Annual Diane Baker alumni lecture to focus on genetics counseling education

September 12, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The U-M Genetic Counseling Program is proud to present a talk given by Lori Williamson Dean, MS, CGC. Williamson Dean is the assistant professor and chair of the Department of Genetic Counseling at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock.

Williamson Dean’s talk, which will take place this afternoon and serve as the 7th annual Diane Baker alumni lecture, will focus on providing access to genetics education and services.

Attendees will learn from one of the forefront experts in the genetics education field. Williamson Dean worked to grow a vibrant genetic counseling community in an area that has natural geographic and financial barriers to the practice of genetic counseling.

The graduate program she developed at Arkansas stands apart from other programs through its incorporation of telemedicine, blended courses that provide live instruction along with complementary online components and satellite training sites throughout the Midwest. Her innovations in graduate education serve as a model for moving training outside of the traditional brick and mortar educational complex and provide novel ways of growing the genetics workforce.

Please join us for Williamson Dean’s fantastic presentation!

When: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12

Where: 5915 Buhl Classroom

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