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PhD Career Connections: Clinical Genetics, Information Technology, and Genetic Counseling

Posted by on Thursday, January 18, 2018 in Upcoming BRET Office of Career Development Events .


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PhD Career Connections presents: 
Clinical Genetics, Information Technology, and Genetic Counseling
Thursday February 15, 2018
Light Hall 214
featuring Gillian Hooker, PhD, Vice President of Clinical Development, Concert Genetics

​Registration is requested

Gillian Hooker completed her PhD in Molecular Genetics at Yale University and her masters degree in Genetic Counseling at the Johns Hopkins/NIH Genetic Counseling Training Program. Her career has focused on implementation and outcomes of genetic counseling and testing, first as an academic and more recently in her position as the Vice President of Clinical Development for Concert Genetics.  She completed her post-doctoral research Cancer Prevention & Control at Georgetown University studying BRCA1/2 testing and service delivery in a randomized controlled trial of telephone genetic counseling and among newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.  Following that, she served as the associate director of the NIH/Johns Hopkins Genetic Counseling Training Program and conducted research at NHGRI as part of the ClinSeq team, studying one of the first healthy populations to undergo whole exome sequencing.  In her role at Concert, she provides clinical leadership and coordinates a number of internal and external collaborations to use test order data, insurance claims and genetic testing market data to inform policy development for hospitals, health plans and federal policy makers.  

She has been actively involved in the National Society of Genetic Counselors, is a past chair of the NSGC Research SIG and Practice Guidelines Committees and will be joining the board of directors in 2018. She currently serves on the advisory committee of the Vanderbilt Genetic Counseling Training Program and as a thesis advisor to students in the University of Alabama Genetic Counseling Training Program.

Check her out in the article from Science Magazine:

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