Genetic Counseling

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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...

William Snell Dec 22, 2017 10:20 am

Elle Clendenin ’19, Genetic Counseling Enthusiast

Ever since learning the basics of genetics in middle school and completing punnett squares, I found a love for that branch of biology.  The concepts came easy to me yet kept me very interested.  Even at such a young age, I realized that I wanted to spend the rest of my life...

Nov 28, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Conway Elected to Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors Board

Associate Professor and Associate Director of Genetic Counseling Dr. Laura Conway ’99M, PhD, CGC was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors (AGCPD). Her two-year term as secretary and executive committee member begins in January. The AGCPD is...

Nov 8, 2017 Caitlin Burns

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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Nov 3, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Celebrates Inaugural Genetic Counseling Awareness Day

Arcadia will celebrate the inaugural Genetic Counseling Awareness Day at the 21st Annual Supervisor’s Workshop on Nov. 9. The event is sponsored by GeneDx, a company that specializes in genetic testing. The event, held in the Commons Great Room, will feature a screening of the documentary “...

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Oct 29, 2017 Jennifer Retter

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...

Oct 3, 2017 Jennifer Retter

Dr. Sacca Presents at National Genetic Counselor Conference

On Sept. 15, Dr. Rosalba E. Sacca PhD, MSGC ’16 presented “Trans-counseling: A Case Series of Transgender Individuals at High Risk for BRCA 1 Mutations” at the National Society of Genetic Counselors' Annual Educational Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Sacca highlighted three case studies that...

Sep 13, 2017 Jennifer Retter

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...

Aug 9, 2017 Jennifer Retter

Students, Alumni, Faculty Promote Health and Wellness in Belize

Students, alumni, and faculty from Arcadia’s Physical Therapy, Genetic Counseling, Public Health, Physician Assistant, Education, and Counseling programs continued their mental health, physical wellness, and education efforts in Belize from July 15 to 26. This year’s trip overlapped with Camp...

Mar 29, 2017 Jennifer Retter

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...

Mar 3, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Valverde Joins Governor’s Roundtable to Discuss Senate Bill

On Feb. 23, Kathy Valverde, associate professor and director of Genetic Counseling, presented to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf at Swarthmore College about Pennsylvania Senate Bill 3 (SB3), which would limit the amount of time a woman has to terminate her pregnancy to 20 weeks, instead of at the...