Genetic Counseling

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Nov 14, 2019 Caitlin Burns

McManus ’20M Receives National Genetic Grant for Thesis on Cystic Fibrosis

Morgan McManus ’20M received a grant from the Cystic Fibrosis Special Interest Group of the National Society of Genetic Counselors to help fund her thesis, “Pregnancy, Genetic Counseling, and Cystic Fibrosis: Exploring the experiences and discussions between females with cystic fibrosis and their...

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Feb 1, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Wolfe ’00M Creates Genetic Counseling Scholarship

Alumna Eileen Wolfe ’00M created the Eileen B. Wolfe Scholarship Award in Genetic Counseling, which provides half-tuition for a student of African or African-American descent. To qualify for the scholarship, the student must demonstrate dedication to academic achievement and excellence in the field...

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Dec 11, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia University to Transfer Sponsorship of Genetic Counseling program to University of Pennsylvania

Arcadia University and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania announce that, beginning in fall 2019, Arcadia University will transfer sponsorship, accreditation, curriculum, and faculty of its Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program to Penn. Established in 1995...

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Oct 29, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Muraresku, McCormick Research Mitochondrial Disease Treatment

Genetic Counseling alumnae Colleen Muraresku ’09, ’11M and Elizabeth McCormick ’09, ’11M, genetic counselors and researchers for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)’s Mitochondrial Medicine Frontier program, published “Mitochondrial Disease: Advances in Clinical Diagnosis, Management,...

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Sep 27, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Genetic Counseling Alumni to Present at National Conference

This November, 21 Arcadia Genetic Counseling alumni will present research at the 37th annual National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) conference in Atlanta, Ga. Through lectures, panel discussions, platform presentations, and poster sessions, the conference will spotlight advancements across...

Sep 18, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Conway Named to Editorial Board of Genetics/Genomics Competency Center

Dr. Laura Conway, associate director of Genetic Counseling, was named to a one year term to the editorial board of the Genetics/Genomics Competency Center beginning Sept. 30. Members of the editorial board ensure that the materials in the collection are comprehensive, current, accurate. These...

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Jul 18, 2018 Jennifer Retter

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...

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Jun 27, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Tandy-Connor ‘07M Investigates Ancestry Testing

Genetic Counseling graduate Stephany Tandy-Connor ‘07M was the lead investigator for a study examining direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing companies, such as AncestryDNA and 23AndMe. With companies that provide insight into family and heritage growing in popularity, Tandy-Connor’s research...

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Feb 13, 2018 Jennifer Retter

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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Feb 9, 2018 Caitlin Burns

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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Jan 26, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Dr. Sacca ’16 Researches Cancer Risks for Gender-affirming Surgeries

Dr. Rosalba E. Sacca ’16MSGC was featured in The Advocate and Teen Vogue on Jan. 5 for her research on screening transgender individuals for BRCA gene mutations, which increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Dr. Sacca presented “Trans-counseling: A Case Series of Transgender Individuals...

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Jan 25, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Genetic Counseling Students Earn Research Awards, Fellowships

In the fall semester, members of Arcadia’s Genetic Counseling Class of 2018 received grants and awards to conduct research on genetic diseases and developmental issues. Natalie Burrill ’18 Burrill was named a fellow of the interdisciplinary Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment and Related...