What are Chromosomes and Genes? Video in Spanish

Overview of the concepts of genes and chromosomes, the basics of genetics. The video is in Spanish with English subtitles.

Tennessee Public Health Laboratory

Public health laboratory that consists of providing lab support for public health programs in the state, including newborn screening. . There are 2 laboratory facilities in the state located in Nashville and Knoxville.

Carol Saunders, PhD, FACMG — Diagnosing the Previously Undiagnosable through Genomic Medicine (SERN/SERGG 2014)

General Information on Newborn Screening

Provides an overview of the newborn screening program in the state and connect families with resources related to the newborn screening process

Newborn Hearing Screening Program

This program screens and provides treatment for infants diagnosed with a hearing condition and support for families

List of Newborn Screening Conditions Screened in Tennessee

Currently screens for 71 conditions in the following categories: amino acids, endocrine, fatty acid oxidation, hemoglobin, organic acid, and other disorders/conditions

Family Connection

Provide resources and connection to services for families with children with special healthcare needs

State Medicaid Application: TennCare

Central application system to apply for Medicaid coverage for TennCare, CoverKids, and Medicare Savings Program. Individual must meet certain eligibility requirements.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

A federally funded program to provide low-income women, infants, and children up to the age of 5 with supplemental nutrition

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

A federally funded program to provide low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum women, infants, and children up to the age of five with supplemental nutrition

Special Formula Program

Nutritional formula provided to children and youth under the age of 18 with selected medical conditions and who meet certain eligibility requirements


Early intervention program for infants and toddlers with development delays

Family Voices of Tennessee

An organization that provides emotional support for parents with children and youth with special health care needs

Bruce Korf, MD, PhD — Developing a genomic medicine program (SERN/SERGG 2013)

Dr. Korf presents on genomic medicine.

Robert Kesterson, PhD — CRISPRS & Gene Editing: Laboratory Use & Clinical Future (SERN/SERGG 2017)

Invited Speaker: Robert A. Kesterson, PhD – UAB “CRISPRs & Gene Editing: Laboratory Use & Clinical Future”

Carl Cooley, MD — Collaborative Care among Specialists, Families, and the Primary Care Medical Home for Children with Genetic Conditions (SERN/SERGG 2011)

Dr. Carl Cooley presenting on Medical Home.

Christine Eng, MD — Clinical Whole Exome Sequencing For the Evaluation of Genetic Disorders (SERN/SERGG 2013)

Dr. Eng presents on whole exome sequencing.

Clinical Application of Microarray Technology on Hematological Malignancies and Solid Tumor: The CCMC Experience

Dr. Li presents at the 2010 SERGG Annual Meeting.

Basic Building Blocks for Biomedical Ontologies

Dr. Barry Smith presents on biomedical ontology. This is the second in a two-part series.

A Miraculous New Era for Cystic Fibrosis: Impact of Molecular Screening and Therapy.

The third annual Paul M. Fernhoff Memorial Lecture was held Thursday, September 17, 2015. Dr. Philip Farrell’s keynote address is available here entitled “A Miraculous New Era for Cystic Fibrosis: … More →