Department of Human Genetics

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The Department of Human Genetics is pleased to announce the creation of the Heyman Family Fragile X Trainee Fund, thanks to the generosity of the Fragile X Association of Georgia and a long-time supporter and advocate of Emory's Fragile X research, Gail Heyman. The fund will allow students working in the Fragile X space to access the types of opportunities that could further their professional careers.

The Stephen T. Warren Memorial Symposium was held on November 29 and 30, 2022, and was named in honor of the founding chair of Emory's Department of Human Genetics and a leader in the study of fragile X syndrome. Specifically, Dr. Warren led the international team that discovered the gene responsible for fragile X in the 1990s. The keynote speaker was Harry Orr, PhD, of the University of Minnesota

Next Gen, a biomedically oriented internship program, was offered for the first time in the summer of 2022. A dozen high school students, mostly from Atlanta-area schools, spent five weeks shadowing Emory researchers and genetic counselors in the Emory Department of Human Genetics. NextGen focuses on historically underrepresented minorities; the group consisted of 11 African American students and one Latina.

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Department of Human Genetics 

Whitehead Biomedical Research Building
615 Michael Street
Suite 301
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
(404) 727-5979 Telephone

For Medical Genetics Clinic information

Division of Medical Genetics

The Emory Clinic
1365 Clifton Road
Clinic B, Suite 2200
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
(404) 778-8570 For patient-related questions and/or schedule an appointment
(404) 778-8562 Fax

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