Beginning in 2004, HRSA MCHB funded a series of Regional Collaborative Projects throughout the United States. This funding aimed at overcoming and developing regional approaches to maldistributions of genetics services and expertise within each region. The initial phase of funding lasted three years and was awarded to SERGG, Inc.
In the winter 2006 a five year competitive renewal application was issued. During this time SERGG requested that another institution serve as the applicant agency. Emory University took the responsibility and now serves as the grantee for the cooperative agreement. Award notices were issued in May 2007 and the region received funding for core and priority activities. These activities are solely supported by HRSA and in-kind staff time, where appropriate.
In 2012 a second five year competitive renewal was awarded to Emory University for the continuation of the activities begun in 2006.
In 2016 HRSA announced a three year competitive renewal and a name change from the Regional Genetics Collaborative to the Regional Genetics Network. In 2017, Emory University received the notice of grant award for continued development of new telemedicine programs, as well as optimization of existing telegenetics programs looking to grow and become more sustainable in the southeast region.
The program intends to improve health equity and health outcomes in individuals with genetic conditions, reduce morbidity and mortality caused by genetic conditions (including congenital and metabolic disorders); and to improve the quality of coordinated and comprehensive genetic services to children and their families.
The purpose of the Southeast Regional Genetics Network is to:
Links to this application are included below.
This funding establishes a set of reporting requirements, along with performance metrics, for the region. For additional information about HRSA and its grant opportunities please visit hrsa.gov.
June 29, 2017
Last Modified: Jul 13, 2017
SERN Lunch and Learn Announcement Wed, October 24th 2018
Please join us on
Wednesday, October 24that 12:00 pm (noon) at the
7th Floor Conference Room
Woodruff Memorial Research Building
101 Woodruff Circle
SERN Lunch and Learn Series.
A flyer is attached for your review.
Our speaker will be:
Allison Foley, MMSc, CGC
Certified Genetic Counselor
Lysosomal Storage Disease Center
Emory Department of Human Genetics
The title of her presentation is:
“Pompe Disease: Newborn Screening and Georgia Pilot Program Experience.”
Pizza will be provided
Please RSVP by Friday, October 19thto email@example.com
Live presentation via internet is available to a limited number of sites.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for web reservations.