Celebrate Genetic Counselor Awareness Day!

November 8, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

Genetic counselors are partners in health care and essential contributors to making the Michigan Difference.

Over the last decade, the number of genetic counselors employed at Michigan Medicine has grown significantly, with more than 20 providers working with patients across the lifespan in various settings.

In honor of Genetic Counselor Awareness Day — celebrated today, Nov. 8 — be sure to celebrate all of the work genetic counselors do in clinics, labs, hospitals and research.

They provide clinical-genetics expertise to patients, families, health care colleagues and the general public. They also facilitate the translation of complex genetic and genomic information to allow for informed patient decisions, improved health outcomes, the responsible use of technological advances, and improved patient adaptation to disease.

Genetic counseling is a rapidly growing profession and Michigan Medicine is home to one of the most well-established training programs in the country. The Michigan Genetic Counseling Graduate Program is committed to training the next generation of genetic counselors to help meet workforce demands and shape the future of the profession and genomic medicine.

Thank you to all of the organization’s genetic counselors for all they do every day!