Genetics and Newborn
Region 6 Collaborative
Supported by the DHHS/Health Resources and Services Administration/Maternal
and Child Health Bureau/Genetic Services Branch.
Mountain States Genetics Regional Collaborative Center
Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.
Celia Kaye , MD, PhD, Principle Investigator,
Camille Miller, MSSW, Project Director,
Joyce Hooker, Project
8501 N Mopac Expressway, Suite 420,
Austin, TX 78759
Initiated in 1984 as one of 10 regional
networks covering the nation, the original Mountain States Genetics Network
was federally funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child
Health Bureau. Although Federal funding ended in 2001, the Network continued
operations under the financial administration of the Mountain States
Genetics Foundation. In 2004, The Mountain States Genetics Foundation was
awarded a HRSA grant designed to support a national coordinating center
through the Mountain States Genetics Network for regional genetic services
and newborn screening collaboratives, including support for increasing the
screening capacity of newborn screening programs to improve early
identification of infants with hyperbilirubinemia. The new Mountain States
Genetics Regional Collaborative Center now includes the original states of
Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, plus the addition
of Texas and Nevada.
The Texas Health Institute administrates the
grant and coordinates the MSRGCC programs.
The MSRGCC prides itself as an open forum
allowing all members - consumers and genetics professionals - the
opportunity to participate as equals in addressing topical genetic services