DuPont and Chaubey Take on National Leadership Roles

August 5, 2016 – In addition to their daily responsibilities of identifying chromosomal abnormalities in patients with a variety of concerns from intellectual disability to cancer, Greenwood Genetic Center's (GGC) Cytogenetics Laboratory Senior Director, Dr. Barb DuPont, and Director, Dr. Alka Chaubey are representing the field of cytogenetics on a national level through leadership in two organizations.

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GGC Researchers Recognized with Best Poster at Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation International Conference

July 25, 2016 – Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Assistant Research Scientist, Dr. Luigi Boccuto, and colleagues were awarded 'Best Poster' at the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation International Conference in Orlando, FL last week. The team presented new methods to better characterize this complex and variable genetic disorder.

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Timmons Foundation Provides Gift for GGC's Autism Research

July 1, 2016 – Dr. Ennis and Dru James of the Bill and Connie Timmons Foundation have designated a gift of $100,000 to the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Foundation. The funds will directly support the Center's ongoing research on autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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Fellows Complete Medical Genetics Training Program

Fellows2016June 22, 2016 - The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) recognized three graduating fellows from the Center's Medical Genetics Training Program at a statewide meeting on Wednesday. Katrina Simmons, PhD (Biochemical Genetics), Abbas Padeganeh, PhD, (Cytogenetics), and Raymond Louie, PhD (Molecular Genetics) have completed two years of fellowship training beyond their doctoral-level work in preparation to lead a diagnostic laboratory. Following completion of the training program, fellows are eligible to take the board certification examination in their area of specialty. GGC offers the only medical genetics training program in the state of SC and is accredited by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics.

Photo: L-R Laura Pollard, PhD, Associate Director of GGC's Training Program recognizes Drs. Simmons, Padeganeh, and Louie

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