10/15/10 – Program Director Bonnie J. Baty, MS, LCGC was presented with the Natalie Weissberger Paul Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Conference in Dallas, TX

Program Director Bonnie J. Baty, MS, LCGC was presented with the Natalie Weissberger Paul Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Conference in Dallas, TX on October 15, 2010. The Natalie Weissberger Paul Lifetime Achievement Award is the most distinguished honor within the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC). Natalie Weissberger…

2010 – The George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation has awarded 6 fellowships for 2010-2011!

The George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation has awarded 30 genetic counseling fellowships from 2006-2010. Once again, this year the foundation awarded 6 genetic counseling fellowships. Students report that the fellowships make our program more competitive in recruiting quality applicants and have substantially eased their financial burden. We are extremely pleased with our students’…

Katie Dunn won the NSGC New leader Award for 2011!

Katie Dunn won the National Society of Genetic Counselors New Leader Award for 2011. Kaite is a genetic counselor at the VA Hospital, a program faculty member, and an alumna of the program. her roles with the genetic counseling program include clinical rotation director for the VA Hospital Adult Genetics/Cancer Genetics rotation, member of the…

Karin Dent serves as NSGC President for 2011!

Karin M. Dent, Assistant Professor in Pediatrics and a program faculty member, is serving as President of the National Society of Genetic Counselors for 2011. Karin’s roles with the genetic counseling program have included co-instructing GC Seminar I, Human Genetics, and Clinical Genetics, rotation supervisor in pediatric genetics, and serving on the Curriculum Committee. Congratulations,…

Severe Epilepsy Linked to Gene Mutation

Mutation Causes Severe Epilepsy, Febrile Seizures that strike thousands of infants, others Worldwide September 16, 2009 — University of Utah medical researchers have identified a gene with mutations that cause febrile seizures and contribute to a severe form of epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome in some of the most vulnerable patients – infants 6 months…