Someone Who Looks Like You

By Scott Harris To better serve patients of all backgrounds, Penn is leading a multi-university effort to increase racial and ethnic diversity in genetic counseling. Chad was not yet a teenager when he made an emotional plea to his baseball coach. He had a condition that caused his lungs to fill with blood. Medication helped manage the disease but led to weight gain and fatigue. He was being bullied as a result. Chad’s mother suffered from mental health issues serious …

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Sarah Lawrence College Awarded $1.8 Million as Part of Warren Alpert Foundation Grant to Increase Diversity in Genetic Counseling

Sarah Lawrence College’s Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics is proud to announce its membership in the Alliance to Increase Diversity in Genetic Counseling, a new initiative generously supported by The Warren Alpert Foundation (WAF). Led by The University of Pennsylvania, the grant supports genetic counseling master’s programs at five institutions in the Northeast United States: The University of Pennsylvania, Boston University School of Medicine, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Sarah …

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Genetics Counseling Team Hope Fall 2021

Rutgers Joins Alliance to Increase Diversity in Genetic Counseling

Written by John Chadwick | SAS Senior Writer Five schools in the Northeast address lack of diversity together Since its inception in 2017, the Rutgers Genetic Counseling Master’s Program has been preparing students for careers in one of the nation’s fastest-growing healthcare professions, securing 100 percent employment for its graduates.  Now the program has joined with others in the Northeast to confront a major challenge in the field: a lack of diversity. A consortium of five genetic counseling  master’s programs has received …

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Penn Medicine: $9.5 Million Grant from Warren Alpert Foundation to Increase Diversity in Genetic Counseling Programs

Penn Medicine has been awarded a $9.5 million grant from the Warren Alpert Foundation to continue its efforts to increase diversity in genetic counseling, a field that, despite impressive leaps forward in genetic knowledge, lacks a diverse workforce. The Alliance to Increase Diversity in Genetic Counseling grant will support 40 underrepresented students in five genetic counseling programs in the northeastern U.S. over five years to expand all dimensions of diversity. The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s …

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Partners in Your Genetic Health Care

Genetic Counseling Program Joins Initiative to Increase Diversity in the Field, Offers New Dual Degree with BUSPH

On this year’s Genetic Counselor Awareness Day, Boston University School of Medicine’s MS Genetic Counseling Program (BUGCP) is announcing two exciting new initiatives to continue enhancing the training and expertise within the field of genetic counseling. For the 2021-2022 admissions cycle, BUGCP will offer enrollment in a dual degree MS MPH program with the School of Public Health, and will join the Alliance to Increase Diversity in Genetic Counseling – a scholarship and fellowship program for underrepresented students in the field. …

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