Celeste Schepp ’13 will begin genetic counseling training at Johns Hopkins University and the National Human Genome Research Institute in the fall of 2014. Genetic counseling is a versatile profession that involves providing patient, professional, and community genomics education. While most traditionally it has been involved in working directly with patients as they face reproductive decisions, the field has exploded to include disease susceptibility counseling and research opportunities. The JHU/NHGRI program will enable Celeste to gain a graduate level mastery of human genetics and the skills necessary to provide non-directional and supportive counseling to individuals facing a health or reproductive crisis. She plans to complete her ScM in genetic counseling in 2016.
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For more about Dr. Sevier’s research, here is a link to her website: http://bmcb.cornell.edu/faculty/sevier.html