The Michigan Neonatal Biobank is pleased to announce our participation in Amazon Smile, a new program of the Amazon Smile Foundation.  Through this program the Amazon Smile Foundation donates 0.5% of eligible Amazon purchases to a 501(c)3 non-profit organization designated by the purchaser.  We encourage you to consider shopping at http://smile.amazon.com and to choose the Michigan Neonatal Biobank as your designated non-profit organization. 

 

Whether you are a regular or an Amazon Prime customer you will enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com, with no additional cost to you.

 

Thank you for your support.

Bulletin Board

  • The next meeting of the Community Values Advisory Board  scheduled for February 2, 2015.


  • Michigan Neonatal Biobank has in excess of 2 million dry blood spot cards in inventory.


  • We thank the Carls Foundation for grants awarded to the Michigan Neonatal Biobank over the past three years.  Their generosity supported the expansion of the Biobank inventory.  


  • Nine Biobank Assistants have been accepted to Medical School during the past three years and six others are preparing for careers in medical related fields.


  • The Michigan Neonatal Biobank is a member of ISBER.


  • Seven research studies are currently using dried blood spots provided by the Michigan Neonatal Biobank. The studies center on some of the most intractable health issues for children: congenital heart defects, autism, cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy and sudden infant death syndrome.


  • The Michigan BioTrust for Health is the Michigan Department of Community Health’s initiative to make leftover newborn screening samples more useful and available for approved medical or public health research.


  • The NIEHS announced  NOT-ES-14-002, a Notice of Intent to Publish an FOA for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (P01). Research teams that plan to respond to this RFA may find the samples at the MNBB to be a valuable core resource for a Center application.


  • We acknowledge and thank the Van Andel Institute for providing its VADR software in support of the Michigan Neonatal Biobank.  


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Title: APHA Boston

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♦Visit us in both 1244 at the APHA Boston conference November 3 – 6.

Name: Van Andel

Title: Van Andel

Date: August 6, 2014

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We acknowledge and thank the Van Andel Institute for providing its VADR software in support of the Michigan Neonatal Biobank.  

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FOX 2 Al Allen interview with Nancy Christ



Mike Brennan, Editor and Publisher Mitechnews.com interviews Michigan Neonatal Biobank Director Nancy Christ