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Graduate Student Research Projects

2008-2017 Genetic Counseling Graduate Student Research Project Titles

How Do Patients Use Test Results for BRCA Testing?
Marissa Ellingson 2010                             

How does having Alopecia Areata Influence Family Communication Patterns?**
Lisa Catalano 2010                          

Newborn Screening Results for CF: Family Communications Around Carrier Identification
Ashley Wells 2010                    

When the Topic is You: Genetic Counselors’ Responses to Prenatal Patients’ Requests for Self-Disclosure**
Jessica Balcom 2010            

What are the goals of genetic counseling in Lebanon?*
Rima Al Hajj 2010                         

The perceived value of susceptibility testing (GWAS studies)
Heather Bemmels 2010                      

Families Living with Autism: Value of Family Stories
Emily Hansen 2010            

Use and Storage of Newborn Screen Cards: Public Attitudes*
Maggie Dreon 2011

What’s the Harm: Genetic Counselor Perceptions of Adverse Effects of Genetics Service Provision by Non-Genetics Professionals**
Tracy Bensend  2011                 

Perceptions and Attitudes about Genetic Counseling among Residents of a Midwestern Rural Area**
Rachel Riesgraf 2011 

Evaluation of Public Education for Genetic Breast Cancer Risk in the Jewish Population
Rebecca Johnson 2011                                 

Analysis of Genetic Awareness Campaign in Minnesota
Erin Engel 2011

Prenatal Array Comparative Genomic Hybridization: A Survey of Prenatal Genetic Counselors’ Experiences and Attitudes**
Marina Mikhaelian Rabideau 2011                             

Giving Bad News: Genetic Counselors’ Experience
Anne Morrison 2012          

Old Issues in a New Wrapper?  Genetic Counselor’s Perspectives on Array-Based Technologies for Prenatal Diagnosis
Kristin Sedgwick 2012                   

Every Picture Tells a Story: Effects of Photographic Images on Perceptions and Attitudes about Genetic Conditions*
Jennifer Holle 2012             

Referral Sources for Familial Cancer Patients in Minnesota
Lindsay Swanson 2012                                

Genetic Counselors’ Experiences and Strategies for Addressing Patient Anger**
Lynn Schema 2012          

Understanding Why Patients Referred for Genetic Cancer Counseling Don’t Respond*
Judy Fan 2012                   

A Qualitative Investigation of How Families Communicate the Diagnosis of DMD to Affected Children*
Anne Dougherty 2013                                 

Ethical and Professional Challenges Encountered by Laboratory Genetic Counselors**
Dan Groepper 2013    

Genetic Counseling in South Africa: the Patient Experience*
Stephanie Goettl 2013                                     

Genetic Counseling in South Africa: the Practitioner Experience*
Emily Mayerhofer 2013

Practitioner Anxiety as a Predictor for Compassion Fatigue**
Whiwon Lee 2013 

Moving Along the Referral Line in Cancer Genetic Testing*
Rebecca Tryon 2013                    

Elevated C4 identified on newborn screening: A Chart Review*
Megan Shearouse 2014                 

Educational tools for teaching about Next Generation Sequencing
Lindsey Bade 2014                       

The Role of Laboratory Genetic Counselors in the Profession*
Christy Koellner 2014                 

Form Follows Function: A Model for Clinical Supervision Practice in Genetic Counseling**
Colleen Wherley 2014                      

Long-term outcomes of preimplantation genetic diagnosis in Fanconi anemia families**
Katrina Haude 2014

Impact of Locus of Control and Dispositional Optimism on Perceived Burden of Prader-Willi Syndrome
Melanie Danh 2014

Anticipation, Ancestry, Anxiety and Autonomy: Adoptive Parents' Views on Genetic Testing of Their Children*
Olivia Michel 2015

An Investigation of Women at High Risk for Hereditary Cancer Who Do Not Utilize Genetics Services: What Are They Communicating to Their Families?*
Shellie Kieke 2015

Analysis of Incidental Findings and Patient Preferences Regarding Return of Results in Medical Exome Sequencing*
Katie Wiens 2015

Complex Counseling Issues Regarding Cancer Panels: Genetic Counselors' Experiences Regarding Communication of Reproductive Risks Associated with Autosomal Recessive Conditions**
Sarah Bray 2015

