Medical Genetics Grand Rounds

Medical Genetics Grand Rounds is an interdisciplinary conference that brings together medical genetics professionals from all areas of the Medical School to present unique and interesting patients encountered in our practices and discuss important topics relevant to our specialty.

Held the 3rd Friday of every month (and 5th in July and January) 11:00-12:00 pm in 4917 Buhl (Human Genetics conference room) or via BlueJeans

For questions, please contact Ms. Cindy Dreffs ( or Dr. Catherine Keegan (

May 15, 2020 
Presenter - Stephanie Bielas "Molecular Insights into brain developmental mechanisms from ASXL3 genetics."
Presenter - Tony Scott, Medical/Genetics Resident "Divisional Quality Improvement Topics."

June 19, 2020 
Jess Thoene and Beth Ames, Medical Biochemical Genetics Fellow

July 17, 2020

Presenter - Kristen Lee "Revisiting Old Diagnoses."
Presenters - Shane Quinonez and Daniel Brooks “MHealth Approaches to Noncommunicable Diseases in Ethiopia."

July 31, 2020 
Presenter - Christina Sloan-Heggen "This 'mito' be significant: Diagnosis of mitochondrial disorders with exome sequencing.”
Presenter - Patricia Arscott “Tale of Two Channelopathies.”

Aug 21, 2020 

Presenter - Andrew McKeon  "Telehealth in the Era of COVID-19: Implications for Genetics Providers, Learners, and Patients"
Presenter - Ayesha Ahmad  "Positive Cohort 1 and 2 Results from the Phase 1/2 Trial with AAV8-Mediated Liver-Directed Gene Therapy in Adults with Glycogen Storage Disease Type Ia"

Sept 18, 2020 

Presenter - Austin Whitted  "An Exploration of the Minority Genetic Professionals Network"
Presenter - Zach Whitt "The Apple Didn't Fall Far Enough from the Tree"

Oct 16, 2020 
GCP Student and Mark Hannibal

Nov 13, 2020 
GCP Student and Tony Scott

Dec 18, 2020 
GCP Student and Kristen Lee

Jan 15, 2021
GCP Student and Christina Sloan-Heggen

Jan 29, 2021 
GCP Student and Colby Chase and Marie-Louise Henry

Feb 19, 2021 
GCP Student and Wendy Uhlmann

March 19, 2021 
Michelle Jacobs and Marwan Tayeh

April 16, 2021 

May 21, 2021 
Christina Sloan-Heggen and Zachary Whitt

June 18, 2021 
Tony Scott and Kristen Lee

For questions, please contact Ms. Cindy Dreffs or Dr. Catherine Keegan

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.