ALUMNAE

   

Class of 2014


Amanda Bartenbaker, MS
Genetic Counselor
Spectrum Health Laboratories
Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Graduate research project title:
Genetic Counseling Clients' Views on Religious and Spiritual Assessment in Genetic Counseling






Kelly Burgess, MS
Genetic Counselor
DuPage Medical Group
Lisle, Illinois 

Graduate research project title:
What are the differences between telephone and in person genetic counseling from the genetic counselors' perspective?






Sarah Campian, MS
Genetic Counselor
William Beaumont Hospital  
Cancer Genetics Program  
Royal Oak, Michigan 

Graduate research project title:
Universal Screening for Lynch Syndrome: One Center’s Experience







Lisa Gillis, MS
Genetic Counselor
 

Graduate research project title:
Online information seeking behavior of prenatal genetic counseling patients






Ashley Port, MS
Education and Communication Department

Genome BC

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Graduate research project title:
Jewish Women’s Health Project: Understanding Cancer Risk and Attitudes in the Orthodox Jewish Community

 




Mary Schultz, MS
Genetic Counselor

Spectrum Health Genetics

Grand Rapids, Michigan



Graduate research project title:
Behavioral challenges faced by parents of children with cystic fibrosis: A needs assessment for an educational program


Class of 2013


Jamie Armour, MS
Genetic Counselor

 
Graduate research project title:
Metabolic Testing in Children with Developmental Delay

Mitchell Dillon, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
Laboratory for Molecular Medicine
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Graduate research project title:
Transitioning Patients with Neuromuscular Disorders from Pediatric to Adult Care


Gina (Robinson-Haase) Londre, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
Prevention Genetics
Marshfield, Wisconsin

Graduate research project title:
Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment Tool in Helping Clinicians Identify Patients at Increased Risk of Cancer


Sienna (Wallace) Aguilar, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
GeneDx
 

Graduate research project title:
Natural History of Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease and PLP1-Related Disorders

Sheila Zwiesele, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Graduate research project title:
Investigation of How Parents Help Their Child with PKU Cope With Feeling Different

   Class of 2012


Nikki Hadjuk, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

Bronson Hospital Maternal Fetal Medicine
Kalamazoo, Michigan  

Graduate research project title:
The influence of culture and ethnicity on hereditary breast ovarian cancer genetic testing and counseling uptake


 

 

Mary Mobley, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
Spectrum Health Genetics
Grand Rapids, Michigan  

Graduate research project title:
An Educational Needs Assessment of Primary Care Physicians in the Genomic Era


 


Tessa (Paling) Niemchak, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
Karmanos Cancer Institute
Cancer Genetic Counseling Service
Detroit, Michigan

Graduate research project title:
Behavioral challenges faced by parents of children with cystic fibrosis: A needs assessment for an educational program

 

 


Ashley Reeves, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

William Beaumont Hospital
Cancer Genetics Program
Royal Oak, Michigan

Graduate research project title:
Information preferences regarding informed consent models for genetic carrier screening


 


Renee Tousignant, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
GeneDx


Graduate research project title:
Where are we now? Genetic testing practices for CMT1A


 


Shirley Yao, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper
Voorhees, New Jersey

Graduate research project title:
Clinical comparison of familial and non-familial pediatric epilepsy cases

  Class of 2011

Michael “Jay” Harrison, MS 

Genetic Counselor  

 

Graduate research project title:

“Predictors of consent to donate biological sample data to the NIH Central Repository”



Sommer Hayden, MS, CGC 

Genetic Counselor

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Ypsilanti, Michigan


Graduate research project title:

“Parental attitudes regarding expanding newborn screening to include Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: A unique perspective of parents with an affected child”



Lauren Isley, MS, CGC 

Genetic Counselor

California Cryobank
Los Angeles, California


Graduate research project title:

“Preimplantation genetic diagnosis: An investigation of knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of parents of children with muscular dystrophy”



Jason Laufman, MS, CGC 

Genetic Counselor

Medical Student
Wayne State University

Graduate research project title:

“Evaluation of state comprehensive cancer control plans for genetics and genomics content”



Bridget O’Connor, MS, CGC 

Genetic Counselor

University of Michigan Pediatrics
Ann Arbor, Michigan 

 

