Upcoming lecture to focus on artificial intelligence in genetic services

September 28, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

All Michigan Medicine employees are invited to the 9th annual Diane Baker Alumni Award Lecture presented by the U-M Genetic Counseling Training Program.

The lecture, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Oct. 9, will feature Elizabeth Kearney, M.S., LCGC, M.B.A. Kearney will offer her lecture on “Genetic Odyssey: How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Genetic Services.”

Kearney received her Master’s Degree in Human Genetics/Genetic Counseling from U-M in 1996. After spending several years working as a clinical genetic counselor, she went on to earn her MBA in Marketing at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Kearney is a thought leader in the delivery of genetic services, having served in influential roles in the genetics field from both clinical and commercial perspectives at organizations like Kaiser Permanente, Johnson & Johnson, Cord Blood Registry, Veracyte, and PWNHealth.

She served as the president of the NSGC in 2010, when she led key initiatives like advising the FDA on genetic test regulation and re-branding the association. Kearney has a passion for building leaders among genetic counselors; she developed and teaches leadership workshops for genetic counseling students across the nation and co-facilitates the NSGC’s leadership development program.

What: Diane Baker Alumni Award Lecture

When: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9

Where: South Lecture Hall, Med Sci II