College of Health Sciences

Genetic Counseling Student Thesis Projects

Students in the genetic counseling program complete a thesis project, supported by both a faculty advisor and an outside advisor who is an expert on the particular research topic. In our 2015 survey of recent alumni, 95% reported that the thesis projects were invaluable in their job searches and in qualifying them to continue to research and publish in their professional work as genetic counselors.

Research Your Area of Interest

About halfway through the first year at Arcadia, and in consultation with faculty members, you select a research topic based on your area of interest. The types of projects vary widely and have included reviews of clinical charts, surveys of or interviews with genetic counselors, surveys of or interviews with patients and family members, and experimental interventions such as developing educational resources for professionals or families and assessing their effectiveness. In some cases, projects continue or extend research done by previous students.  In many cases, the projects are collaborations with clinical supervisors and others in the Philadelphia area from institutions such as the University of Pennsylvania, Nemours/A. I. duPont Hospital for Children, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, and Fox Chase Cancer Center. 

Before the end of the first year, you present your project scope and purpose to classmates for feedback and begin writing your proposal, including a budget and plan for addressing potential problems. Approval of the proposal by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) allows research to begin, usually before the end of the summer. To support your research, we have funding for statistical support, and small grants are available from the University, the department and from other institutions for travel and other research expenses.  You conduct your project by collecting data, analyzing it and writing up a paper describing the results. Progress and drafts are reviewed in partnership with advisors at regular intervals, and your project is presented to faculty, classmates, and supervisors on Thesis Day—the last Friday in April—a watershed event in the graduate program.

Professional Presentation and Publication

Having our students acknowledged for their academic and professional efforts validates the strength of Arcadia's program and the quality of its students and graduates. Following completion of the thesis projects, students are encouraged to submit their theses for presentation and/or publication. Faculty and advisors continue to guide you in preparing abstracts for submission to conferences and for publication. A significant number of students do this successfully each year, and our recent graduates frequently present their projects at the annual national meetings for NSGC, ASHG, or ACMG. Many projects have also been published in peer-reviewed journals. 

Student Thesis Projects Over the Years

Having our students acknowledged for their academic and professional efforts validates the strength of Arcadia's program and the quality of its students and graduates. Students are encouraged to submit their theses for presentation and or publication. A significant number of students have taken on this challenge and have had their work selected for presentation and or publication.

2017

Barch, Joshua Analyzing Genetic Counseling Sessions Conducted Via Video Conferencing to Aid in the Development of Pre-Counseling Tools
Brenna, Ethan Genetic Counseling Program Directors’ Experience with a Psychiatric Genetics Resource Packet
Hathaway, Evan Gambling and Medical Decisions: The Influence of Risk Propensity on Choices Related to Genetically-Predisposed Health Conditions
Jennings, Sarah Prevalence of Mental Health Conditions in the Skeletal Dysplasia Population
Kenley, Kathleen Experiences of Same-Sex Couples in Utilizing Reproductive Services and Genetic Services
Knazik Phelps, Jocelyn Parental Use of Newborn Screening Results for Reproductive Benefit in a Metabolic Genetics Setting
Manso, Vanessa An Exploration of Patient Experiences with Diagnosis Change
Milliken, Lindsay Mitochondrial Disease: Impact of the Diagnostic Odyssey on Parents and Patients
Purvis, Rebecca Prevalence, Perception and Predictors of Genetic Testing for Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS)
Scarff, Megan Characterizing the Symptoms and Severity of Autonomic Dysfunction in Primary Mitochondrial Disease
Shaner, Julia Anxiety and Stress in Family Members of People with Huntington’s Disease
Share, Matthew 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome in a Large African American Cohort
Snell, Meaghan The Mannogram: A Quantitative Analysis of Men’s Views of Mammography
Speilman, Kelsey Experiences of Men with Cystic Fibrosis on Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Pilot Study
Stone, Joshua Comparing Knowledge of Tay-Sachs Disease in Samples of Americans with Ashkenazi Jewish and non-Jewish Ancestry

