Genetic Counseling Graduate Student Royer Selected for LEND Fellowship at CHOP

By Purnell T. Cropper | July 27, 2015

Following a multi-stage, competitive application process, genetic counseling student Erin Royer ’16M was selected for a year-long fellowship with the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Each year, a genetic counseling fellow is selected from Arcadia University to be part of an interdisciplinary team at CHOP, including various medical professionals, family members, researchers, and advocacy group members, with the goal of learning more about neurodevelopmental disorders, many of which have genetic predispositions or causes, such as autism and Down syndrome. Royer will be the fifth LEND fellow from Arcadia. The program, supported by a federal grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, aims to equip fellows with the skills and insight to make them thought leaders in the management of these complex, lifelong disorders.