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.
The University of Michigan School of Public Health has received federal funding to launch an integrated, interdisciplinary fellowship program that will provide training in the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genomic science. GCP MS/MPH Dual Degree Students to participate.
"What do you work on?" - a familiar question for scientists. When it comes from a scientist in a different field or a non-scientist, effectively communicating your research to others can be a challenge. It is a skill you can learn with practice, and the journey can be fun and exciting.
On behalf of the University of Michigan Genetic Counseling Program, we are excited to announce that Elizabeth (Liz) Kearney, MS, LCGC, MBA is the 9th recipient of the Diane Baker Alumni Award. The annual Diane Baker Alumni Lecture honors the vision and commitment to the profession of genetic counseling of our founder and first Program Director
LEND fellows are graduate or postgraduate students, or community members selected for their outstanding skills and commitment to improving the quality of life for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.
The Jane Engelberg Memorial Fellowship (JEMF) Advisory Group received 37 student research proposals this year, and ten were selected for funding. Four of these awardees are from the UM Genetic Counseling Program! In addition, Carol Ko (Class of 2016) won the JEMF Best Manuscript Award. Congratulations!!
Since 2011, the Michigan Association of Genetic Counselors has supported local genetic counselors and genetic counseling students by providing funding for projects that further the Mission and Vision of the MAGC.