Faculty & Alumni Publications

Anne Greb, Program Director

Anne Greb, Program Director

It's Time to Ramp Up Genetic Counseling Training

In order to meet the rising need for genetic counselors, Greb and her co-author argue for the re-evaluation of current educational training models.

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Laura Hercher, Director of Research

Laura Hercher, Director of Research

An Old Problem in a New Age: Revisiting the Clinical Dilemma of Misattributed Paternity

Although there are currently no clear directives in place regarding disclosure of misattributed paternity, Hercher argues that the increased use of genomic testing may require a greater emphasis on the value of carefully planned disclosure.

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ASHG Position Statement: Human Germline Genome Editing

With CRISPR/Cas9 and other genome-editing technologies, successful somatic and germline genome editing are becoming feasible. To respond, an American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) workgroup, including Hercher, developed this position statement, urging a cautious but proactive view on gene editing.

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Genome: Reality Check

This article highlights research by Genetic Counseling alumni to examine the relationship between APOE and the risks of contact sports.

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Prenatal Testing for Adult-Onset Conditions: The Position of the National Society of Genetic Counselors

This paper serves as a reference on parental rights and autonomy, rights of the future child, the right not to know, possible adverse effects on childhood, and the need for genetic counseling in relation to prospective parents testing their future child for adult-onset conditions.

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Claire Davis, Associate Director

Claire Davis, Associate Director

Put Yourself at the Helm: Charting New Territory, Correcting Course, and Weathering the Storm of Career Trajectories

Davis and her co-author analyze data from a pre-conference symposium at the 2014 NSGC Annual Education Conference, in order to examine how genetic counselors make career decisions.

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Developing a Model of Advanced Training to Promote Career Advancement for Certified Genetic Counselors: An Investigation of Expanded Skills, Advanced Training Paths, and Professional Opportunities

This article, co-authored by Davis, describes preliminary and continuing work to develop a model through which to view genetic counselor advanced training and career advancement opportunities.

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Erin Ash, Faculty Member

Erin Ash, Faculty Member

Motivational Interviewing in the Reciprocal Engagement Model of Genetic Counseling: a Method Overview and Case Illustration

In this article, Ash argues that genetic counseling is an emerging area of utilization for the method of motivational interviewing.

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Amanda Bergner, Faculty Member

Amanda Bergner, Faculty Member

The Dynamics of a Genetic Counseling Peer Supervision Group

This study examines the role of peer supervision groups in genetic counseling.

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Efficacy and Biomarker Study of Bevacizumab for Hearing Loss Resulting From Neurofibromatosis Type 2-Associated Vestibular Schwannomas

In this study, co-authored by Bergner, the drug Bevacizumab was shown to have promising improvements on hearing response as a treatment for deafness caused by Neurofibromatosis type 2.

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Health-related Quality of Life of Individuals With Neurofibromatosis Type 2: Results From the NF2 Natural History Study

In this study, the health–related quality of life for patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 2 were evaluated in relation to vestibular schwannoma surgery, tumor growth, and volume.

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Patient-reported outcomes of pain and physical functioning in neurofibromatosis clinical trials

This article describes the review of current methods and recommendation for patient reported outcomes for pain and physical functioning in neurofibromatosis trials.

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2013 Review and Update of the Genetic Counseling Practice Based Competencies by a Task Force of the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (w/ Anne Greb)

This article describes the review and changes implemented to the practice-based competencies used for evaluation of preparedness for new genetic counseling graduates. 

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Michele Disco '07, Faculty Member

Michele Disco '07, Faculty Member

Lessons from Freelancing, Lighting Design to Genetic Counseling

In this article, Disco outlines her shift from a career in theatrical lighting design to genetic counseling, reflecting on lessons she learned and strategies she has found helpful in her career transition.

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Julia Wynn, Faculty Member

Julia Wynn, Faculty Member

Genomic Testing: a Genetic Counselor’s Personal Reflection on Three Years of Consenting and Testing

This commentary is a reflection of Wynn’s own experiences in counseling, consenting, and returning results for clinical and research from Whole Exome Sequencing, as well as her recommendations to other genetic counselors as they enter a increasing genomics driven world.

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Stephanie Andriole MS '03

Screening and Testing in Multiples

This review, co-authored by Andriole, examines current research on pre-natal screening and testing in multiples, outlining associated risks.

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Christina Chen MS '16

Patient Perspectives on Intimate Partner Violence Discussion during Genetic Counseling Sessions

This study examines the role of Intimate Partner Violence screening, counseling, and intervention in genetic counseling practice.

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Caitlin Cooney MS '14

Genetic Counselors’ Perception of the Effect on Practice of Laws Restricting Abortion

This study, completed as thesis work by Caitlin Cooney '14, evaluates the impact that anti-abortion provisions have had on genetic counselors in different regions of the country.

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Caroline Rung Elsas MS '13

Attitudes Toward Discussing Approved and Investigational Treatments for Cystic Fibrosis in Prenatal Genetic Counseling Practice

This study examines the attitudes of prenatal genetic counselors regarding discussion of novel and experimental treatment options for cystic fibrosis.

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Emily Suskin MS '15

The Integration of Noninvasive Prenatal Screening into the Existing Prenatal Paradigm: A Survey of Current Genetic Counseling Practice

This study, co-authored by Suskin, examines the use of noninvasive prenatal screening in current practice among prenatal counselors in the United States, in order to inform strategies for the optimal use of both new and existing screening techniques.

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