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Newborn Screening Reference Center
N.I.H., U.P. Manila
Unit 104, Building A, UP Ayala Land Technohub
Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines


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About NSRC
Meet the Staff PDF Print E-mail

 

DR. CARMENCITA D. PADILLA

Director

 

 

DR. MARIA MELANIE B. ALCAUSIN

Assistant Director for Research

 

MS. IMELDA A. DE LEON

Assistant Director for QA & Program Review

 

MS. MA. ELOUISA L. REYES

Assistant Director for Program Support

 

MS. CHARITY M. JOMENTO

Quality Assurance Officer

 

MS. VINA G. MENDOZA

PDO for Communications and Advocacy

 

MR. JUAN CARLO G. REMULLA

PDO for Patient Care

 

MS. MARIA TRUDA T. DIZON-ESCOREAL

PDO for Quality Assurance

 

MS. JOVY ANN M. CASAMORIN

PDO for Program Review and Research

 

DR. ANGELICA CECILIA V. TOMAS

Medical Specialist II

 

DR. EVANGELINE CAPUL

University Researcher

 

DR. LENIZA D. HAMOY

Fellow, Clinical Genetics

 

DR. JACKIE LOU B. SORIANO

Fellow, Endocrinology Program

 

MS. RIZA CONCORDIA N. SUAREZ

Program Manager

 

MS. JESUSA B. JALAD

Administrative Officer

 

MS. MARIAN R. BAYLON

Executive Assistant

 

MR. JERICHO MARI A. PASCUAL

Project Development Officer

 

MS. MARJORIE ANNE D. DIMAANO

Records Officer

 

MS. GIRLIE P. VILLARUEL

Supply Officer

 

MS. MARY GRACE B. OPON

Accounting Officer

 

MS. MA. AGNES J. ENAGAN

Administrative Assistant

 

MS. JUVELYN P. LUMABAS

Administrative Assistant

 

MR. DUSTIN DANIEL V. PALACIO

Administrative Assistant

 

MR. RICHARD U. ALIPASA

Administrative Aide

 

MR. JESUS I. SAGUN

Administrative Aide

 

 

 

 

 
Functions of NSRC PDF Print E-mail

As stipulated in the Newborn Screening Act of 2004, the NSRC shall be guided by the following functions:

  • be responsible for the national testing database and case registries, training, technical assistance and continuing education for laboratory staff in all Newborn Screening Centers
  • define the testing and follow-up protocols for Newborn Screening Centers (NSCs) to be established in strategic locations in the country
  • maintain an external laboratory proficiency-testing program
  • oversee the national testing database and case registries
  • report to the BHFS the NSCs found violating these rules and regulations and those performing and providing NBS procedures and services without any DOH accreditation
  • participate in consultation and evaluation activities initiated by BHFS in relation to the NSRC and the NSCs performance and in improving implementation of these rules and regulations.

 

 

 
Role of NSRC Print E-mail

RA 9288 or the Newborn Screening Act of 2004 mandates the National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines to create the Newborn Screening Reference Center (NSRC). The NSRC is responsible for the national testing database and case registries, training, technical assistance and continuing education for laboratory staff in all Newborn Screening Centers. Section 14 of the same article also stipulates that Newborn Screening Reference Center shall be responsible for the Quality Assurance of the National Comprehensive Newborn Screening System of the Country.

The NSRC provides technical assistance to the DOH-NIH network in reaching the ultimate goal of screening Filipino newborns for common life-threatening heritable disorders. NSRC, together with the Bureau of Health Facilities and Services (BHFS) of the DOH, ensures that quality services are provided to babies screened. The NSRC assists DOH in establishing Newborn Screening Centers (NSC’s) in geographically located areas. All NSCs will comprise a newborn screening laboratory and will be equipped with a follow up program that is linked with the DOH.

 
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