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Division of Medical Screening and Special Testing
Women & Infants Hospital
70 Elm Street, 2nd Floor
Providence, RI 02903
P: (401) 453-7650
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Our staff of pathologists, program coordinators, medical technologists, research technicians, and clerical workers are dedicated to providing the highest level of quality and support available anywhere. We are available seven days a week to answer your calls.

Geralyn M. Messerlian, PhD
Geralyn M. Messerlian, PhD

Dr. Lambert-Messerlian is the director of the Division of Medical Screening and Special Testing and a professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She has a national and international reputation for her studies of the inhibin and activin family of gonadal and placental hormones, and was involved in the first studies in the U.S. on the clinical use of inhibin A in prenatal screening for Down syndrome and inhibin B in assessment of ovarian reserve. She is the author or coauthor of more than 100 research studies, review articles and scientific abstracts.

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James Haddow, MD

Dr. Haddow is co-director of the division and professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Beginning in the late 1970s, he pioneered the introduction of prenatal screening for open neural tube defects and Down syndrome in the U.S. and then participated in numerous research activities during the succeeding quarter century aimed at improving both laboratory and counseling aspects of the screening process. More recently, his research interests have focused on how thyroid hormone function and glucose metabolism during pregnancy influence maternal and child health. He is the author or co-author of more than 250 research articles, chapters, letters, and review articles and is associate editor of the Journal of Medical Screening.

 

Glenn Palomaki, PhD

Dr. Palomaki is an associate director of the division and associate professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He has received grant and contract support in the areas of prenatal screening and genetic testing, directed or participated in several structured evidence reviews, authored more than 250 peer-reviewed articles, and lectured on genetics and prenatal screening to national and international audiences. 

 

Diane S. Panizza, BS, MT (ASCP)

Diane S. Panizza has been the supervisor of the division's laboratory since 1985. She is an expert in all facets of hormone and tumor marker assays, prenatal screening tests, and interpretation of test results. Ms. Panizza is one of the most knowledgeable laboratory professionals in the area of prenatal screening and hormone assays and is a great resource to laboratory professionals throughout the U.S.

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