The Role of Education in Public Health Genetics

May 23 at 3 PM ET- Live Stream

Interested in learning more about public health genetics, specifically in the context of education? Join our speakers (info below) to learn about public health genetics education, genomic literacy, and how public health genomics is applied in a state public health department.

Speakers

Gail Marcus, M.Ed, CGC

State Public Health Genetic Counselor
NC Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health, Children and Youth Branch

Extensive career spanning over 31 years of progressive experience in genetic counseling including prenatal, pediatric, adult and cancer genetics; program development, implementation, marketing, and education. The last 17 years have been in the realm of Public Health with coverage of the state of NC as a genetic consultant.
Her dissertation evaluated cognition in elderly individuals based on concentrations of antioxidants in the blood serum.

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Karen Niemchick, Ph.D., MHS

Assistant Professor
MPH Practicum Coordinator
Master of Public Health program

Dr. Karen Niemchick is an Assistant Professor, and serves as Practicum Coordinator for the MPH program at Grand Valley State University. She received her PhD in epidemiology from Walden University. She also holds a Master’s in Health Science from GVSU and a Bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from the University of Toledo. She was a research assistant for a project involving Feeding Circuits in the Brain.

Her dissertation evaluated cognition in elderly individuals based on concentrations of antioxidants in the blood serum.

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Andrea Durst

Assistant Professor, Human Genetics
Vice Chair for Practice, Human Genetics
Associate Director, Genetic Counseling Program, Human Genetics
Director, MPH in Public Health Genetics Program, Human Genetics

Dr. Durst joined the Genetic Counseling Program in May 2015 and is currently the Associate Program Director of the Genetic Counseling Program and the Director of the MPH in Public Health Genetics Program.  Dr. Durst has extensive experience in clinical cancer genetic counseling, management, and public health genetics. Dr. Durst’s teaching interests are in genetic counseling, clinical genetics, and public health genetics. She provides support for Genetic Counseling Program and MPH in Public Health Genetics Program development and is engaged in teaching, student research, and the coordination of student clinical rotations and practicums.

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