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
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…Details
January 21, 2010 –On October 20th, The Leonardo was thrilled to announce that Utah’s own Nobel laureate, Dr. Mario Capecchi agreed to serve as our senior advisor. “The Leonardo will be an important element in the future education of our community, state, and region,” he said. “I am honored to have been asked to serve…Details
February 22, 2010 –The fall 2009 Society for the Advancement of Genetic Exploration (SAGE) meeting was held on Tuesday November 3, 2009. The evening was filled with excitement with over 100 individuals in attendance, a new record for SAGE. The new partnership between the Department of Human Genetics and the Leonardo Center brought a new…Details