Holly Zimmerman, MS, CGC

Assistant Professor and Program Director

Department of Medical Sciences
Genetic Counseling Program

984090 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4090

Academic Appointments:
Program Director, Genetic Counseling
Assistant Professor, UNMC
Instructor, University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), 2011 – 2017

Master of Science, Genetic Counseling, University of South Carolina, 2007
Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Southern Mississippi, 2004

Certified Genetic Counselor: American Board of Genetic Counseling, 2009

Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
Foundations in Genetic Counseling I & II (GENC 610/611)
Advanced Genetic Counseling I & II (GENC 710/711)
Genetic Counseling & the Community (GENC 718)

Publications: (last 5 years)
Clark S, Kennel V, McBrien S, Samson K, Zimmerman H. Perceived social support: A study of genetic counseling graduate students in the United States (US) and Canada. J. Genet. Couns. 2023: Mar.

Eldomery MK, Akdemir ZC, Vögtle FN, Charng WL, Mulica P, Rosenfeld JA, Gambin T, Gu S, Burrage LC, Al Shamsi A, Penney S, Jhangiani SN, Zimmerman HH, Muzny DM, Wang X, Tang J, Medikonda R, Ramachandran PV, Wong LJ, Boerwinkle E, Gibbs RA, Eng CM, Lalani SR, Hertecant J, Rodenburg RJ, Abdul-Rahman OA, Yang Y, Xia F, Wang MC, Lupski JR, Meisinger C, Sutton VR. MIPEP recessive variants cause a syndrome of left ventricular non-compaction, hypotonia, and infantile death. Genome Med 1; 8(1): 106, 2016.
Abrams AJ, Hufnagel RB, Rebelo A, Zanna C, Patel N, Gonzalez MA, Campeanu IJ, Griffin LB, Groenewald S, Strickland AV, Tao F, Speziani F, Abreu L, Schüle R, Caporali L, La Morgia C, Maresca A, Liguori R, Lodi R, Ahmed ZM, Sund KL, Wang X, Krueger LA, Peng Y, Prada CE, Prows CA, Schorry EK, Antonellis A, Zimmerman HH, Abdul-Rahman OA, Yang Y, Downes SM, Prince J, Fontanesi F, Barrientos A, Németh AH, Carelli V, Huang T, Zuchner S, Dallman JE. Mutations in SLC25A46, encoding a UG01-like protein, cause an optic atrophy spectrum disorder. Nat Genet. 47 (8) 926-32, 2015.

Schilter KF, Reis LM, Schneider A, Bardakjian TM, Abdul-Rahman O, Kozel BA, Zimmerman HH, Broeckel U, Semina EV. Whole-genome copy number variation analysis in anophthalmia and microphthalmia. Clin Genet. 84 (5):473-81, 2013.

National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC), 2006 – present     
NSGC Pediatric Special Interest Group, 2007 – present
NSGC Prenatal Special Interest Group, 2017
NSGC Education Special Interest Group, 2014 – 2016
NSGC Membership Committee Member, 2011 - 2016
     Co-chair of Mentor Program
     Professional Status Survey Subcommittee
     Student/New Member Subcommittee
     Scholarship Subcommittee
     SIG Engagement Subcommittee
     Awards Working Group
NSGC Leadership Roles:
     NSGC Membership Committee, Vice-Chair, 2014
     NSGC Membership Committee, Chair, 2015
     NSGC Membership Committee, Past Chair, 2016
Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC), 2016 – present
     Program Review Committee
UNMC College of Allied Health Professions
     Admissions Committee 2018 – present
     Curriculum Committee 2018 – present
     Dean’s Leadership Council 2017 – present