Arcadia University News


July 18, 2018

Tandy-Connor ’07M Featured in ‘New York Times’ for Genetics Research

Genetic Counseling alumna Stephany Tandy-Connor ‘07M was cited in a July 2 New York Times article after spearheading a groundbreaking study on ancestry DNA testing. The story highlights her findings , which break down the consequences of using inaccurate or incomplete data gathered through direct-...

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February 13, 2018

Omaggio ’16MSGC Researches Social Media’s Role in Genetic Counseling

Genetic Counseling alumna NinaMarie Omaggio ’16MSGC published "Have You Ever Googled a Patient or Been Friended by a Patient? Social Media Intersects the Practice of Genetic Counseling" in the Journal of Genetic Counseling on Jan. 15. Conducted as part of her thesis, Omaggio’s study surveyed...

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February 9, 2018

McCarty ’15MSGC Publishes with Journal of Genetic Counseling

Andrew McCarty ’15MSGC published his thesis, “Utilization of the Tablet Application Proband in Pedigree Construction and Assessment,” in the Journal of Genetic Counseling on Jan. 25. His thesis analyzed the patient and practitioner experience with electronic pedigree programs using Proband, an...

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November 8, 2017

Genetic Counseling Gathers for Breast Cancer Awareness

Genetic Counseling students and faculty gathered at Talen Energy Stadium on Oct. 22 in support of breast cancer awareness. The event, during a Philadelphia Union soccer game, benefited Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), whose mission is to raise awareness of hereditary breast and ovarian...

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October 29, 2017

Genetic Counseling Students Volunteer for rideATAXIA

Genetic Counseling students and Program Director Dr. Kathleen Valverde volunteered at the 9th annual rideATAXIA Philly on Oct. 15 in support of the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA), which funds research for Friedreich’s Ataxia in hopes of finding a cure. Students staffed the...

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September 13, 2017

Isaacs ’18M Receives Genetic Counseling Award to Research Counselor-Patient Alliances

Genetic Counseling’s Jessica Isaacs ’18M received a 2017 Jane Engelberg Memorial Fellowship (JEMF) Student Research Award for a project geared toward strengthening counselor-patient relationships. In her proposal, “Potential Methods to Strengthen the Counselor-Patient Alliance in a Genetic...

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March 29, 2017

Share ’17M Contributes to 22q Deletion Syndrome Study in American Journal of Medical Genetics

Through his collaborative work with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s 22q and You Center, Genetic Counseling major Matthew Share ’17M contributed to “22q11.2 deletion syndrome in diverse populations,” a study featured on the cover of American Journal of Medical Genetics ’ April 2017 edition...

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November 10, 2016

Genetic Counseling Graduate Student Jocelyn Knazik Phelps ’17 Awarded $500 Grant

Genetic Counseling graduate student Jocelyn Knazik Phelps ’17 received a $500 research grant from the Metabolism/Lysosomal Storage Diseases Special Interest Group (SIG) of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC). The grant will support Knazik Phelps’s thesis research, “Parental Use of...

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