsylvania Neurodevelopment Study. She attended Allegheny University and graduated with an Associate's degree to become a Certified/Registered Medical Assistant in 1999. She joined the Center for Applied Genomics in 2006, collecting genetic samples from patients throughout the CHOP institution and contributed to the world's first Pediatric DNA database. Prior to joining the CAG team, she worked at CHOP's Cobbs Creek Primary Care Center, where she received the 2006 Patient Support Staff Award of Excellence from the Department of Nursing.