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,…Details
Starting August 2011, the University of Utah will use an all-online admissions application process. Please click on Admissions.
Starting August 2011, the University of Utah will use an all-online admissions application process. Please click on Admissions for details and to access the online application. Although the program deadline for applications is January 15, the admissions office estimates that applications will take up to 30 days to be available to the Admissions Committee. It…Details
August 20, 2012 – Class of 2014 matriculates with 7 students.
The UUGPGC welcomes seven students this year. They are from Utah, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Alaska, California, Nevada, and Washington. Their biosketches are included in our student page.
In May 2012, Rena Vanzo, MS, LCGC, won the third annual UUGPGC Teaching Award, which is conferred by the second year students and supported by the Division of Medical Genetics. Rena is senior genetic counselor at Lineagen, Inc. and previously worked in the Division of Medical Genetics as a genetic counselor in the Biochemical and…Details
Bonnie Baty, MS, LCGC received a University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award. A nominee for the Distinguished Teaching Award must maintain a consistent record of outstanding teaching performance and implement effective and innovative teaching methods which demonstrate exceptional abilities to motivate student learning. Nominee must show a concern for students and their wider education as…Details
Thanks to the donors of student fellowships for fall 2012! We are grateful to the Educational Resource Development Council (ERDC), ARUP Labs, and Myriad Genetics for partnering with our program to fund student fellowships for fall 2012. These fellowships help to make the graduate program more affordable for our students. The fellowships not only provide…Details
Thanks to a private donor for providing $500 stipends to help second year students attend the NSGC conference in fall 2012!
Three Graduates in Class of 2012 have accepted jobs in Utah
Two students in the Class of 2009 have published their UUGPGC research in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Mark Leppert, Department of Human Genetics, Chair recognized Kori and Rick McIntyre for their outstanding support to research at the recent SAGE meeting.
The McIntyres are parents of a six year old boy who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Carson was diagnosed with DMD at age three and their lives changed forever in that moment. They were to learn that Carson would not be able to play as other children can and he would be confined to…Details