Once again BGSG is putting your Holiday Flint Drive donations to good use by delivering bottled water to underserved populations. We are planning one more trip this semester to deliver the water and you are invited to join us !
The Human Genetics department held its 2nd competition for 3 minute, 1 slide research presentations by students and postdocs at the Friday Afternoon Seminar by Trainees, dubbed Fast FAST. This provides a brief glimpse into the world of Human Genetics.
"There are times when history gets made quietly, marked not by bold headlines but by small, significant changes. Wendy Uhlmann (M.S. 1987), clinical professor of internal medicine and human genetics, made that kind of history last year: She became the first genetic counselor and the first faculty member at the U-M Medical School to achieve the
Congratulations to these worthy GCP students who were awarded the NSGC Genetics & Precision Medicine Fellowship! The NSGC Public Health Special Interest Group was developed in 2008 to promote the incorporation of genetics and genetic counseling into public health theory and practice. The Genetics & Precision Medicine Fellowship was
Dr. Thomas W. Glover is recognized for his fundamental discoveries in human genetics, including the field of human common fragile sites - a pervasive feature of human chromosomes that has become increasingly important to our understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying human genomic disorders. Congratulations Dr. Glover!
It's been a great start to the 2018-2019 academic year for Lauren Seemann of the Genetic Counseling Program. Congratulations are again in order for being awarded the James V. Neel Research Fellowship and taking home the Best Poster Award at this year's Department of Human Genetics Retreat! Keep up the great work, Lauren!
Congratulations are in order for Amanda Schaefer who was awarded a 2018 National Society of Genetic Counselors Research Special Interest Group Grant Award (RSGA). Amanda's research project is entitled "Exploring Ethical and Professional Challenges Encountered by Clinical Genetic Counselors Who Are Engaged in Research." Congratulations Amanda
The annual Diane Baker Alumni Lecture honors the vision and commitment to the profession of genetic counseling of our founder and first Program Director, Diane Baker. This year's recipient, Liz Kearney, MS, LCGC, MBA, gave her lecture “Genetics Odyssey: How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Genetic Services" on Tuesday October 9, 2018. Both
Congratulations to Kelsie McVeety for winning an MAGC/Michigan Association of Genetic Counselors Student Research Award! Kelsie's research title was "Development of an Educational Video to Address Sickle Cell Trait and Disease Knowledge Gaps in NCAA Student-Athletes."
The students extracted their DNA from saliva, programmed robots to teach them about genomic sequencing, and more! They also learned how genetics intersects fields like medicine, computerscience, ecology, evodevo, forensics and genetic counseling.
Bioinformatics students Wei Zhou, Brooke Wolpert, Ellen Schmidt and Ryan Crawford, DCMB and CCMB faculty Michael Boehnke, Goncalo Abecasis, Hyun Kang also were part of the team, as were many other UM and Norwegian scientists.