Genetic Counseling

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Dec 7, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Philadelphia Inquirer: Bernhardt Discusses 'Toxic Knowledge' in Inconclusive Genetic Testing

The Philadelphia Inquirer featured Clinical Supervisor Barbara Bernhardt of Arcadia University's Genetic Counseling graduate program in a front page article, "Seeing a fetus' future ills," on Nov. 20. The story discusses recent genetics findings that "could expand prenatal testing while reducing...

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Nov 29, 2012 JoLynne Bremmer

Valverde Named to ACGC Board of Directors

Kathleen Valverde is now a member of the board of directors of the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling, the national accreditation body, and will begin as the finance chair in January 2013.

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Nov 29, 2012 JoLynne Bremmer

Wilkens and Liu ’12M Co-Author Article in ‘American Journal of Medical Genetics’

Alisha Wilkens, Adjunct Professor of Genetic Counseling, and Hongbin Liu ’12M co-authored an article based on Liu’s thesis project, which was completed under the mentorship of the program’s Medical Director Dr. Ian Krantz. Their article, “Novel Clinical Manifestations in Pallister-Killian Syndrome...

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Nov 7, 2012 JoLynne Bremmer

Genetic Counseling Students Volunteer at Ride Ataxia Benefit

Students from Arcadia University’s Genetic Counseling master’s program were up before the sun on Oct. 7 to support Philadelphia’s fourth annual Ride Ataxia, a bicycle race to benefit the Friedrich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA), a national, non-profit organization dedicated to curing Friedrich’s...

Oct 22, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Genetic Counseling Program Attends Breast Cancer Awareness Night at PPL Park

The Philadelphia Union hosted Breast Cancer Awareness Night at PPL Park on Oct. 6. The event benefited Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. More than 17,000 fans, including 34 from Arcadia...

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Oct 2, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Genetic Counseling Program Well Represented at National Conference in Boston, Oct. 24-27

Arcadia University’s Genetic Counseling program will be well represented at the National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Educational Conference in Boston, Mass., Oct. 24-27. Dr. Laura Conway, Assistant Program Director, Kathy Valverde, Program Director, and Rebecca Mueller ’11FSMS will give...

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Jun 20, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Billings Gazette: Clark '12M Accepts Position with Shodair Children's Hospital

Billings Gazette (Billings, Mo.) reported Shodair Children’s Hospital recently hired genetic counselor Marissa Clark ’12M. Clark received her master of science degree in genetic counseling from  Arcadia University in Glenside, Penn., this year. She earned her bachelor of  science...

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Apr 24, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Genetic Counseling Department: At Home in the State House

You've probably passed the blue residential building on Limekiln Pike with the sign that says “Genetic Counseling House” and thought nothing of it. But this little abode houses the second largest accredited Genetic Counseling program—24 students—in North America. And the department recently took...

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Jan 20, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Corbman '05M Discusses Genetic Testing on CBS Talk Philly

Melanie Corbman ’05M, Adjunct Professor in the Genetic Counseling program, appeared on CBS Talk Philly to speak about genetic testing on Jan. 18. Corbman serves as the alumni representative of the Advisory Board for Arcadia's Genetic Counseling Master's program and  is a clinical supervisor. View...

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Jan 20, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Corbman '05M Discusses Genetic Testing on CBS Talk Philly

Melanie Corbman ’05M, Adjunct Professor in the Genetic Counseling program, appeared on CBS Talk Philly to speak about genetic testing on Jan. 18. Corbman serves as the alumni representative of the Advisory Board for Arcadia's Genetic Counseling Master's program and  is a clinical supervisor. View...

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Jan 10, 2012 Donna Whitlock

Valverde Instrumental in Passage of Genetic Counseling Licensure Bills

Arcadia University’s Director of the M.S. in Genetic Counseling Kathleen Valverde, along with Rep. Thomas Killion (R-Delaware/Chester), is pleased to announce that the Pennsylvania Senate and House passed the genetic counseling licensure bills on Thursday, Dec. 12. The bill was signed into law by...

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Dec 16, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Genetic Counseling Program Produces Strong Showing at Annual Education Conference

The Arcadia University Genetic Counseling program had another strong showing at the Annual Education Conference (AEC) for the National Society of Genetic Counselors in San Diego, from Oct. 27-30. More than 1,500 genetic counselors from across the country attended the AEC. Six of the fourteen 2011...