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Reliable newborn metabolic screening of NICU infants is difficult! - Judy Tuerck MS, RN
Reliable newborn metabolic screening of NICU infants is difficult!  
Grand Rounds
Emory University
School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA  
December 15th, 2008

About the Presentation
On December 15, 2008, Judi Tuerck, RN, MSN presented “Reliable newborn metabolic screening of NICU infants is difficult!” at Emory University’s Department of Human Genetics Grand Rounds.

Presenter Biography
Judi Tuerck earned her BSN at the University of Oregon School of Nursing and her Masters in Community Health Systems from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She worked for more than 25 years both as the coordinator of the metabolic clinic at OHSU and as newborn screening follow up coordinator for the NW Regional Program. She continues to provide education and quality assurance to the practitioners in Oregon and the NW Region.

Ms. Tuerck served as chair person for the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI, formerly NCCLS) to develop follow up guidelines for newborn screening programs (both blood spot and hearing) in 2004 and is co-chairing a similar CLSI committee to develop screening guidelines for sick and premature infants. In 2001, she received a CDC grant which funded the development of a database for the long term follow up of infants identified through newborn screening, now in use in a number of programs. She is serving a second term as a U.S. representative to the Council of the International Society for Neonatal Screening (ISNS) and is a member of multiple other committees. She officially retired from OHSU in 2007, but continues to work as a consultant in newborn screening.

Selected Publications by the Presenter
Tuerck J, Dhondt JL, King P, Lim BG, Lorey F, Mann M, Marriage B, Miller J, Reichert W, Therrell BL. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI). Newborn Screening Follow-up; Approved Guideline. CLSI document ILA27-A. (ISBN 1-56238-582-8). Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, 940 West Valley Road, Suite 1400, Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087-1898 USA, 2006.

Tuerck JM, Rien LC, Hermerath C, Skeels M. Quality assurance for practitioners: advantages of screening practice surveillance on the newborn screening system: 20 years experience in the NW Regional newborn screening program. Oral Presentation Newborn Screening and Genetic Testing Symposium, Minneapolis MN, May 7-10, 2007

Copeland S, Tuerck J, Winter C, Paradise L, Harding CO, Piper K, Kolor K, Kenneson A. Development of a database for long-term follow-up of inborn errors of metabolism identified by newborn screening with tandem mass spectrometry. Society for Inherited Metabolic Disease Meeting, Asilomar, CA, March 6-9, 2005

Tuerck JM, Diehn T, Spencer A. Kenneson A, Copeland S, Paradise L, Winter C. Surveillance and long-term follow-up of infants identified with tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) detectable disorders: interim progress report of a three year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control, Idaho, Oregon and Iowa. CDC 2nd National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities Conference, Washington D.C., July 25-27, 2004.

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