Above and Beyond the Fiscal Horizon: An Investigation of Neurologists' Perceptions of the Value of Genetic Counselors in the Neurology Clinic*
Gemma Nelson 2015

From Projection to Empathy: Characterizing Genetic Counselors' Countertransference Experiences**
Rebecca Reeder 2015

A First Look at Psychosocial Outcomes in Adult Survivors of Fanconi Anemia: Neurocognitive, Behavioral, Emotional, Quality of Life, and Post-Traumatic Stress
Michelle Takemoto 2015

Seekers, Finders, Settlers, and Stumblers: Identifying the Career Paths of Males in the Genetic Counseling Profession**
Anthony Chen 2015

"If It Helps, It's Worth a Try": An Investigation of Perceptions and Attitudes About Genetic Counseling Among Southern Manitoba Hutterites**
Amber Gemmell 2016

Beyond Clinical Actionability: Public Perceptions of Important Actions in Response to Genetic Testing Results*
David Seiffert 2016

Flipping the Classroom and the Clinic: Interactive Genetic Counseling Modules*
Alex Cummings 2016

Who is at Risk? Recurrence Risks of Alopecia Areata and Other Associated Conditions in First-Degree Relatives*
Katie Agre 2016

State-Provided or Guaranteed Medical Foods and Special Metabolic Formulas for Treatment of Inbord Errors of Metabolism
Laura Haugo 2016

Efficacy of Antisense Oligonucleotides in Reducing Purkinje Cell Ataxin1 RNA Levels*
Hillary Handler 2016

Why is Cancer Genetic Counseling Underutilized by Women Identified as At-Risk for Hereditary Breast Cancer? Patient Perceptions of Barriers Following a Referral Letter**
Alyssa Kne 2016

Managing Couple Conflict During Prenatal Counseling Sessions: An Investigation of Genetic Counselor Experiences and Perceptions**
Kara Schoeffel 2016

Do Genetic Counselors Have a Duty to Warn? Perspectives from the Medical Ethics Community*
KT Curry 2017  

Genetics Hide or Seek: An Investigation of Monitoring and Blunting on Desire for Information in a Hypothetical Cancer Diagnosis Scenario*
Katie Plamann 2017          

Commencement is Only the Beginning: Transitional Challenges Encountered by Novice Genetic Counselors*
Divya Ramachandra 2017

Risk Communication in Families of Children with Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Identifying Barriers to Cascade Screening to Improve Diagnosis*
Elisabeth Wurtmann 2017        

Strategies Genetic Counselors Use to Supervise Students: An Extension of the Reciprocal-Engagement Model of Supervision*
Mike Suguitan 2017

Barriers to the Identification of Familial Hypercholesterolemia Among Primary Care Providers*
John Zimmerman 2017

A Qualitative Study of the Attitudes, Familiarity, and Knowledge Regarding Prenatal Genetic Counseling in Appalachian Women*
Megan Yoho 2017

An Investigation of the Relationship Between Genetic Counselors’ Cognitive Coping Styles and Perceptions of Patients’ Information Preferences
Jessa Humanski 2017

A Childhood Diagnosis of Alopecia Areata: Parental Information and Support Needs
Alex Holcomb 2018

"Just a Little Bit Different": The Experiences of Emerging Adults At-Risk for and Living with Genetic Conditions
Anna Shelley 2018

What Walls? Demystifying the Role of Race/Ethnicity in Genetic Counseling Supervisory Relationships
Cheyenne Dewey 2018

Developing Culturally Informed Genetic Services for the Somali Immigrants in Minnesota
Jerri Cheung 2018

Culturally Sensitive Genomic Result Delivery in the Hmong Population
Kate Holzer 2018

The ABCs of Genetic Counseling Clinical Education: PBCs and RIME
Kelly Stedman 2018

A Roadmap to Recruitment for Precision Medicine Research
Kelsey Moriarty 2018

Searching for Diseases Associated with Genes Commonly Tested for on Cardiovascular, Pain, and Psychological Pharmacogenetic Panels
Tom Felton and Rachel Saunders 2018

It's How You Say It: Genetic Counselor and Proxy Patients' Perception of Skillfulness
Veronica Greve 2018

NOTE:

* Accepted for platform or poster presentation at the National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Education Conference

** Paper published in peer reviewed journal