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


Edward M. Kloza, M.S., Senior Research Coordinator

Ed is a certified genetic counselor who earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Merrimack College in North Andover, MA and his Master’s in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling from Rutgers University. He has been a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors since 1980 and has served on its Board of Directors for 12 years. This tenure included chairing the Social Issues Committee, editing Perspectives in Genetic Counseling, co-chairing the NSGC’s Applied Marketing Project, and in 1991, serving as NSGC President. He is a 1994 recipient of an NSGC Regional Leadership Award (Region I) and the Natalie Weissberger Paul National Achievement Award in 2000. He served as NSGC Liaison to the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research, and as an expert consultant in laboratory quality to the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation. He is currently on the editorial Board of the Journal of Genetic Counseling and is also a founding board member of the American Board of Genetic Counseling, former co-director of the New England Regional Genetics Group, member of the American Society of Human Genetics, the American College of Medical Genetics, and the American Association for Clinical Chemistry. He is certified both by the American Board of Medical Genetics and the American Board of Genetic Counseling, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Ferre Institute in Binghamton NY. He was the Director of Clinical Support at the Foundation for Blood Research and involved in patient and physician recruitment for several research projects. He has co-authored over 35 publications and is regarded nationally as an expert in prenatal screening. He is now the Senior Research Coordinator in the Division of Medical Screening and Special Testing at Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.