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Connecticut Approves Mandatory Newborn Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Help from Passionate & Persistent Connecticut Children’s Neurologist July 12, 2019

This week Governor Ned Lamont signed into law House Bill 7282, instituting newborn screening for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The bill makes Connecticut the latest to join a growing list of states now that makes screening for SMA in all newborns mandatory.  SMA is the leading genetic cause of death for infants under two years of age.

ESPN Monday Night Football Personality “Tees It Up” With Geno Auriemma at the Fore the Kids Charity Golf Tournament June 24, 2019

ESPN Monday Night Football personality and former NFL defensive tackle and two-time Super Bowl winner Anthony “Booger” McFarland will join 11-time national championship coach Geno Auriemma for the 17th annual Fore the Kids Charity Golf Tournament at the Hartford Golf Club to benefit Connecticut Children’s.

Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center Partners with The Allstate Foundation to Educate High School Students on Healthy Relationships June 19, 2019

The Injury Prevention Center receives $40,000 Allstate Foundation Good Starts Young Grant®, enabling them to bring healthy relationships program to local high schools.

Connecticut Children’s Urology Division Ranks as Top 20 Program Nationally by U.S. News & World Report June 18, 2019

Connecticut Children’s urology division has ranked as a top 20 national program in the 2019-2020 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital ranking released today. At Connecticut Children’s, our new and expanded team of urologic specialists achieved the highest ranking in the division’s history thanks to its excellent outcomes and quality patient care.

Connecticut Children’s Joins ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program June 3, 2019

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) today announced that Connecticut Children’s, the primary pediatric teaching hospital for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, has joined ABMS’ Multi-Specialty Portfolio ProgramTM (Portfolio Program). Physicians who are board certified by one or more of the 18 of 24 ABMS Member Boards participating in the Portfolio Program can now earn Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) credit for their involvement in quality improvement (QI) activities.

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