Giving a Voice to the Youngest Patients


Newborn screening results speak for babies by telling hospital staff when something isn’t right. By testing for a missing enzyme, this lab can ensure that babies get timely treatment for a condition that can cause serious complications, or even death.


James H. Nichols, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology and Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry and Point-of-Care Testing, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Dr. Nichols’ research interests span evidence-based medicine, information management, laboratory automation, point-of-care testing, and toxicology. Knowing that laboratory test results directly impact patient care motivates him each day.


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