2016

Cacioppo, Cara Attitudes about the use of Internet support groups and the impact among parents of children with Cornelia de Lange syndrome.
Dickens, Victoria Development of the Cancer Risk Education and Wellness (CREW) tool: A needs assessment of cancer genetic counselors and patients.
Faulkner, Kaylee Different methods to collect family history in cancer genetics: Impact on genetic counselor time.
Fulton, Samantha Association of family history of celiac disease, type 1 diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis with autism spectrum disorder.
Gbur, Samantha Prevalence and characterization of orthopedic findings of the central nervous system in Costello Syndrome.
Goldstein, Toba A comparison of Ashkenazi Jewish (AJ) screening panels and the impact of the Victor Center.
Grand, Katie Hypocalcemia and full scale IQ in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.
Kraft, Kaitlin The diagnostic delay and cognitive phenotype associated with Turner Syndrome and the effect on diagnosis.
Omaggio, NinaMarie Have you ever googled a patient? Social media intersects the practice of genetic counseling.
Pressman, Rena Patient and provider uncertainty in exome sequencing results disclosure sessions.
Raper, Anna Baseline knowledge of lipids and risk perception in patients with a low-density lipoprotein cholesterol > 220mg/dl or previous diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia.
Royer, Erin A qualitative evaluation of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Down Syndrome fact sheet.
Sacca, Rosalba Association of airway abnormalities with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.
Volz, Brianna ‘To disclose or not to disclose’: An investigation of counselor self-disclosure in the field of genetic counseling.

2015

Akgumus, Gozde Professional Issues for International Genetic Counselors
Higgs, Lydia The Development of Visual Aids for Genetic Counseling about Multi-Gene Hereditary Breast Cancer Panels
Horte, Janice Parental Understanding of Chromosomal Microarray Results
January, Kathleen Benefits and Limitations of a Multidisciplinary Approach to Individualized Management of Cornelia de Lange Syndrome and Related Diagnoses
Keller, Kierstin A Survey of the Clinical and Social Manifestation of Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Patients with Mitochondrial Disease
Kielczewski, Caroline Exploring the Impact of Multiplex Cancer Gene Panels on Genetic Counselors: “I really didn’t see this one coming.”
McCarty, Andrew Participant Perspectives and Efficiency of iPads in Pedigree Construction and Assessment
McDougall, Carey Delayed Diagnosis in Turner Syndrome is Associated with Social Anxiety
Monte, Meagan Opinions and Experiences Surrounding Predictive Testing for Friedreich’s Ataxia: A Survey of Parents, Siblings, and Affected Patients
Pilchman, Lisa “It’s been a rollercoaster”: Evaluating Partner Experiences with Abnormal Prenatal Microarray Results
Schoenfeld, Brian An Xq28 Duplication with Moyamoya: Clinical Significance and a Mother’s Perspective 
Schott, Amanda Increased Prevalence of Malignancy in Twins with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome
Weinberg, Abigail “It’s a lot of information, just not the information we wanted”: Experiences with Whole Exome Sequencing from the Pediatric Genetic Sequencing Project at CHOP

