Quick Facts

Genetic Medicine

Mission

Our mission is to advocate for patients and their families seeking care from the genetic and genomic healthcare communities by increasing patient access to genetic services and promoting the responsible application of genomics in medicine by developing relationships with patients, families, colleagues, and society.

Vision

Our vision is to establish innovative and collaborative approaches to empower genetic medicine patients and their families in achieving wholeness.

History

Organization

Clinical services

Educational and research activities

Weekly case conference, monthly journal club, M1 curriculum and lectures, M4 elective, resident elective, fellow bedside and didactic teaching, and genetic counseling masters students based in the College of Allied Health at UNMC in collaboration with MMI. Areas of research interest: gene discovery, syndrome delineation, syndromic aortopathies, inborn errors of metabolism, and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

Contact

Omar Abdul-Rahman, MD – Director, Genetic Medicine Department
402-559-6328  |  Email Dr. Rahman

Terri Blase, MS, CGC – Director, Genetic Counseling Services
402-559-4164  |  Email Teri Blase