Wendy R. Uhlmann, M.S., C.G.C.

Wendy Uhlmann, M.S., C.G.C.

Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor of Human Genetics
Genetic Counselor / Clinic Coordinator, Medical Genetics Clinic

300 North Ingalls Bldg
NI3 A03, SPC 5419
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Areas of Interest

  • Predictive genetic testing (especially Huntington disease, Alzheimer's disease)
  • Ethical issues and genetics
  • Genetic counseling and risk communication
  • Integration of genetics into healthcare
  • Genetics policy issues

Honors & Awards

2013 - University of Michigan, Basic Science Teaching Award in Human Genetics
2011 - National Society of Genetic Counselors Natalie Weisberger Paul Lifetime Achievement Award
2009 - National Society of Genetic Counselors, Outstanding Volunteer Award
1996 - National Society of Genetic Counselors, Regional Leadership Award


1987 - MS Human Genetics with specialization in genetic counseling, University of Michigan
1983 - BA Biology, Oberlin College

Published Articles or Reviews

Selected Articles
Quinonez SC, Gelehrter TD, Uhlmann WR: A Marfan syndrome-like phenotype caused by a
neocentromeric supernumerary ring chromosome 15 Am J Med Genet A 9999A: 1-6, 2016. PM27739187

Hercher L, Uhlmann WR, Hoffman EP, Gustafson S, Chen KM, Public Policy Committee of NSGC:
Prenatal testing for adult-onset conditions: the position of the National Society of Genetic Counselors J Genet Couns 25(6): 1139-1145, 2016. PM27363385

Ostergren JE, Gornick MC, Carere DA, Kalia SS, Uhlmann WR, Ruffin MT, Mountain JL, Green RC,
Roberts JS, et al.: How Well Do Customers of Direct-to-Consumer Personal Genomic Testing Services Comprehend Genetic Test Results? Findings from the Impact of Personal Genomics Study for the PGen Study Group Public Health Genomics 18(4): 216-224, 2015. PM26087778

Birkeland AC, Uhmann WR, Brenner JC, Shuman AG: Getting personal: head and neck cancer
management in the era of genomic medicine. Head & Neck 38(Suppl 1): E2250-E2258, 2015.

Zazove P, Plegue MA, Uhlmann WR, Ruffin MT 4th: Prompting primary care providers about increased patient risk as a result of family history: Does It work? J Am Board Fam Med 28(3): 334-342, 2015. PM25957366

Uhlmann WR, Peñaherrera MS, Robinson WP, Milunsky JM, Nicholson JM, Albin RL: Biallelic mutations in Huntington disease: A new case with just one affected parent, review of the literature and terminology AmJ Med Genet A 167A(5): 1152-1160, 2015. PM25736541

Sagi M, Uhlmann WR: Genetic counseling services and training of genetic counselors in Israel: an overview J Genet Couns 22(6): 890-896, 2013. PM23435755

Roberts JS, Uhlmann WR: Genetic susceptibility testing for neurodegenerative diseases: ethical and practice issues Prog Neurobiol 110: 89-101, 2013. PM23583530

Burke W, Antommaria AH, Bennett R, Botkin J, Clayton EW, Henderson GE, Holm IA, Jarvik GP, Khoury MJ, Knoppers BM, Press NA, Ross LF, Rothstein MA, Saal H, Uhlmann WR, Wilfond B, Wolf SM, Zimmern R: Recommendations for returning genomic incidental findings? We need to talk! Genet Med 15(11): 854-859, 2013. PM23907645

Uhlmann WR, Sharp RR: Genetic testing integration panels (GTIPs): a novel approach for considering integration of direct-to-consumer and other new genetic tests into patient care. J Genet Couns 21(3): 374-381, 2012. PM22246561

Roberts JS, Chen CA, Uhlmann WR, Green RC: Effectiveness of a condensed protocol for disclosing
APOE genotype and providing risk education for Alzheimer disease. Genet Med 14(8): 742-748, 2012.

Hock KT, Christensen KD, Yashar BM, Roberts JS, Gollust SE, Uhlmann WR: Direct-to-consumer genetic
testing: an assessment of genetic counselors' knowledge and beliefs. Genet Med 13(4): 325-332, 2011.

Uhlmann WR, Guttmacher AE: Key internet genetics resources for the clinician. JAMA 299(11):
1356-1358, 2008. PM18349098

Guttmacher AE, Jenkins J, Uhlmann WR: Genomic medicine: who will practice it? A call to open arms. Am
J Med Genet 106(3): 216-222, 2001. PM11778982

Uhlmann WR. National Society of Genetic Counselors Natalie Weissburger Paul lifetime achievement award address: the power of connecting. J Genet Couns, 2012 Feb; 21(1):7-12. PM22271376

Uhlmann WR: 1999 Presidential address to the National Society of Genetic Counselors J Genet Couns
9(1): 3-8, 2000. PM26141080

Uhlmann WR, Schuette JL, Yashar BM (ed.) A Guide to Genetic Counseling 2nd edition. Wiley-Blackwell: New York, NY. July 2009.

Baker DL, Schuette JL, Uhlmann WR (ed.). A Guide to Genetic Counseling. 1st edition. Wiley-Liss Inc.: New York, 1998.

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