Faculty and Staff

Christina B Hurst   Interim Program Director, Assistant Professor   205-934-7299
Bruce Korf, MD, Ph.D.   Medical Director   205-934-9411
Fallon Brewer           Genetic Counselor            205-934-5384
Aimee Brown   Genetic Counselor    205-934-9575
Meagan Cochran   Genetic Counselor   205-934-5525
Meagan Farmer   Genetic Counselor   205-934-9554
Alicia Gomes   Genetic Counselor   205-934-1520
Dana Hollenbeck   Genetic Counselor   205-934-9592
Chandni Khudai   Genetic Counselor   205-934-9527
Katie Nelson   Genetic Counselor       205-934-9501
Catherine Potente   Genetic Counselor    205-934-9505
Joseph Biggio, MD   Geneticist and Maternal Fetal Medicine   205-934-6638
Maria Descartes, MD   Geneticist   205-975-6867
Edward J Lose, MD   Geneticist   205-934-9544
Nathaniel Robin, MD   Geneticist   205-934-9528
S Lane Rutledge, MD   Geneticist   205-934-4983
Andrew J Carroll III, Ph.D   Lab Director   205-934-0665
Ludwine M Messiaen, Ph.D   Lab Director   205-996-2915
Fady M Mikhail, Ph.D       Lab Director   205-934-9588


The genetic counseling program’s advisory board includes members of the School of Medicine and the School of Health Professions at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. It also includes experts from outside institutions and the community. This group of academic leaders provides input and oversight to the program’s development and implementation.

Advisory Board
Name            

Credentials

Affiliation

Expertise

Christina Hurst

MS, CGC

UAB School of Health Professions

Interim Program Director

Bruce Korf

MD, PhD

UAB Genetics

Medical Director

Joseph Biggio

MD

UAB Maternal Fetal Medicine

Medical Director

Meagan Cochran

MS, CGC

UAB Genetics

Alumni

Robin Allison Collins

BA, BS, MS

March of Dimes

State Director

Kelly East

MS, CGC

Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology

Education Outreach

Holly Zimmerman

MS, CGC

University of Mississippi

Genetic Counselor

Melanie Roulin

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Consumer Representative

Katie Nelson

MS, CGC

UAB Genetics

Director of GC Services

Maria Descartes

MD

UAB Genetics

Geneticist and Professor

Nancy Borkowski

PhD

UAB Department of Health Services Administration Professor

Janelle Chiasera
PhD
UAB School of Health Professions, Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
Professor and Chair
Martha Dudek MS, CGC Vanderbilt University Genetic Counselor, Senior Associate in Ob/Gyn


We also have additional committees organized to provide structure and guidance to different areas of the program.  These include:

Curriculum Committee
  • Charge: Oversee and balance student classroom experience, with attention to content, competencies, and goals.
Graduate Project and Clinical Experience Committee
  • Charge: Develop and monitor protocols for student Plan II projects and for student clinical rotations
Student Services Committee
  • Charge: Oversee admissions of incoming students and current student policy