Graduate research project title:

“Education  on fetal alcohol syndrome/fetal alcohol spectrum disorders provided at women’s publically funded treatment centers in the state of Michigan”



Divya Wilson Mathews, MS, CGC 

Genetic Counselor


 

Graduate research project title:

“Non-chromosomal risks associated with low maternal serum estriol levels during pregnancy”


Class of 2010

 

Sohnee Ahmed, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor

The Hospital for Sick Children

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

Graduate research project title:

“Quality of Life in Caregivers of People with Huntington Disease”

 

 

Ghazal Almaradi, MS

Ghazal Almradi, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor

St. John Hospital and Medical Center

Detroit, Michigan

 

Graduate research project title:

““Family History and the Risk of Heart Disease””

 

 

Melissa (Dumouchelle) Hicks, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
Hutzel Women's Hospital
Detroit, Michigan

 

Graduate research project title:

“Reaching the Next Generation of Scientists: What Do High School Textbooks Say about Genomics and Genetic Counseling?”

 

 

Veronica (Kokavec) Bryksa, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor

Windsor Regional Hospital 

Windsor, Ontario, Canada 

 

Graduate research project title:

“Comparison of Methods: The Utility of a Family History Questionnaire versus a Three-Generation Pedigree Interview in Couples with Infertility”

 

 

Stephanie Percich, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor

Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center 

Lincoln, Nebraska

 

Graduate research project title:

“Surveillance of BRCA1/2 Genetic Testing Referral and Use in Four Health Systems”

Class of 2009

 

Tiara Johnson, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

GeneDx


   

Graduate research project title:

“Collecting a Family History of Adult-onset Disorders in Pediatric Genetics Setting"

 

 

Kelley (Keener) Kennelly, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland

Pontiac, Michigan


 Graduate research project title:

“Assessing the Validity of Family History Collection in a Pediatric Genetics Setting"

 

 

Mary Nyhuis, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

Henry Ford Hospital & Medical Centers

Department of Medical Genetics

Detroit, Michigan


Graduate research project title:

“The Accuracy of the Cancer Gene Program to Assess the Probability of a BRCA1/2 Mutation: The impact of limited family structure"

 

 

Preethi Premkumar, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

Myriad Genetics

 

 

Graduate research project title:

“Qualitative Evaluation of the CMT and Pediatric CMT Neuropathy Scoring Systems for Children in a Multidisciplinary CMT Clinic"

 

 

 

Abbey Putnam, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

University of Tennessee Genetics Center 

Knoxville, Tennessee

Graduate research project title:

“Dominant vs. Non-dominant Hand Strength in CMT1A"

 

 

Kate Zellmer, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

Aurora Healthcare Wisconsin

New Berlin, Wisconsin


Graduate research project title:

“Comparison of Methods: Family history questionnaire versus a 3-generation pedigree interview in an infertility setting"

Class of 2008

 

Jennifer (Barrick) Fulbright, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

William Beaumont Hospital

Cancer Genetics Program

Royal Oak, Michigan

 

Graduate research project title:

“Outcomes of Clinical Application of Published Diagnostic Criteria for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)"

 

 

Lindsey (Bennett) Steckling, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

 

Graduate research project title:

“Pelizaeus-Merbacher Disease: Natural History and Progression"

 

 

Jacqueline Gauthier, MS, CGC
Assistant Professor 
Department of Pediatrics 
Division of Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee

 

Graduate research project title:

“The Most Kept Secret: Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding Hereditary Breast Cancer in Low-Income Arab-American Women"

 

 

Sarah (Kramer) Klemm, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

Spectrum Health Genetics

Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

Graduate research project title:

“Family, Demographics and Adherence in the Pediatric PKU Population"

 

 

Lindsey (Stott) Miller, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor


Graduate research project title:

“Association Between Certain Demographic and Pregnancy Characteristics and the Outcome of Pregnancies Following the Prenatal Diagnosis of Birth Defects in Michigan"

 

 

Emily Swan, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center

Clinical Cytogenetics

Dearborn, Michigan

Graduate research project title:

“Reproductive Decision-Making in Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease"

Class of 2007

 

Rupin Dhamankar, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

Natera, Inc.