2014

Chambers, Chelsea Motivations for Presymptomatic Genetic Testing in C9orf72 Related Frontotemporal Degeneration and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Families.
Glaser, Kimberly Parental Opinions and Attitudes Toward Predictive Genetic Testing for Friedreich Ataxia.
Goldberg-Strassler, Dina Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument (PODCI) and Tethered Cord in Individuals with Costello Syndrome.
Khan, Shama Prevalence of Significant Genetic Diagnoses Among a Pediatric Population Admitted to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at the Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia
Lucy, Alexandra The Effects of DNA Ancestry Testing Results on Ethnic Identity and Perceived Medical Implications.
Maxedon, Michelle "We all share the illness, we all share the fight, but we do it differently" A Case Study of a Non-Mennonite Family Living with Maple Syrup Urine Disease.
McKenna, Danielle Hereditary Cancer Panels: Clinical Utilization, Testing Strategies and Genetic Counselors’ Knowledge of Technology.
Morel, Dayna Parental Uncertainty in Microarray Testing and Results for Autism Spectrum Disorder.    
Nugent, Kimberly Genetic Counseling Licensure: An Oral History.
Rutledge, Kimberly Perception of Cancer Risk & Risk Management in Male and Female Offspring of BRCA Families: A Secondary Analysis.
Savage, Michelle The Prevalence of a Cognitive Phenotype in Turner Syndrome and its Potential Influence on the Diagnostic Process.
Schindewolf, Erica “Who is the deciding factor?” Analysis of Current Parental Perspectives Regarding Discontinuation of Elaprase in Children with MPS II Based on the 2011 Expert Panel Consensus Article.
Squire, Audrey Attitudes and Motivations Toward Genetic Testing Among College-Level Athletes.
Stoddart, Amy​ Survey of Patient Motivations and Deterrents to Clinical Trial Participation in Mitochondrial Disease. 
Stumm, Kallyn “You don't really know what's gonna happen next. And you don't really know what it all means at that time.”: An exploration of the needs of partners of women receiving uncertain prenatal microarray results.
Wiley, Samantha Informed consent in pediatric genome-wide sequencing: Content of informed consent sessions and parental understanding  

2013

Cabey, Rachael Views and experiences of pro-life genetic counselors related to value conflicts in the career setting.
Chowns, Jessica Young women (18-25) with BRCA mutations in the family: Motivations for or against testing.
Davis, Allison The effect of visual aids on knowledge, anxiety, and health behaviors.
Ebrahimzadeh, Jessica Assessing the qualities that guide genetic counselors’ choice for genetic testing laboratories.
Hyatt, Colette Pre-symptomatic genetic testing of monozygotic and dizygotic twins: Looking at a twin perspective.
Koprowski, Kristen Exploring the impact of the diagnostic process on patients evaluated for Marfan Syndrome and their families.
Levenseller, Brooke L. Stakeholders’ opinions on the implementation of pediatric whole exome sequencing: implications for informed consent.
Lundy, Meghan An investigation of genetic counselors’ testing recommendations: Pedigree analysis and the use of multi-gene breast cancer panels.
Mighion, Lindsey Effects of giving bad news on compassion fatigue in genetic counselors and possible implications for NIPT.
Narcisa, Vivien L. Identifying the social, emotional, and practical needs of teenagers with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.
Scarano, Maria Irene Endocrine manifestations in patients affected by 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.
Schultz, Kathryn Z. Comparing face perception skill in Williams syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, Prader-Willi syndrome, mild intellectual disability and typical development.
Shah, Divya Professional issues for international genetic counselors.

2012

Amlie-Wolf, Louise Renal Anomalies, Polyhydramnios and Single Umbilical Artery as Prenatal Clues to the Diagnosis of 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome
Clark, Marissa Non-invasive Prenatal Testing: Views of Genetic Counselors and Implications for the Profession
Everhart, Samantha Factors Influencing Clinician Satisfaction with APOE Genotype Disclosure Counseling Sessions: The REVEAL Study
Gomez, Alejandra Assessment of Genetic Counselors’ Views and Attitudes towards Providing Consent for the Use and Storage of Newborn Screen Dried Blood Spots
Hildebrandt, Alysia Uveal Melanoma: Exploring Patients’ Desire for a Personalized Risk Assessment of Developing Metastatic Disease through Genetic Testing
Kiely, Rachel Genetic Counselors’ Views of Consanguineous Couples
Liu, Hongbin Novel Clinical Manifestations in Pallister-Killian Syndrome
Rickard, Stacey Orthopedic Manifestations and Implications for Individuals with Costello Syndrome
Schilling, Christina Follow the Money: A Descriptive Assessment of the History, Challenges, and Barriers to the Funding of Genetics Services in New York State
Tarpinian, Jennifer Determining Genetic Counselors’ Perspectives on the Applicability and Implications of Universal Carrier Tests
Tusi, Jessica “Permission to Open Up Pandora’s Box”: Participants’ Views of Whole Exome Sequencing Research
Winheld, Stephanie Determining Factors that Influence Reproductive Decision-Making in Women with Epilepsy

