Genetic Counseling

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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...

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Nov 29, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Creating a Collaborative Community: McGee ’05M Mentors Cook and McLarney

When Dawn McGee ’05M, Program Director of the Alpha-1 Association Genetic Counseling Program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), needed help creating and assessing educational materials for the Alpha-1 Association, she turned to Arcadia’s Genetic Counseling program. Brittany...

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Sep 27, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Corbman ’05M Discusses Benefits of Genetic Testing in Finding Cancer on ABC-2

Melanie Corbman ’05M, a Certified Genetic Counselor for Cancer Treatment Centers of America, recently appeared on ABC-2 in Baltimore to discuss how genetic testing is helpful in identifying a person’s risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer. Corbman, who has served as an adjunct instructor for...

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Jun 9, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Manzo's S.A.F.E. Project Receives Recovery and Resilience Award

The S.A.F.E Project, an organization co-founded by Marie Manzo, a clinical psychologist and Adjunct Professor in Arcadia's Public Health Program, received a 2011 Recovery and Resilience Award from the Montgomery County Mental Health Association on May 25. S.A.F.E. is a domestic violence program...

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May 27, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

McGee ’05M Publishes on an Innovative Approach to Genetic Counseling

Dawn McGee ’05M co-authored “The Alpha-1 Association Genetic Counseling Program: An Innovative Approach to Service,” which was recently published in the Journal of Genetic Counseling. The paper discusses the Alpha-1 genetic counseling programs as a model for other rare diseases. “This article was...

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Oct 22, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Zelley: More Awareness Needed of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

"The results of this study indicate a need for increased awareness of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (a common genetic disorder which primarily affects sexual development and fertility) among health care providers, patient and parent education regarding the diagnosis of CAH, and a multidisciplinary...

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Oct 22, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Sutcliffe: Lancaster Amish Likely to Benefit from Outreach about Genetic Screening

"Through a founder effect, one in eight Lancaster County Amish carries a genetic mutation for Familial Defective Apolipoprotein B-100, R3527Q, that is rare in the general population. Affected individuals are at increased risk for high LDL cholesterol levels and cardiovascular disease. These...

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Oct 22, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Grey: Genetic Counselors 'Unsure,' Guidelines Needed on CHEK2 Mutations

A study identifies "the need for clinical guidelines regarding treatment and testing for carriers of CHEK2 mutations, according to as poster abstract by Becky Grey, Arcadia Univeristy Genetic Counseling student, at the National Society of GeneticCounselors’ (NSGC). Genetic Counselors' Utilization...

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Oct 22, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Leighton: Public May Misinterpret Genetic Test Results for Cancer, Heart Disease

"Direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing allows consumers to discover their risk for developing common complex disorders without involving a medical professional. Consumers may not understand test results, leading to negative consequences including unnecessary concern, false reassurance, or...

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Oct 22, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Forgeng: Comprehensive Information on Pharmacogenomics Needed

"Last year 353,318 people in the United States alone suffered from adverse drug reactions, of which 106,000 were fatal. Pharmacogenomics utilizes personal genetic information so that medication selection and dosage can be optimized to decrease toxicity and thereby increase treatment efficacy. As...

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Oct 22, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Ahimaz Study: Genetic Counseling Would Benefit Parkinson Disease Caregivers

A study "illustrates the benefits of a healthcare service, such as genetic counseling, that focuses on education, referrals and psychological assessment for both (Parkinson Disease) patient and family caregiver," according to a poster presentation abstract by Priyanka Ahimaz, an Arcadia University ...