Improving the Efficiency of Newborn Screening from Collection to Test Results Summer 2015

baby-blogParticipants: Beth TariniLisa ProsserGabriel Zayas-CabanDavid BundyMarci Sontag, Jelili Ojodu, Susan Tanksley, Stanton Berberich, Rafael Meza

Project Contact: Beth Tarini, btarini@med.umich.edu

Project Synopsis: Simulation modeling techniques will assess the timeliness and cost-effectiveness of strategies to expedite collection and processing of newborn screening specimens by hospitals, transport systems, and public health laboratories. The multidisciplinary team will implement the models using a national database, to be created from surveys on hospital and public health laboratory procedures.

For more information, visit http://uofmhealthblogs.org/childrens/newborn-screening-racing-against-time/19282.

Acknowledgements: Support for this project is provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.