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“Celebrando Hispanic Heritage: What is in our genes?”

Tuesday, Oct. 11
7-8:15 p.m.

In this webinar, we will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by discussing genetic history, present-day genetics, the lack of Latin American information and data, and the importance of genetic testing for health in the Latin American community. Resources on where to get genetic testing will be shared and examples of the power that genetic testing can have to improve community health.

Speakers:
Janitza L. Montalvo-Ortiz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Human Genetics
Yale School of Medicine; Claudia Soler-Alfonso, MD., FACMG. Assistant Professor Baylor College of Medicine at Texas Children's Hospital; Paola Giusti-Rodriguez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Florida

Call (713) 798-8407 for more information

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Save the dates of our remaining Fall 2022 webinars.

  • Nov. 8
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2022

“From Stress to Strength: You Are Not Alone”
Sept. 13
Susan Fernbach, R.N., B.S.N., assistant professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine; Jordan Kemere, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.P., assistant professor of medicine - transition medicine at Baylor College of Medicine; Leandra Berry, Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, section of psychology, Baylor College of Medicine; Wei-Chen Chen, parent advocate
This webinar will discuss how parents can recognize their personal strengths while raising a child with intellectual and developmental disabilities or autism spectrum disorder. Tips to reduce stress in parents of teens/young adults transitioning to adult care will be discussed along with one parent’s personal journey.

“Does Genetics Influence Behavior?”
May 10
Daryl Scott, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of molecular and human genetics, Baylor College of Medicine with guest parent speaker.
This session will explore the genetic factors that contribute to our behavior. In addition, it will highlight genetic conditions that have unique or specific behavioral characteristics.

“Huntington's Disease: Presymptomatic to Diagnostic Testing and Care”
April 12
Madison Kruger, LCSW, social worker, Department of Neurology, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; Salma Nassef, MS, CGC, assistant professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and guest family speaker
This webinar discusses the background, genetics, and care after diagnosis of Huntington's Disease. We will also discuss the family journey and the intricacies of learning about the possibility of HD in the family.

“Navigating New Therapies: 21st Century Treatments for Genetic Disorders”
March 8
Alicia Turner, MSN, APRN, FNP-C and Dr. Reid Sutton

"Race and Genetics: Perspectives of Precision Medicine"
Feb. 15
Vence L. Bonham, Jr., J.D., Fatimah Jackson, Ph.D., and Cherilynn R. Shadding, Ph.D.
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"Not Just a Checklist: Autism and the Genetics Behind It"
Jan. 11
Drs. Chaya Murali and Robert Voigt
This webinar discusses how a child who does not have typical development may show unique behaviors. Current knowledge about the genetic causes of autism, available genetic tests for children with autism, and limitations to current knowledge and testing technology were also shared. 
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2021

"Precision Medicine and Heart Disease"
Dec. 14
Dr. Christie Ballantyne
When you should consider genetic testing, current genetic tests, and how they help assess risk for heart disease.
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"The Impact of COVID-19 on Children with Rare Disorders"
Nov. 16
Drs. Michael Wangler and Catherine M. Healy
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"Adult Neurogenetic Conditions"
Oct. 12
Dr. Laurie Robak, associate professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine; Jamie Fong, M.S., C.G.C, genetic counselor and assistant professor of molecular and human genetics. 
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"Genetics and Care of People with Monogenic Diabetes"
Sept. 21
Dr. Jennifer Posey, assistant professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine; Dr. Mustafa Tosur, assistant professor of pediatrics - diabetes, and endocrinology at Baylor; Dr. Ruchi Gaba, assistant professor of medicine - endocrinology at Baylor.
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"Genetics and Care for Inherited Renal Disorders"
May 11
Ali Gharavi M.D., chief of division of nephrology, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and Jay Meltzer Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Reza Bekheirnia, M.D., FACMG, assistant professor of molecular and human genetics and pediatrics – section of pediatric renal at Baylor College of Medicine and director of renal genetics clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital; Andre Weinstock Ph.D., M.S.A.S. Alport Foundation
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"Achondroplasia: Current Management, Treatment, and Resources"
April 27
Carlos A Bacino, M.D., professor of molecular and human genetics, Baylor College of Medicine; chief of Genetics Service and director of Pediatrics Genetics Clinic, Texas Children's Hospital
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"Introduction of Pharmacogenomics to Clinical Care"
April 13
Steven E. Scherer, Ph.D., professor of molecular and human genetics and the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine; Wayne “Nick” Nicholson, M.D., Pharm.D., M.Sc. associate professor of anesthesiology and assistant professor of pharmacology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
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"CRISPR genome editing: Treating human disease and ethical considerations"
March 23
Dr. Jason Heaney, associate professor of molecular and human genetics; Sarah Huguenard, M.S., C.G.C., instructor of molecular and human genetics
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"Race and Genetics: Perspectives of Precision Medicine"
March 9
Rick Kittles, Ph.D., professor and director, Division of Health Equities, Department of Population Sciences, City of Hope; Charmita Hughes Halbert, Ph.D., professor, psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Medical University of South Carolina; J. Hoxi Jones, Senior Advocate
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"Race and Genetics: Perspectives on Precision Medicine"
Feb. 9
Charmaine Royal, Ph.D., professor of African & African American studies, biology, global health, and family medicine & community health, Duke University; Clayton Yates, Ph.D., professor, Department of Biology and Center for Cancer, Tuskegee University; Shawneequa Callier, MS, JD, associate professor, Department of Clinical Research and Leadership, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
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“Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) Genetic Testing: What you should know”
Jan. 26
Daniel Riconda, MS, CGC, associate professor of molecular and human genetics and program director of the Genetic Counseling Program in the School of Health Professions at Baylor College of Medicine
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"The TANGO2 story: New insights and directions"
Jan. 12
Dr. Seema Lalani, professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine; Dr. Christina Miyake, associate professor of pediatrics-cardiology and molecular physiology and biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine.
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2020

"Tuberous Sclerosis Complex"
Dec. 8
Rohini Coorg, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics-neurology, Baylor College of Medicine
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“Noninvasive prenatal testing [NIPT] for chromosomal and single-gene disorders”
Nov. 24
Veena Mathur, MS, CGC, instructor of molecular and human genetics, Baylor College of Medicine; April Adams, M.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, maternal fetal medicine, and molecular and human genetics, Baylor College of Medicine; Sandra Darilek, MS, CGC assistant professor of molecular and human genetics and co-manager of the Prenatal Genetics Service, Baylor College of Medicine
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"Advances in the care of people with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, hypermobile type"
Nov. 10
Dr. Shweta Dhar, medical director of the Baylor Medicine, Adult Genetics Clinic and associate professor of molecular and human genetics
at Baylor College of Medicine and Lara Bloom, President and CEO of The Ehlers Danlos Society.
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"Does Cancer Run in Your Family? Understanding the Genetics of Cancer"
Oct.13
Tanya Eble, M.S., C.G.C., assistant professor of molecular and human genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
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"Telemedicina en la Clinica de Genetica"
June 6
Claudia Soler-Alfonso, M.D., F.A.C.M.G., assistant professor of molecular and human genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
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"Telemedicine in the Genetics Clinic”
June 6
Chaya Murali, M.D., assistant professor of molecular and human genetics, Baylor College of Medicine and Pilar Magoulas, M.S., C.G.C., associate professor of molecular and human genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
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Past Seminar - TMC News: When Huntington's Disease Runs in Your Family

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Statewide Genetics Outreach

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Community webinars hosted by The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics along with the University of Texas at Austin - Texas Center for Disability Studies thanks to funding through the Texas Department of State Health Services.