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The Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics
About Human Genetics
Home of the nation’s first—and still largest—program in human genetics, Sarah Lawrence has trained more than half of the country’s genetic counselors. Characterized by innovation at the nexus of health, science, and society, this world-renowned program prepares students for careers educating not only patients, but also doctors, other health professionals, and the public at large.
In the Human Genetics program, students:
- Are placed at a total of seven sites from a wealth of fieldwork options at nearly 50 centers in the New York City area
- Study with a faculty comprised of top scientists from the area’s genetic centers
- Attend weekly on-campus discussions with leading researchers
- Develop a community outreach project, targeting an audience to educate about a particular set of relevant genetic information
Genetic Counseling One-Day Summer Camp
Monday June 10, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Join us on campus to learn more about the field of genetic counseling, meet professional genetic counselors and hear about cutting edge technologies, and discuss the societal implications surrounding genomics testing.
Jordanna Joaquina '04, MS, CGC decided she wanted to be a genetic counselor in her high school AP Biology class. Today, she is merging her genetic counseling skills with the Internet—and becoming an entrepreneur in the process.
How to Apply
The application deadline for the Human Genetics program is January 15.