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


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

George Knight earned his B.S. in 1963 and his Ph.D. in 1968 from Rutgers University . He also earned a Master’s degree from Harvard University in 1964.  He served in the United States Air Force as a Clinical Laboratory Officer from 1968 to 1972, and as a Post Doctoral Fellow in Pathobiology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons from 1972 to 1973.  From 1973 to 1978, Dr. Knight worked as a Research Scientist and Assistant Director at Electro-Nucleonics Laboratories in Bethesda, Maryland .  In that capacity, he developed immunodiagnostic tests and reagents, and produced and characterized oncogenic viruses.  He joined the Foundation for Blood Research in 1978, where he directed the Prenatal Screening Laboratory for 26 years.  His activities included developing immunodiagnostic tests for prenatal diagnosis and immunological disorders.  He has had a special interest in quality control of prenatal screening laboratories.  Dr. Knight, in partnership with Glenn Palomaki, administered the FP Prenatal Screening Proficiency Testing Program jointly sponsored by the Foundation for Blood Research and the College of American Pathologists from 1990 to 2005.  George also directed the Interlaboratory Proficiency Program for Amniotic Fluid Acetylcholinesterase. In 2005, he joined the Division of Medical Screening and Special Testing at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence , Rhode Island as Associate Director of Laboratory Science and is Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Research) at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.