2011

Allan, Catherine Seeking a Diagnosis: Parental/Guardian Interest and Motivation
Bomba, Kathryn Barriers Towards Perinatal Autopsies
Capasso, Jenina Parental Disclosure: Predictors of Content BRCA Positive Parents Discuss with Their Minor Offspring
Clarke, Colleen Retrospective Analysis of Metabolic Profiles in Primary Mitochondrial Disease
Cook, Rebecca Assessing the Utility of Four Educational Videos Concerning Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Eberhard, Moriah Assessing the Effectiveness of Provider Education for the SNP Microarray: A Pilot Study
Folk, Leandra The Development of a Doctorate Degree in Genetic Counseling: A National Survey of the Opinions and Concerns of Genetic Counselors
Hartman, Jessica Assessing the Spanish-Speaking Interpreter's Understanding of Prenatal Genetic Counseling
Hoard, Michelle Qualitative Analysis of the Psychosocial Impact of Limited Interaction Amongst People With CF: The Patient's Perspective
McCormick, Elizabeth Assessing Genotype-Phenotype Correlation in Costello Syndrome With the Use of a Severity Score
McLarney, Brittany Creating a Useful Book about Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency for Adolescents
Mueller, Rebecca From Colonization to Isolation: Tracking the Risks and Repercussions of Cross-infection in Cystic Fibrosis
Roberts, Melanie Exploring Social Adjustment and Coping Strategies in Young Adults with Treacher Collins Syndrome
Wisniewski, Natalia Pharmacogenomics and the Clinic: Patient Expectations of Pharmacogenetic Testing and Delivery and the Potential Role for Genetic Counselors

2010

Ahimaz, Priyanka Assessment of Attitudes Toward Genetic Counseling For Family Members of Patients with Parkinson Disease
Child, Andrea Client Follow-up in a Community Hospital Cancer Risk Assessment Program: Utility of the Annual Questionnaire
Forgeng, Courtney Assessing the Knowledge and Attitudes of Genetic Counseling Students on Pharmacogenomics
Garin, Katie Adult Management of Phenylketonuria
Grey, Becky Genetic Counselors' Utilization of CHEK2 Testing
Kaczmarek, Amy Assessing the Use of Social Support Systems by Men with Kennedy's Disease
Leighton, Justin The General Public's Understanding and Perception of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Results
Rainey, Kim The experiences of individuals who receive true negative results from BRCA testing: A qualitative pilot study
Seyer, Lauren The Development of a Doctorate Degree in Genetic Counseling: An Investigation of Current Opinions and Future Considerations
Sutcliffe, Erin Attitudes toward and perceptions of genetic testing for Familial Defective Apolipoprotein B-100 within the Amish community
Tietsworth, Candace Survey of the History and Treatment of Seizures in Individuals with Chromosome 15q Duplications
Wells, McKenzie Assessing Factors Involved in Genetic Counselors' Support of Predictive Genetic Testing in Minors
Zelley, Kristin Identifying the Unmet Needs of Women with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

