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Michele A. Lloyd-Puryear, M.D., Ph.D, Medical Advisor for The Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, Awarded R. Rodney Howell Award for Excellence in Newborn Health

Michele A. Lloyd-Puryear, M.D., Ph.D, medical advisor for the Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, was awarded the prestigious R. Rodney Howell Award, for Excellence in Newborn Health, this past weekend.


Cincinnati, Oh – WEBWIRE

Michele A. Lloyd-Puryear, M.D., Ph.D, medical advisor for the Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, was awarded the prestigious R. Rodney Howell Award, for Excellence in Newborn Health, this past weekend. The Newborn Foundation honors leaders in newborn health, technology, policy and advocacy at their yearly awards gala, held this year in Minneapolis. Dr. Lloyd-Puryear is an accomplished professional with decades of experience focused on critical issues involving genetics and rare diseases. Over the course of her distinguished career, she has been instrumental in crafting legislation, and raising awareness about the use of genetic medicine and technology, including repositioning the issue of newborn screening as one of our most important and effective public health programs. As a key member of the Save Babies Through Screening Foundation team, she brings a tireless focus and commitment to the cause of universal newborn screening.

About the Save Babies Through Screening Foundation

Comprised of volunteers whose lives have been touched by newborn screening (NBS), Save Babies Through Screening Foundation is the only advocacy organization in the country dedicated to Newborn Screening. SBTS aims to educate parents, pediatric healthcare providers and policy makers about available comprehensive Newborn Screening, the importance of obtaining positive or other test results requiring follow-up actions within five days of birth and the importance of prompt confirmatory testing and treatment/management when required. The Foundationís mission is to ensure that every newborn in the U.S. be screened successfully, effectively and comprehensively.

Save Babies Through Screening Foundation programs are supported by public contributionís that help us deliver vital education, community services, and advocacy programs free of charge. Every gift, whether large or small, helps us protect children from the effects of these detectable and treatable disorders.

CONTACT: Save Babies Through Screening Foundation
http://www.savebabies.org
P. O. Box 42197
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Toll Free: 1-888-454-3383


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