Genetic Counseling

Mar 29, 2017 Jen 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...

Feb 23, 2017 Jen Retter

Dr. Sawyer Continues Service Efforts and Interdisciplinary Education in Belize

Hoping to facilitate interdisciplinary education among the University’s health science and education professionals, Dr. Karen Sawyer, assistant professor and director of Experiential Learning in the Department of Physical Therapy, is raising funds to expand the ongoing efforts of Arcadia students,...

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Nov 16, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Two Fulbright Winners, One U.S. Agency Award Winner Among Arcadia’s Graduate Students

Arcadia University is home to three international graduate award recipients this year. Olga Banaszkiewicz ’17, of Spain, received the Becas de Máster en Estados Unidos de América from Fulbright España; Selviana Ndoen ’18, of Indonesia, received the USAID Program to Extend Scholarships and...

Nov 10, 2016 Caitlin Burns

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...

Nov 2, 2016 Jen Retter

Hands-on Exercises Help Prepare College of Health Science Students for Career Work

By Marcella Haddad '17 “It seems like you have a pretty strong history of colon cancer,” said Genetic Counseling student John Lewis, looking through his notes. The patient nodded and looked down at his hands. Fortunately, this was only an exercise; the patient, an actor. But the exercise...

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Oct 13, 2016 Susan Gettlin

Genetic Counseling Celebrates 20th Anniversary

On June 3, Arcadia University celebrated the Genetic Counseling program’s 20th anniversary alongside students, faculty, alumni, and esteemed health care professionals. The Genetic Counseling Class of 2016 totaled 14 members, including Honors Convocation speaker Dr. Rosalba E. Sacca,...

Sep 20, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Hathaway ’15, ’17M Receives National Genetic Counseling Research Award

Genetic Counseling student Evan Hathaway ’15, ’17M was awarded the 2016 JEMF Student Research Award from the National Society of Genetic Counseling for his research proposal, “Gambling and medical decisions: The influence of risk propensity on choices related to genetically-predisposed health...

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Aug 8, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Students, Faculty, Alumni Collaborate on Belize Community Service Trip

Arcadia University is continuing to expand its global service efforts with the addition of San Pedro, Belize as a service location. Through a $25,000 grant from Arcadia University, the College of Health Sciences and the School of Education have provided care to the general community since Aug. 6...

Jul 21, 2016 Daniel Brumbach

Photo Gallery: Imploding the Healthcare Paradigm

Apr 29, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Genetic Counseling Hosts Annual Bowl-A-Thon for Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund

On April 20, Founder of the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund, Peggy Dolan, visited Arcadia University to tell her story to Genetic Counseling students. Dolan talked about how her experiences caring for her daughter, and those shared by their “hospital neighbors,” inspired the foundation. The...

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Feb 9, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

Dr. Conway Elected to Board of National Society of Genetic Counselors

Laura Conway ‘99M, Ph.D., CGC, assistant professor and associate director of the Genetic Counseling program, was elected to the board of directors of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) and will serve as the secretary/treasurer for two years. Since the first master’s...