Our Mission...
is to improve the quality of health service delivery and reduce the burden of disease and disability in the United States and elsewhere by carrying out broadly based research and education activities involving the translation of innovative medical research into practice


James E. Haddow, M.D., Director

Glenn E. Palomaki, Ph.D., Associate Director

Linda A. Bradley, Ph.D., FACMG, Public Health Geneticist

Edward M. Kloza, M.S., Senior Research Coordinator (RNA Study)

George J. Knight, Ph.D., Associate Director, Laboratory Science

Louis M. Neveux, B.A., Senior Medical Statistician

Joanne M. Beaudoin, Office Manager


James E. Haddow, M.D., Director

Dr. Haddow earned a B.A. degree from Harvard in 1957 and an M.D. degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1961.  He completed a rotating internship at Maine Medical Center in 1962 and a residency in Pediatrics at Boston City Hospital (BCH) in 1964.  From 1964 to 1966, he served in the United States Army as a Pediatrician at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and from 1966 to 1967 he had a fellowship in Pediatric Metabolism and Endocrinology at BCH.  From 1967 to 1974, he was an Assistant Director of the Pediatric Clinical Center and Director of Pediatric Endocrinology at BCH.  In 1974, he moved to Maine to take a position with the Rheumatic Disease Laboratory at the Maine Medical Center.  In that position, he became interested in the discipline of medical screening, initially in the specific area of prenatal screening.  In the intervening years, at the Foundation for Blood Research, he established an internationally recognized research program in prenatal screening and extended his research into other areas of medical screening, such as hemochromatosis, thyroid deficiency, and breast cancer.  He is now the Co-Director of the Division of Medical Screening and Special Testing at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Research) in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Research) at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.  He has written numerous chapters for medical texts and hundreds of scientific  papers published in peer-reviewed journals.  He is recognized as one of the world's experts in translating research into clinical practice in the area of medical screening.