Genetic Counseling

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Feb 2, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

Akgumus ’15M Receives Prestigious Genetic Counseling Award

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Foundation announced that Gozde Akgumus ’15M will receive the Carolyn Mills Lovell Award at the 2016 ACMG Annual Meeting on March 10 in Tampa, Fla. The prestigious award, presented annually to the researcher who submits the highest-...

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Jan 12, 2016 Caitlin Burns

U.S. Embassy Interviews Arcadia Student as Part of International Education Week

For International Education Week in November, Genetic Counseling major Rebecca Purvis ’17 was interviewed by the U.S. Embassy and Consulate for her experiences abroad as a Fulbright scholar. Purvis, a New Zealander, is a 2015 Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Award recipient. In order to...

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Aug 4, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Genetic Counseling Students LEND Families a Hand

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Fellowship Provides Genetic Counseling Students with Insight on Neurodevelopmental Disorders

(L to R) Shama Khan '14M with Luba Djurdjinovic and Alissa Terry from the Ferre Institute in Binghamton, N.Y.

Jul 27, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Khan ’14M Awarded to Promote Family Health Awareness

Shama Khan ’14M received an award from the New York Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Genetics and Newborn Screening Services (NYMAC), funding a project to educate members of the Muslim community about the importance of examining family history when considering marriage and family planning. Khan, a...

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Jul 27, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Genetic Counseling Students Attend Prenatal Diagnosis Conference

In May, all 14 first-year students in Arcadia’s Genetic Counseling program attended the Seventh Annual Philadelphia Prenatal Diagnosis Conference to learn about cutting edge testing and diagnosis from an array of nationally recognized experts in the field of prenatal genetics. The program featured...

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Jul 27, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Genetic Counseling Graduate Student Royer Selected for LEND Fellowship at CHOP

Following a multi-stage, competitive application process, genetic counseling student Erin Royer ’16M was selected for a year-long fellowship with the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Each year, a genetic counseling fellow is...

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Apr 24, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Genetic Counseling Alumna Interviewed on Milwaukee News Program

Amy Stoddart, a 2014 graduate of the Genetic Counseling program and now a certified genetic counselor at Columbia St. Mary’s Cancer Center in Milwaukee, was interviewed on “The Morning Blend” on Milwaukee’s NBC affiliate. Stoddart, an advocate for patient and public education on breast and ovarian...

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Apr 24, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Krantz Featured in ‘People’ Magazine and ‘Nature Genetics’

Dr. Ian Krantz, medical director of the Genetic Counseling program, has worked over a decade on identifying a new genetic disorder: a type of dwarfism he named CHOPS Syndrome. People magazine published a two-part story in March on Krantz’s work with the families and children affected by CHOPS, and...

Apr 24, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Conway Receives 2015 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award

At the Honors Convocation on March 28, Dr. Laura Conway, assistant professor and assistant director of the Genetic Counseling program, received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award in recognition of her outstanding classroom teaching. Dr. Conway was nominated for the award by multiple faculty...

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Feb 25, 2015 jretter Retter

Arcadia Students, Faculty Present at Annual Education Conference for the National Society of Genetic Counselors

The genetic counseling program had a strong showing at the Annual Education Conference (AEC) for the National Society of Genetic Counselors in New Orleans this September. This year, more than 1,500 genetic counselors from across the country attended the AEC. Eight of 17 Arcadia graduates from...

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Feb 17, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Genetic Counselor Schindewolf ’14M Interviewed for Research on Rare Disease

Erica Schindewolf ’14M spoke with weekly newsletter Rare Disease Report about her research on the discontinuation of Elaprase, a prescription drug that improves walking ability in people with Hunter’s disease. Schindewolf, now a genetic counselor at West Virginia University, conducted the research...

May 1, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Genetic Counseling Alum Receives Achievement Award, Talks on Lessons Learned at Arcadia

On April 25, Shannan M. DeLany Dixon ’98MSGC, CGC was honored with the 2014 College of Health Sciences Alumni Achievement Award in the Castle dining room. At the reception, Dixon delivered a talk, “Lessons Learned at Arcadia Continue to Open Doors,” discussing the value of her Arcadia education,...