2009

Brenner, Laurie Genetic Counselors' Views of Patient Misperceptions in Counseling Sessions: A Qualitative Study.
Depas, Morgan The Knowledge and Attitudes of Adult Women with Cystic Fibrosis toward Reproduction and Genetic Testing
Gomez, Daisy Overcoming Communication Barriers From the Perspective of Medical Interpreters
Kron, Katherine Factors Influencing Reproductive Decision-Making Among Individuals with Epilepsy: Assessing the Importance of Offspring Risk Perception.
Lyons, Michelle Addressing the Needs of Orthodox Jews Receiving Genetic Counseling for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Mento, Sandra Prevention and Detection of Breast Cancer in
BRCA Mutation Carriers.
Polinsky, Cristina Medical Management Decision Making Following Uninformative BRCA1/BRCA2 Genetic Test Result Disclosure.
Reinwald, Joanna An Assessment of Chinese-English Alpha-Thalassemia Pamphlets: Is Chinese Hazardous to Your Health?
Roman, Sandra An assessment of general genetic knowledge, perceived risks and attitudes towards genetic counseling in Hispanic patients.
Schofield, Elizabeth Assessment of level II ultrasound screenings for women of AMA between 18 and 22 gestational weeks in pregnancies with chromosomally normal fetuses.
Sellers, Heather Differences in Ovarian Cancer Risk Awareness and Screening Practices Between Women with Hereditary Breast and/or Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (HBOC) and Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer Syndrome (HNPCC): A Pilot Study.
Stroh, Eliza Attitudes of Genetic Counselors Toward Presenting Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis for Ruling Out Disease and for Non-medical Purposes.
Tsikerdanos, Colleen Effects of a Counselor's Pregnancy on Prenatal Genetic Counseling Sessions.

2008

Brandt, Amanda Communication of BRCA1/2 Mutation Test Results to At-risk Family Members: A Male's Perspective
Charles, Melanie How Much Do Women Know About Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome? Assessing the Knowledge and Beliefs of Women with PCOS
Coffey, Lauren The Audiological Assessment of Patients with the 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome
Dewys, Amanda Prenatal Genetic Counseling Referral Perceptions in Spanish and English Speaking Patients
Feret, Holly An Assessment of Genetic Counselors' Attitudes towards Individuals with Schizophrenia
Heuer, Carolyn Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Genetic Counselors' Attitudes and Practices
Howard, Erika The Impact of Uninformative BRCA1/2 Results in African American Women: Understanding, Risk Perception, and Cancer Worry
Kowalski, Megan Exploring the Unmet Needs and Unanswered Questions of Adolescents and Young Aadults with Craniosynostosis
MacKeverican, Beth Huntington's Disease: Are Supportive Services Meeting the Needs of Caregivers?
Primeau, Sarah Implicit Attitudes of Healthcare Workers Towards Facial Dysmorphology
Rennig, Corrine A Child's Diagnosis of Marfan Syndrome: A Description of Parental Experiences
Turner, Tiffany The Assessment of Parental Attitudes, Concerns, and Understanding About Genetic Testing for Non-syndromic Bilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss

2007

Boni, Charlotte The Assessment of Genetic Counselors' Attitudes Toward Breast Cancer Susceptibility Testing Prior to Surgical Intervention
Cressman, Marcie An Assessment of Nurses' Bedside Knowledge of Genetics
Kovalcin, Mary Beth Cancer Incidence in Grandparents of Children with Achondroplasia at the Time of Diagnosis
Lowe, Kathryn Determining the Number of Individuals with Anophthalmia/Microphthalmia Who Have Received Chromosome Analysis and Renal Ultrasound Evaluations
Monaco, Laura The Assessment of Genetic Counselors' Perceptions, Attitudes, and Current Practice Towards Counseling for Psychiatric Illnesses
Pryzbylski, Amber How Having a Family History of a Genetic Condition Affects Genetic Counselor Practice
Santini Smith, Andrea Identifying Barriers to Prenatal Genetic Counseling Services in Rural Areas: A Pilot Study
Szak, Megan Using the Implicit Association Test to Evaluate How Education Changes Perceptions of Dysmorphology
Tandy, Stephany Genome-wide Expression Arrays On Lymphoblasts Of Children With Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS)

