Annese, Fran

Genetics Clinic Manager

Annese, Fran

Fran Annese is a South Carolina state licensed social worker who joined the Greenwood Genetic Center as the clinic coordinator after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in 1999. She coordinates genetic clinics in Greenwood. Fran is responsible for gathering information before clinic, making referrals during clinic, assisting with patient follow-up, and compiling and distributing information on various genetics topics.

Fran also participates in the coordination of clinical research studies. Fran is responsible for informing families of individuals with Rett Syndrome and Angelman Syndrome of the Rare Disease Clinical Research Network for New Therapies and New Diagnostics study, enlisting appropriate patients for research projects to be carried out by the consortium, and traveling to various locations across the country enrolling patients in the Rett Syndrome study. As clinic manager, she assists the director of clinical genetic services with the daily clinical operations of the Greenwood office. Fran's social work skills enable her to act as a starting point for families receiving new genetic diagnoses and to provide assistance to families in need.

Contact Information

Office (864) 941-8160
Fax (864) 941-8114
fran@ggc.org

Education

  • B.S., Sociology, Lander University, Greenwood, SC, 1999

  • M.S.W., University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 2005

  • L.M.S.W., South Carolina Social Work License, Columbia, SC 2005
Meet the Shenal Family

Meet the Shenal Family

Our daughter, Ryleigh, was diagnosed with a rare chromosomal deletion shortly after she was born in 2010. Since we received her diagnosis, the Greenwood Genetic Center has become part of our family. They made certain that we did not feel alone, and they continue to provide ongoing, compassionate care for our child. The impact they have had on our family and others across the globe everyday is immeasurable. We can't imagine walking this journey without their...

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