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’…Details
2009 – Two students in the class of 2009 win research awards! Our program also accomplished an important milestone this year when we received full accreditation from the American Board of Genetic Counseling for the maximum time possible (6 years). 2008Details
In summer of 2008, Amber Mathiesen did a perinatal genetics rotation in in Toronto; Lorraine Naylor did a pediatric genetics rotation in Capetown, South Africa; and Kayla Sheets did a pediatric genetics rotation in Santiago, Chile (in Spanish).
Rena Vanzo, MS, LCGC won the first UUGPGC Teaching Award, which is conferred by the second year students and supported by the Division of Medical Genetics. Rena was the genetic counselor in the Metabolic Clinic in the Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics. She recently became the first genetic counseling at Lineagen, Inc. Lineagen…Details
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…Details
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.Details
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