Celia Kaye, M.D., Ph.D., is a recently retired Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Education, from the Office of Educational Development and Research at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine. Prior to this position, she also served as a geneticist and professor of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Center in San Antonio. Additionally, she served as the Project Director of the Mountain States Genetic Services Regional Collaboratives (MSGRC). Dr. Kaye’s research interests have focused around medical education, inborn errors of metabolism, and newborn screening. Dr. Kaye earned both her BS and MD degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where she later went on to receive her PhD from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. During her time in Illinois, she served as a co-medical Director of the Perinatal Center and Director of Pediatric Genetics and the Genetics Laboratory. She has continued to serve on numerous task forces, and federal, state committees.
Dr. Kaye should be recognized for her specific efforts to improve newborn screening systems. She was a member of the Uniform Panel Workgroup panel of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), the Task Force for Newborn Screening of the Texas Department of Health, the National Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center Steering Committee, and the American Academy of Pediatrics Working Group on Policy for Newborn Screening and the Medical Home. Dr. Kaye has also supported the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation and other organizations that help address genetic services in chronic care facilities and clinical and molecular genetic studies in Chromosome 18 abnormalities. Dr. Kaye’s contribution to the newborn screening community also includes her being the author of numerous peer reviewed publications in the advancement and education of genetic services and newborn screening.
The NBSTRN is extremely happy to congratulate Dr. Kaye as our spotlight researcher of the month and value all of her impact that she has made to the newborn screening community!