Study Funded: Retaining Newborn Screening Samples for Research

A grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Public Health Law Research (PHLR) program will fund research by Berman Institute faculty member Michelle Huckaby Lewis, MD, JD, on the impact of the Michigan Department of Community Health’s policy requiring parental consent for research use of residual newborn screening dried blood samples (DBS). Specifically, Dr. Lewis will investigate whether this policy leads to the maintenance of a robust sample collection that supports population health-based research, as well as ensuring the integrity of the state newborn screening program and informed decision-making by parents.

Click here to read an announcement from the Public Health Law Research program.