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Elaina Jurecki, MS, RD

Elaina Jurecki, MS, RD   

Primary Job Title
Associate Director, Medical Communications, Medical Affairs Division

Centers & Contact Information
University of Florida Health, Halifax Health
Daytona Beach, FL
Biography
Elaina Jurecki, MS,RD currently serves as an Associate Director for the Medical Communication Division of Medical Affairs overseeing publication development and continuing education activities for BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. She is also responsible for overseeing the nutritional aspects of projects in the commercial division, clinical protocols in research, and educational efforts at BioMarin, and has worked for the company for the past 6 years. Prior to that, she served as Regional Metabolic Nutrition Coordinator for the Northern California Kaiser Medical Centers for about fifteen years. Ms. Jurecki received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA and her MS in Nutritional Science from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. She did her dietetic internship at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center.

Ms. Jurecki has coauthored many articles in journals such as the Journal for Inherited Metabolic Disease, Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, Journal of Pediatrics, American Dietetic Association Journal, and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, as well as has been asked to be a reviewer of manuscripts submitted to these journals. She has written a chapter on nutritional management for inborn errors of metabolism for a college text book published by Wadsworth Thompson Learning used by the Nutrition Department at San Jose State University. Ms. Jurecki has served as a reviewer for the latest edition of the ADA Management Guidelines manual. She is a member of various professional organizations including the American Dietetic Association, Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group, Society of Inherited Metabolic Disorders, Drug Information Association, International Society for Medical Publication Professionals, and a founding member of the Genetic Metabolic Dietitians International. She is the co-chair for the organic academia nutrition guidelines development committee, a project funded by the Southeastern Newborn Screening and Genetics Collaborative. She has given numerous presentations at scientific meetings on various topics related to nutritional management of inborn errors of metabolism, and has collaborated with colleagues working in the field on research activities. Ms. Jurecki also regularly gives presentations for her company at advisory board meetings, patient educational events, and employee training sessions.

Areas of Expertise

Pediatric Dietetics, Inborn Errors of Metabolism with expertise in Organic Acidemias, Medical Communications for publishing and writing in the areas of PKU and Mucopolysaccharidosis 

Education

MS in Nutritional Science at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI,

BS in Biochemistry at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Publications
Berry S, Brown C, Cederbaum S, Grant M, Green C, Jurecki E, Koch J, Moseley K, Suter R, vancalcar S. Newborn Screening 50 Years Later: Access Issues Faced by Adults with PKU. Genetics in Medicine; 2013, doi:10.1038/gim.2013.10.

Cunningham A, Bausell H, Brown M, Chapman M, DeFouw K, Ernst S, McClure J, McCune H, O’Steen D, Pender A, Skrabal J, Wessel A, Jurecki E, Shediac R, Prasad S, Gillis J, Cederbaum S. Recommendations for the use of sapropterin in PKU. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism; 106 (2012) 269-276.

Gordon P, Thomas J, Suter R, Jurecki E. Evolving patient selection and clinical benefit criteria for sapropterin dihydrochloride treatment of PKU patients. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism; 2012, doi:10.1016/j.ymgme.2011.12.023

Nutrition Management Guidelines Activity
2008 - Present

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