2006

Bobis, Rachel Genetic Counselors and Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams: Team Members' Knowledge of Genetic Counselors' roles
Clay, Dana Perceived Risk, General Knowledge, and Attitudes Toward Predictive Testing in Unaffected Individuals with a Family History of Frontotemporal Dementia
Delany, Mary Reproductive Decisions After the Birth of a Child with Cystic Fibrosis
Giatropoulos, Christina Obstetric Issues in Women with Skeletal Dysplasia: What Women Want
Hamman, Kelly The State of Genetic Counseling in Assisted Reproductive Technology
Koch, Kristi The Unaffected Sibling: Parental Accounts of Sibling Interactions in Families Where a Child Has Williams Syndrome
Martin, Joanna Genetic Counselors As Part of a Multidisciplinary Team Involved in the Care of individuals with Turner Syndrome
Roberts, Vicki Assessment of Pennsylvania Pediatricians' Knowledge of and Roles in the Newborn Screening System
Savage, Melissa Discovering Self-efficacy in Patients with Von Hippel-Lindau Disease
Schmidlen, Tara Genetic Counseling Versus Genetic Consulting: Evaluating the Impact of a Name on the Expectations of Service
Shehan, Erin The Effects of Huntington Disease on Patients and Their Spouses
Zoladz, Jessica The Importance of Genetic Counseling for Individuals and Family Members of Affected Individuals with a Diagnosis of a Retinal Degenerative Disease

2005

Ahern, Meagan Craniosynostosis and its Impact on Family Functioning
Carre, Amanda Determining Health Supervision Guidelines for Children with Overgrowth Syndromes
Charles, Sarah Patient Satisfaction with Genetic Counseling for BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations in African American Women
Close, Lindsey Genetic Counseling for Schizophrenia: The Views Expressed by Family Members of Affected Individuals
Corbman, Melanie Assessing the Genetic Counseling Needs of Families Affected by Glycogen Storage Disease
Gablik, Joanne What Teens Need to Know: Genetics 101. The Development and Implementation of an Educational Module
Giuliano, Dawn The Spouse as the Patient: The Effect of Huntington Disease on the Spouse
Hoffman, Kim Special Educators' Knowledge of Genetic Mental Retardation Syndromes: A Needs Assessment
Jiorle, Beth Psychosocial Aspects of Young Adults Living with Cystic Fibrosis
Kent, Jessica Neonatal Diagnosis of Prader-Willi Syndrome: An Assessment of Parental Needs
Lee, Kerri A Retrospective Evaluation of Second Trimester Maternal Serum Screening in Pregnancies with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome
Smith, Lauren Uptake of Prenatal Genetic Testing Services Among Underserved Populations

2004

Fels, Christina Accuracy of Patient Risk Perception and How it Correlates to Patient's Trust of Provided Risk Information
Harris, Stacy Investigation of Skewed X-Inactivation Status in Females with Optiz G/BBB Syndrome and a Novel Mutation in MID1
Johnson, Holly An Evaluation of Barriers to Carrier Testing in the Ashkenazi Jewish Population: A Pilot Study with a Focus Group of College Students
Senecoff, Julie Competencies for Genetic Counselors in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Pharmacogenomic Clinical Trials
Zonno, Kristi In Search of Barriers to Testing When There is a Known Mutation in the Family: Development of a Survey to Assess Communication Patterns and Genetic Testing Uptake in Familes with a Known BRCA1 or BRCA 2 Muation

