Another week has flown by for the first years in the University of Cincinnati’s Genetic Counseling Program. We got to go to our first journal club meeting this week. We reviewed an article entitled “Genomics: The Breast Cancer Landscape” by Joe Gray and Brian Druker, which was recently published by Nature. The authors discussed whole genome sequencing and how it could be used to examine tumor diversity so physicians could use targeted therapies.
In other exciting news, we are looking forward to attending the 2012 Ohio Genetic Counselor Meeting next Friday, September 21st, which our Assistant Director, Carrie Atzinger, has helped to coordinate. This conference will be held at the Cincinnati’s Children Hospital this year which ensures all the University of Cincinnati genetic counseling students will be able to attend. Practicing genetic counselors and students from all over the state will attend the meeting. Topics addressed throughout the day include: updates on the Ohio Newborn Screening, genetic research studies in Ohio, defining the role of genetic counselors in Epilepsy and Hematology/Oncology and many more.
|Some first years at the University of Cincinnati football game|
|Second years enjoying the game|