Thank you to Dr. Jessica Dunn and all of the families who shared their stories to raise awareness about CMV and demonstrate why we need universal newborn screening for cCMV across Canada.

Dr. Jessica Dunn, MD, MPH, FRCPC is a Pediatric Infectious Disease specialist at Alberta Children’s Hospital and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. She earned her medical degree and Master of Public Health at Boston University, then pursued her Pediatric and Infectious Diseases post-graduate training at the University of Ottawa. She played a key role in the development of Newborn Screening Ontario’s CMV screening program as a risk factor for hearing loss, the first of its kind in the world, and continues to serve as the medical lead for this provincial program.

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