USC School of Medicine, Arnold School of Public Health and College of Arts & Sciences
hosts 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 Special Lecture
Thanks to the leadership and generosity of Amelia Craver, Genetic Counseling Class
of 1988, the USC Genetic Counseling Program launched a special Challenge Grant Campaign
in 2013. Amelia contributed $25,000 to match dollar-for-dollar donations received
from alumni and friends of the Genetic Counseling Program and donations from local,
statewide and national organizations. The 2013 Challenge Grant stimulated over $75,000
in contributions and created the official Genetic Counseling Endowment.
As a tribute to her vision for the future, the program has created the Amelia Craver
Special Lecture in Genetic Counseling. Each year, our students, faculty and friends
of the program will benefit from a special speaker to broaden our perspectives on
The Caskey Lecture
Dr. Caskey established the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genetics Laboratory where
he serves as a faculty member today. He also was former CEO of The Brown Foundation
Institute of Molecular Medicine and served as President of the Merck Genome Research
Institute. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Genetics, and Molecular Genetics. He
is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Health and Medicine Division, and
was past President of the American Society of Human Genetics & Human Genome Organization.
His genetic research identified the genetic basis of 25 major inheritable diseases
and clarified the understanding of “anticipation” in triplet repeat diseases.
A special friend of the Genetic Counseling Program, Caskey invests in the greater
USC community with his annual Caskey Lecture, hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences,
where he did his undergraduate work. Caskey personally selects a clinician researcher
to visit campus, delivering genomics education at the very edge of discovery. Genetic
counseling students and faculty participate in the Caskey Lecture annually.
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.