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              Genetic Counseling Students Class of 2015

Class of 2014-2
Genetic Counseling Students Class of 2014

       Genetic Counseling Students Class of 2013

Genetic Counseling Students Class of 2012

The UAB Genetic Counseling Program welcomes students from around the country and international students.  The map highlights the diverse geographic background of our current and past students. 
GC Student Hometowns Updated 11-14           GC Student Hometowns Updated 11-14 India

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GC Student Work

At the UAB Genetic Counseling training program, students complete a Plan II graduate project.  This is completed during our two year master degree program.  As you can see, our students work in a variety of areas and contribute to the knowledge base of our field in many ways. These titles and abstracts are updated annually.

Key:  * Selected for presentation at UAB Graduate Research Day
          § Awarded prize at UAB Graduate Research Day
          † Selected for presentation at National Conference
          # Resulted in a publication

Class of 2012 student projects

•      Potential Determinants of Anxiety After a Positive Maternal Serum Screen Result for Trisomy 21 *†

•       Are health care professionals able and willing to incorporate direct-to-consumer genetic test results into patient care? * §

•       Genetic Counseling Protocol for Exome Sequencing: Explaining the Unforeseen *

•       Characterizing the Unique Needs and Experiences of Adoptive Parents of Children with Cleft Lip and Palate *†#

•      A Medical Needs Assessment of Individuals with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome*

Class of 2013 student projects

•     Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Patient User Manual*

•     Contribution of Family History on the Incidence of Spina Bifida *§†

•      Patient Experience with Exome Sequencing*†

•      How to Develop an Educational Tool on Hereditary Breast Cancer for Minorities

•      Metabolic Computer-Based Tutorial for Healthcare Professionals*

•     Vitamin D Receptor Polymorphisms and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Risks in an Alabama Population*

Class of 2014 student projects

•      The Implementation and Evaluation of a New Undiagnosed Diseases Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham*

•      The Implementation of a Multidisciplinary Care Clinic for Von Hippel-Lindau Disease (VHL) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)*†

•     Implementation of Crisis Intervention Training in Genetic Counseling Training Programs*§†

•      Assessing Speech and Language Outcomes in Children with Cochlear Implants and GJB2 Mutations

•      Finding a Balance in Prenatal Diagnosis: Decision Making, Social Support and Privacy in Prenatal Diagnosis*

Class of 2015 project titles (abstracts soon to come)

  • Developing and Assessing a new Clinical Simulation for Training: Psychiatric Case
  • Investigation of the Genetics of Kidney Cancer and its Relation with Family History
  • Trends of Assistive Reproductive Technology in an Alabama Fertility Clinic
  • Incorporation of Service Learning into Genetic Counseling Graduate Education
  • Long Term Effects of a Childhood Cancer Clinic’s Services
  • Developing and Assessing Genetic Testing Educational Materials for Patients

Genetic Counseling News

Genetic Counseling students tie for first at GSRD
Our latest alumni (and most recent employee) featured in the SHP Magazine

See the latest UAB Magazine story here, which features the UAB Genetic Counseling Program

Preparing for Graduate School in Genetic Counseling

Director of UAB Genetic Counseling Program discusses BRCA gene

UAB experts respond to Angelina Jolie's breast cancer prevention measure

Genetic Counseling student earns Mayo Clinic internship

Genetic Counseling grads take honors at UAB Graduate Student Research Day