Jean Polasky is a newborn screening and cystic fibrosis registry nurse coordinator in the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the hospital staff in 2009 and worked as a nurse in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Medicine. In her role, she works with children, adolescents and families with complex needs. Through the state Infant Newborn Screening Program, she coordinates testing for babies identified at risk for cystic fibrosis. She also inputs and monitors data for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation registry, which helps identifies trends for microbiology, weight, hospitalizations, lung function and potential eligibility for cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) modulator therapies. Before joining our hospital, she worked as an infectious disease nurse at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio where she provided acute bedside care. She is a graduate of Otterbein University School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio.