Congrats to our Metabolic Nutritionist, Grace Noh, MS, RD, LDN for winning the GMDI Pacesetter Award!
“Grace began her metabolic career at Tulane University School of Medicine in January of 2016. She is one of the primary dietitians for the genetics division. …In addition to her clinic role, she works with the Louisiana Newborn Screening program coordinating confirmatory testing for over 100 infants per year with abnormal screening results. She also provides education to Tulane students on the treatment of IEM and NBS and precepts dietetic interns throughout the year.
Grace was lead author on a publication “False-Positive Newborn Screen Using the Beutler Spot Assay for Galactosemia in Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency, published in JIMD reports in 2017. She presented a poster titled “The Super Responders: Kuvan Provides Significant Dietary Liberalization in 17 of 72 PKU Patients” at GMDI in 2018.
Outside of her clinical responsibilities, Grace has been an active member of GMDI since 2016. She initially joined the technology committee in 2018 and stepped into the co-chair role in 2019. In this position she helps manage the many facets of MetabolicPro. She participated in a webinar earlier this year detailing the function of MetabolicPro for the GMDI membership.
Grace has shown great enthusiasm toward her leadership in her metabolic career to-date. She is a great role model for other dietitians who are just beginning their journey in metabolism. She represents the future of GMDI leadership.”
NEW FACULTY IN HAYWARD GENETIC CENTER!
Yuwen Li, MD, PhD, Assistant Director of Molecular Genetics and Cytogenetics
It gives us great pleasure to announce that Yuwen Li, MD, PhD has joined the faculty of the Hayward Genetics Center as Assistant Director of Molecular Genetics and Cytogenetics. He will be appointed as Assistant Professor in Pediatrics. Dr. Li has just completed ABMGG-accredited training in Clinical Molecular Genetics and has previously completed the Cytogenetics training at the Hayward Genetics Center and is ABMGG board-certified in Clinical Cytogenetics.
Dr. Li completed his medical degree at Jianghan University Medical School in Wuhan, China before becoming a graduate student at Tulane University Medical School. He completed his PhD dissertation in Prof. Samir El-Dahr's lab in 2014 describing the epigenetic regulation of nephron development and differentiation. In 2015, he received Top Oral Abstract by Trainee award at the American Society of Nephrology annual meeting and Best Poster Presentation award at the Southeast Regional Genetics group annual meeting. Dr. Li will actively participate in expanding cancer genetic testing and help develop new non-invasive genetic screening methods for prenatal testing.
Congratulations Lulu and Yuwen!
Our Hayward Genetics Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics Lab Trainees, Lulu Mao, PhD and Yuwen Li, PhD, both passed their American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics certifying exams in August 2017. We are very proud of both of these excellent trainees!!
On May 9 -10, 2017 Tulane Hayward Genetics Center hosted the annual CDG Patient, Parent, and Physician Meeting. The 2 day event, led by Dr. Eva Morava-Kozicz, allowed parents from across the country to come together and learn more about CDG from both local and international experts, as well as get 1-on-1 evaluations for their children during patient appointments.
Hayward Researcher Receives Genzyme Grant to Study Mitochondrial Theory in Multiple Sclerosis
Dr. Hans Andersson Voted Best Doctor
Hans Andersson, MD, was featured in the August 2015 Doctor's Issue of New Orleans Magazine. He has been a Best Doctor in Pediatric Genetics, Medical Genetics, and Pediatric Specialist - Metabolic Specialist every year since 1998.
Congratulations Dr. Andersson!