Wednesday, May 11, 2016

2016 Dean’s Day Competition

Each spring the Graduate School of Public Health holds a Dean’s Day Competition. Graduate students from every department present their research in poster sessions. In these sessions, each poster is judged by faculty members for departmental and school-wide awards.

This year, the 2016 Genetic Counseling class had 5 students participate in the competition and we are proud to say that we had two winners! Kelly Johnson won a Human Genetics departmental award and Laura Cross won the 3rd place school wide master’s level award.

Laura Cross –“Population Screening for Hereditary Cancer: Opinions from Amazon 
Mechanical Turks"(3rd Place School Wide, Master’s Winner)

Kelly Johnson –– “Genome-Wide Scan Implicates Novel Genes with Childhood Bone Geometry” (Departmental Winner)

Bess Wayburn –“Psychosocial Impact of Targeted Exome Sequencing on Parents of Chronically Ill Children”

Tricia Zion –“Genetic Counselors' Views and Opinions Regarding the Possible Implementation of Prenatal Exome Sequencing”

Erin Winchester –“Physician Knowledge and Attitudes Concerning Breast Cancer Genetics”

We look forward to seeing the research that will be presented at next year’s competition!