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April 25, 2019

Michigan DNA Day

Michigan DNA Day is an annual event where scientists from the state of Michigan visit local high schools to present interactive, hands-on lessons about genetics, genomics, and biotechnology.

March 26, 2019

Volunteers Needed! Flint Water Distribution Day Sign-Up

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 !

March 21, 2019

Fast FAST 2019

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.

March 18, 2019

Pinnacle Achievement for DHG Genetic Counseling Faculty

"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

December 12, 2018

Dr. Glover Receives The Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research

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!

October 10, 2018

Congratulations again Lauren Seemann!

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!

October 10, 2018

Congratulations Amanda Schaefer!

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

October 9, 2018

2018 Diane Baker Alumni Lecture a Success!

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

September 4, 2018

Congratulations Kelsie McVeety!

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."