New York-Mid Atlantic Consortium for Genetics and Newborn Screening Services 

Office Location: Albany, New York
States: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

Project Director: Michele Caggana, ScD, FACMG
Co-Project Director: Joann N. Bodurtha, MD, MPH 
Project Manager: Beth Vogel, MS,CGC


Mission Statement: “The charge of NYMAC is to ensure that individuals with heritable disorders and their families have access to quality care and appropriate genetic expertise and information in a region which includes Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.”

Featured Resources/Activities: NYMAC has several resources, including a number of brochures and sets of guidelines, which are available online.  Another activity of NYMAC is the Emergency Preparedness Specimen Exchange, in which four of the NYMAC programs participated in specimen exchange drills.

Summary of Projects: NYMAC has a number of projects including: 
  • Education and Outreach to the Asian Communities
  • Maintain and Update Diagnostic Tables
  • Emergency Preparedness for NBS Programs
  • IBEM-IS Participation
  • SCID/Lysosomal Storage Disease Symposium and Lab Practicum
  • Inter-regional CCHD Interest Group
  • Improving Primary Care Provider Response Time to Newborn Screening Results 

 Further information regarding these projects are available on the NYMAC website

Contact Information: 
Attn: Bonnie L. Fredrick, MS
New York State Department of Health
Wadsworth Center, Room E-297
Empire State Plaza
P.O. Box 509
Albany, NY 12201-0509