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School of Medicine Columbia

Special Lectures

USC School of Medicine and Arnold School of Public Health host annual lectures and learning opportunities that complement genetic counselor education. We take advantage of interprofessional education throughout our university and among regional genetic centers. 

Amelia Craver

Amelia Craver Special Lecture

Thanks to the leadership and generosity of Amelia Craver, Class of 1988, the USC Genetic Counseling Program has developed an endowment to benefit the education of genetic counselors, an investment into the future. Genetic counseling graduate students directly benefit from interest income that supports their educational experience. 

Year after year, Missy Craver has continued to support our growth, and as we reach a 10-year milestone (2013-2023), the Genetic Counseling Endowment "Looks Like A Million Bucks". With over $750,000 invested, we are closing in on our goal of a Million Dollar Genetic Counseling Program Endowment!

As a tribute to her vision for the future, the program sponsors the Amelia Craver Special Lecture in Genetic Counseling. Each year, students, faculty and friends of the Genetic Counseling Program benefit from a special speaker to challenge and broaden our perspectives on genetic counseling. 



Claire N. Singletary MS, CGC

Bidirectional Learning: My Journey in Genetic Counseling Education

Professor and Director, Genetic Counseling Program
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

President-Elect, Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors 


Striving to Love What We Do and Who We Are: Lessons on Vitality and Inclusion for Genetic Counselors 
MaryAnn Campion, EdD, MS, CGC

Genomics: Establishing a New Technologic Convergence in Medicine. It's Almost Here - Ready? 
Anthony Gregg, MD, MBA, FACOG, FACMG, Baylor University Medical Center

Genetic or Genomic Counseling? The Opportunities and Challenges of Empowering Patients in the Era of Genome Sequencing
Yvonne Bombard, PhD, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital

The Yin and Yang of Cancer Genetics
1) Pediatric Cancer Predisposition in the Genomics Era
2) Biallelic Mismatch Repair Deficiency Syndrome: Exploiting Hypermutations to Save Lives
Uri Tabori, MD, University of Toronto Hospital for Sick Children

Cell Free DNA Technology in Real Time Tumor Genomics
Rebecca J. Nagy, MS, CGC, Guardant Health

A Transnational Perspective: From Carrier Screening to PGD in Israel
Michal Sagi, PhD, Hadassah University Medical Center Jerusalem

Greenwood Genetics

SC Genetics Conclave

South Carolina has enjoyed over 30 years of collaboration among the regional genetic centers serving patients throughout our state. The states genetic professionals come together on a regular basis for collaboration and learning at the SC Genetics Conclave, hosted annually by the Greenwood Genetic Center

Learn more about the SC Genetics Conclave.


James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture

The James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture Series was created to honor Congressman James E. Clyburn for his support and partnership in reducing and eliminating health disparities. This prestigious lecture series is hosted by the Arnold School’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Department of Health Services Policy and Management, along with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Office of Health Equity and the USC Office of Civil Rights History and Research. 

Learn more about the James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture. 


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