2003

Armeli, Christina The Level of Awareness of β-Thalassemia in Italian and Italian-American Populations
Baeslach, Christen Quality of Life in Patients with a Family History of Colorectal Cancer and Other Influences of Quality of Life
Bianco, Nicole Communicating Numerical Risk Information in Genetic Counseling
Corsetti, Stephanie Giving Parents a Diagnosis of NF1 for their Children: Quantitative Analysis of the Counseling Process
D'Ambruoso, Lisa One Family's Experience with Sex Chromosome Aneuploidy and Mosaicism: A Case Report
Ennis, Sara Hearing Loss and Genetic Testing: Assessing Prenatal Views that Inform Decision Making
Gehris, Pamela Congenital Left-Sided Lesions of the Heart: A Cohort Study
Keenan, Meredith A Pilot Study: Assessing the Needs of Adolescents Diagnosed with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
Klingler, Elizabeth Implicit and Explicit Attitudes of Genetic Counselors Towards Dysmorphology
Ober, Janet Awareness of the Genetic Counseling Profession at Undergraduate Colleges
Oetting, Lisa An Issue of Informed Consent: An Investigation of Parental Attitudes about the Informed Consent Process for Genetic Counseling
Peterman, Christine An Assessment of High School Students' Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Specific Genetic Diseases
Walther, Susan Sulfation Pharmacogenetics: Relationship of Phenol Sulfotransferase SULT1A1 Genotype to Activity Phenotype in MCF-7 Cells

2002

Bryant, Jennifer Understanding the Complex Genetics of Pheochromocytoma: Revised Recommendations for Genetic Testing
Catanzaro, Jason Maternal Risk Factors and the Severity of Congenital Heart Disease in Infants with the 22q 11.2 Deletion Syndrome
Goss, Devin Access to Health Care in the Genetic Counseling Setting
Lyman, Mollie Genetic Counselor Shortage: Myth or Fact?
Merchant, Amanda Women with Neural Tube Defects for Pregnancy Histories of Neural Tube Defects: Their Views on Genetic Counseling
Smith, Jennifer Exploring the Genetic Counselor's Role When Working with Families and Bereaved Siblings
Whoolery, Kara Psychosocial, Occupational and Service Needs of Adults with Williams Syndrome
Yaeger, Dinah Anxiety and Optimism in Parents of Children with Smith-Magenis Syndrome

2001

Blasko, Jessica The Potential Influence of Web Site Reliability in Cancer Risk Counseling
Coughlin, Curtis Genetic Diagnosis of Mental Retardation and the Implications of Fragile X Syndrome on Family Dynamics: Case Studies
Flora, Christina From Mystery to Medicine: An Analysis of the Findings Associated with Primordial Dwarfism, ODPD, Undifferentiated Type
McKay, Suzanne Neonatal Screening Tests: Differences in Opinion between Parents and Physicians
Moitz-Fiorito, Aimee Possible Partial Trisomy 19p: A Case Study
Mushlin, Jamie Characteristics of Women at High Risk for Developing Breast Cancer at Pre-Counseling, Post-Counseling, and Follow-Up
Shah, Kinjal The Level of Awareness of β-Thalassemia in Asian Indians
Tonnesen, Melissa The 22q11.2 Deletion: A Survey of Familial and De Novo Cases Comparing Parents' Medical Management of their Children with the Deletion, Parents' Medical Knowledge of the Deletion, and Parents' Social Support Resources
Wagner, Danielle A Needs Assessment of Elementary School Teachers Regarding Genetic Conditions
Woolley, Elizabeth Family-Centered Care: Improving Parent-Infant Relationships in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. A Pilot Study of Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the Greater Delaware Valley
Wright, Shannon Are Pediatric Genetic Counselors Addressing the Concerns of Their Clients?

