Shelly Nielsen, MS, MT, CGC

shelly-nielsen-lcgcGenetic Medicine
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450


Professional Summary

Shelly Nielsen, MS, MT, CGC, is a licensed and certified genetic counselor at the Munroe-Meyer Institute's Department of Genetic Medicine at UNMC. After a short stint as a high school biology teacher, Shelly found her calling in genetics. She joined the clinical genetics team at MMI in 2000 working as a genetic counselor in the prenatal and general genetics clinics. Shelly served as the project manager for the Nebraska Newborn Screening and Genetics State Planning Grant in 2001-2003. From 2004-2008, she was an adjunct instructor in the Mid-America Genetic Education Consortium (MAGEC), a joint program for Genetic Counselor training between UNMC, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the University of Kansas Medical Center, and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. More recently, Shelly has focused her counseling efforts in the general genetics clinics at UNMC, Children’s Omaha, and across the state in the outreach clinics. She is honored to be a provider in the multidisciplinary UNMC Huntington Disease Center of Excellence clinic.

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As part of the Mid-America Genetic Education Consortium, Shelly developed the teaching framework for distance education courses in Medical Genetics and Cytogenetics Review, Dysmorphology and Common Genetic Syndromes, and Prenatal Genetic Counseling.  More recently, Shelly has been a clinical supervisor for students from outside genetic counseling programs.

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