UNCG Campus Weekly

Campus Weekly is published each Wednesday when classes are in session. In the summer, it is published biweekly.

Dr. Joseph Telfair

Dr. Joseph Telfair (Public Health Education) received new funding from Emory University for the project Regional Genetic and Newborn Screening Services in Region 3. The region is one of the poorest in the country, the abstract notes. “Newborn screening long-term follow-up efforts have been problematic and disparities continually exist for children, adults and families with heritable disorders in underserved and at-risk communities. A need exists to coordinate public health and clinical system efforts and implement genetic services for children, adults and families with heritable disorders for the purpose of integrating federally, state and locally funded genetic services into existing systems of care thereby reducing the duplication and fragmentation of services, while enhancing outreach and improving availability, efficiency and cost-effectiveness.”