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 genetic counseling.
Past Speakers & Lecture Topics
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, Haddasah University Medical Center Jerusalem