The Intersection of Genetics and Genealogy is the program for the April D-OGS meeting that will be held this Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 7 pm at Duke Homestead. Our speaker for the evening will be Debra Keelean-Fuller. Debbie is a certified genetic counselor at UNC, where she splits her time between the Cytogenetics Lab and the Pediatric Division of Genetics & Metabolism. In the Cytogenetics Lab, she acts as a liaison between the lab and outside providers. In the Division of Genetics & Metabolism, she spends most of her time counseling patients regarding new diagnoses of genetic disorders and has an interest in chromosome disorders and Huntington disease. She also volunteers for the state chapter of the Huntington Disease Society of America, as a committee member of the Communications Committee for the National Society of Genetic Counselors, and at the Open Door Clinic through Urban Ministries of Raleigh. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her almost 4-year old son. She anticipates life will become more chaotic in the near future as she is expecting twins, due at the beginning of June. She will be talking about “The Intersection of Genetics and Genealogy”.
Join us this Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 7 pm at Duke Homestead Visitor’s Center, 2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham 27705. Phone: (919) 477-5498 – One-half mile from I-85 and Guess Rd (Exit 175), Follow the brown historic site road signs.