MMI for the record

November 13, 2018

Image with caption: From left, Rachel Harris and Bhavana Dave, Ph.D., at the Great Plains IDeA-CTR annual scientific meeting.

From left, Rachel Harris and Bhavana Dave, Ph.D., at the Great Plains IDeA-CTR annual scientific meeting.

Human Genetics Laboratory emphasized outreach efforts in October
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From left, Beth Conover from the department of genetic medicine joins Sarah Carpenter and Joanna Spaulding at the Down Syndrome Walk.
Colleagues at the Human Genetics Lab were out in the community in force in October.
  • Scott Smith, Ph.D., associate director, and Joanna Spaulding, genetic counselor, joined MMI providers at the Omaha Public Schools Special Education Family Night.
  • The laboratory showcased its research services through a table exhibit and networking sessions during the two-day Great Plains IDeA-CTR annual scientific meeting at UNMC's Truhlsen Events Center; to conclude the meeting, a select group of researchers received a laboratory tour.
  • Laboratory genetic counselors Spaulding and Sarah Carpenter helped staff the MMI table at the Down Syndrome Alliance Step Up Walk, and Evan Roberts, molecular genetic technologist, led the walk-team through Aksarben Village.
  • Spaulding and Sarah Carpenter were present at the Omaha Women's Health & Wellness Conference to provide information about genetic testing for womens health.