2000

Binns, Victoria Assessing the Need to Expand the Profession: Should Genetic Counselors be Employed by Dialysis Corporations?
Bock Keep, Rosanne Are Pediatric Genetic Counselors Addressing the Concerns of Their Clients?
Everest, Amy Osteogenesis Imperfecta and Child Abuse Accusations: Case studies
Hennig, Anastacia The Level of Awareness of β-thalassemia in Greek-Americans
Jay Kessler, Lisa Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Family and Individual Coping and the Role of a Genetic Counselor
Jenny, Kim The Effectiveness of Genetic Counseling for Families of Children with Smith-Magenis Syndrome
Keelean, Debra The Need for Adequate Pretest Counseling in Obstetrics Prior to Offering Maternal Serum Screening
Levin, Elissa Down Syndrome and the Family: A Survey of Maternal and Paternal Perceptions of the Family Experience, Future Family Planning, and Counseling
Peck, Dawn The 'Forgotten Parent': A Survey of the Experiences and Attitudes of the Male Partner Regarding Prenatal Testing and Genetic Counseling
Lloyd Rabinowitz, Stacy A Survey of the Anxiety Level of Women Over the Age of 34 Seen for Prenatal Genetic Counseling

1999

Brandt, Rachael Tripi A Relationship Between the Ability to Breast Feed and the Onset of Clearly Audible Speech in Children with Down Syndrome
Conway, Laura Pharmacogenetics: Use of Genetic Information to Predict Safety and Efficacy of Pharmaceutical Agents
Dwyer, Mary Parents' and Patients' Attitudes Towards Genetic Testing for Corneila de Lange Syndrome and Alagille Syndrome
Moore, Christine Genetic Counseling and the Visually Impaired
Rossello, Kathleen Issues of Quality in Genetic Counseling: Examining the Goals of Counseling and the Process Factors Related to Patient Satisfaction
Schmidt, Stacy Genetic Education for Primary Care Physicians
Sellers, Tina Risk Assessment: A Genetic Counselor's Unique Experience with the Comprehensive Risk Assessment Program for Menopausal Women
Wolfe, Eileen Rabbinical Knowledge and Practices Related to Genetic Counseling in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey
Young, Megan Melanoma Risk Perceptions, Risk Behaviors, and Screening Practices in Melanoma Families

1998

Barbagallo, Joyce Maternal Serum Screening of Women Over Age 35: Influence Upon the Decision to Accept or Decline Amniocentesis
Bolufer-Laurentie, Ines The Role HOX Genes Play in Abnormal Human Development
Creighton, Mary Anne Genetic Discrimination by Health Insurers and Employers: The State of the Issue
DeLany, Shannan Attitudes of Pediatric Nurses: A Qualitative Study Assessing the Impact of Cultural, Professional, and Personal Experiences in Formulating Attitudes about Genetic Conditions
Hubbard, Gail Possible Alterations in Cancer Predisposition Genes That are Unique to the Mennonite Population
Icke, Katherine Multiple Marker Screening for Aneuploidy in Ovum Donor Pregnancies: Comparison of Risks Using Donor Age vs. Recipient Age
Kramer, Stephanie Early Intervention and Special Education Personnel's Awareness of Genetic Services
Lemech, Michelle The Asian Client: Impact of Culture in Genetic Counseling
Weaver, Amybeth Pastoral Counseling and Genetic Counseling: A Survey of Client Perception, Expectation, and Satisfaction

1997

Dickinson, Susan Cancer Risk Evaluation Program Impact Study
Donahoo, Kristen Clergy Interest in Genetics Education and Its Impact on Genetic Counselors
Dunstone, Robin The Public's Knowledge of Genetic Information
Farmer, Jennifer Marie Using Genograms as a Counseling Tool to Focus on the Family
Hoess, Katie Strategies for Assessment of Recurrence Risk in Angelman Syndrome
Jarzebowicz, Amy Ann Practice Guidelines for Genetic Testing in Children: A Proposal
McMahon, Carrie Familial Holoprosencephaly A Study of Clinical Manifestations
Megerian Bardakjian, Tanya Anophthalmia: Genetic Counseling Issues
Tambini, Lorien Possible Associations of Prophylactic Mastectomy Consideration with Various Factors Measured in Baseline Questionnaires at Fox Chase Cancer Center