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UC's Genetic Counseling Program Awarded Funding from NIH

Published April 2004

The graduate program in genetic counseling within the UC College of Allied Health Sciences has received funding for a program titled "Changing the Face of the Genetic Counseling Profession."

The program will establish a consortium of nine genetic counseling programs located in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Illinois. The goal of the consortium is to address unique barriers of awareness and increase the number of minority candidates for admission to genetic counseling programs. Nancy Steinberg Warren, MS, CGC, director of the Genetic Counseling Program, a joint program between UC and the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, will serve as the principal investigator.

"Since the inception of master's level programs 35 years ago, members of the African-American and Hispanic communities have comprised less than 2 percent of the practicing genetic counselors in the United States," said Warren.

Funding for the project comes from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is distributed through the UC Center for Environmental Genetics. For more information email Nancy.Warren@uc.edu.

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