Nancy Cox

Participants in the Genetic Counseling Research Symposium were (back row from left) Lucas Richter, MM, CGC, Fellowship in Genomics Outcomes Research, (FIGOR); and Mikaela Bradley, Makenna Martin, Cecilia Kessler, and Joan Kornkven, Master’s in Genetic Counseling degree program, Class of 2024, (front row from) left, Mary Hurley, Class of 2024; Jill Slamon, MA, MS, CGC, Advanced Research Training for Genetic Counselors certificate program; Toni Lewis, MS, FIGOR; Lianna Paul, and Serena Fleming, Class of 2024; and MGC program director Martha Dudek, MS, CGC. (photo by Susan Urmy)

Genetic Counseling Research Symposium debuts on April 5

The Master of Genetic Counseling (MGC) degree program at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) will hold its first Genetic Counseling Research Symposium April 5 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in room 202, Light Hall.

Nancy Cox, PhD, receives the American Society of Human Genetics Leadership Award from ASHG president Brendan Lee, MD, PhD. Photo courtesy of ASHG.

After 40 years, genetics still surprises VUMC’s Nancy Cox

As she looks back on her 40-plus year career, what surprises Nancy Cox, PhD, an internationally known geneticist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is how much progress has been made, and yet how much more there is to learn about the role genetic variation plays in human disease.

VUMC’s new automated biobanking system can store as many as 10 million biospecimens.

Research fellowship for genetic counselors established at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine has received a grant to establish a research fellowship for genetic counselors that will prepare them to contribute more fully to the advancement of personalized medicine.

Nancy Cox receives American Society of Human Genetics Leadership Award

Nancy Cox, PhD, director of the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, is the recipient of the 2023 ASHG Leadership Award from the American Society of Human Genetics.

Researchers develop framework for multiancestry genomic studies

Vanderbilt researchers have developed a framework for the analysis of multiancestry, large-scale genomic studies across multiple biobanks.

NIH grant to address chronic diseases that affect populations with health disparities

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Meharry Medical College and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are the recipients of a $12.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to jointly develop the Southeast Collaborative for Innovative and Equitable Solutions to Chronic Disease Disparities.

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