Graduate research project title:

“Outcome of Pregnancies Detected With Non-mosaic Trisomy 16 by Chorionic Villus Sampling"

 

 

Stephanie Farner, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

Progenity, Inc.


Graduate research project title:

“Client Expectations of Genetic Counseling: What Are They and Are We Meeting Them?"

 

 

Lori (Felczak) Maier, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

Department of Pediatrics

University of Toledo School of Medicine

Mercy Children's Hospital at St. Vincent's Mercy Medical Center

Toledo, Ohio

Graduate research project title:

“The Natural History of Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease: Patients with Duplications”

 

 

Lindsey (Weed) Dohany , MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

Progenity, Inc.

Ann Arbor, Michigan


Graduate research project title:

“Evaluation of Patient Satisfaction with Genetic Counseling Services"

Class of 2006

 

Lauren (Hickson) Mohnach, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Graduate research project title:

“Advice for Families: How to Communicate BRCA1/2 Results with Your Relatives”

 

 

Allison Lawrence, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

 Perinatal Associates of New Mexico

 Albuquerque, New Mexico

Graduate research project title:

“The Impact of Not Proceeding with Predictive Genetic Testing in Individuals at Risk of Huntington Disease”

 

 

Karen Metzler, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

Prenatal Consulting Group 

Appleton, Wisconsin

Graduate research project title:

“A Self-Administered Screening Tool to Select Patients at Risk for Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer: A Pilot Study Using a Revised Family History Assessment Tool”

 

 

Gwenn (Sickles) Kozlow, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor


Graduate research project title:

“Women's Knowledge and Expectations of Fetal Ultrasound”

Class of 2005

 

Tami Friedberg, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

Mt. Sinai Hospital

Toronto, Ontario

Graduate research project title:

 “Predictors of Knowledge of Hereditary Breast Cancer among Ethnically Diverse Breast Cancer Patients”

 

 

Elizabeth (Herr) Cameron, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

Genesis Genetics

Detroit, Michigan

Graduate research project title:

“The Clinical Presentation of Women with CMT Disease Type X (CMTX)”

 

 

Katie (Moore) Biro, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor


Graduate research project title:

“Medical Students' Use of Genetic Knowledge and Skills During Year 3 Clerkships”

 

 

Ryan Rodarmer, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

Spectrum Health System

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Graduate research project title:

“Attitudes Towards Genetic Counseling, Testing, and Research”

Class of 2004

 

Dima El-Khechen, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

Ambry Genetics 

Aliso Viejo, California


Graduate research project title:

“Assessing the Validity of the CancerGene Program, a BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutation Risk Assessment Tool, Using a Chart Review Process”

 

 

Jennifer (Griffin) Burton, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

College of Medicine

University of Illinois

Peoria,  Illinois

Graduate research project title:

“Undergraduate Biology Professors' Knowledge of and Advising Practices Regarding the Field of Genetic Counseling”

 

 

Stephanie Hurst, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

Lakeridge Health Oshawa

Oshawa, Ontario

Graduate research project title:

“Quantifying the Female Carrier Phenotype of Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease”

 

 

Kate Shane, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Columbus, Ohio 

 
Graduate research project title:

“Improving Cancer Risk Assessment in Primary Care”

Class 2003

 

Bryanna Cox, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

University of Chicago Medical Center 

Chicago, Illinois

Graduate research project title:

“Identifying Barriers to Seeking Genetic Services for Children with Confirmed Hearing Loss”

 

 

Erica Horger, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

Graduate research project title:

“Factors associated with a heightened perception of risk among African-American women with a family history of breast cancer”

 

 

Seema Panchal, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

Familial Breast Cancer Clinic

Mount Sinai Hospital

Toronto, Ontario

Graduate research project title:

“Practice-base guidelines for genetic counseling of patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease”


Class of 1999

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Carol Baker, MD, MS
Family Medicine Physician



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Barbara Corey, MS, CGC
Regional Medical Specialist

Myriad Genetics, Inc.


Alicia Salkowski, MS
Research Coordinator

Karmanos Cancer Institute

Detroit, Michigan

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Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Detroit, MI 48201
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