The Cytogenetics Fellowship/Residency Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center is certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG), offering comprehensive training in processing and analysis of chromosomes of various types of samples with the purpose of detecting and interpreting chromosomal abnormalities. This is a 2-year program where the fellows will participate in all aspects of sample preparation, analysis, and reporting.
The Human Genetics Laboratories where training occurs provide over 14,000 diagnostic studies and 2,500 research studies per year in the areas of oncology, prenatal health, birth defects, and other molecular genetics projects. The research is supported by several funding sources, extramural and internal. In 2009, research contributions from the faculty and staff resulted in 14 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 28 abstracts presented at various national and international meetings, and 25 invited national and international research and educational seminar presentations.
Applicants must hold an M.D. or Ph.D. (or equivalent); the Ph.D. degree must be in genetics or a related field within the biological sciences. Individuals with an M.D. or Ph.D. earned outside of the United States or Canada must have their degree reviewed by the ABMG Credentials Committee prior to entering this training program.
Clinical Cytogenetics Fellowship Coordinator
Munroe-Meyer Institute - Human Genetics Laboratories