May 6, 2014

Genetic Counselors in a Genome World

By AJ Montpetit


Kelly Ormond, M.S., C.G.C. presents at the Individualizing Medicine Conference in 2013 on the traditional role of the Genetic Counselor, and where the future lies. A strong case of bridging the difference between family history and genomics is one case made in this presentation, and the acknowledgment is that family history will probably never be replaced, but genomics will work in tandem providing a better picture.

Kelly Ormond, M.S., C.G.C. was involved in prenatal genetic counseling; coordinated a population-based carrier screening program for cystic fibrosis and diseases prevalent among Ashkenazi Jews; and provided neurogenetics counseling for patients with a family history of Huntington's disease, dementias, ataxias and other adult-onset disorders. Ms. Ormond arrived at Stanford University in September 2007 to serve as the inaugural program director for the Master's Program in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling, and oversees all aspects of the program's development. She is also an associate professor in the Department of Genetics.


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