Genetic Counseling Students Learn to Serve Patients in Ever-Changing Field

Many expected the Human Genome Project to cause a revolution far beyond the field of genetics — into economics and culture — and thought the 13-year, $3 billion international research endeavor would allow us to understand and control viruses, identify the root causes of cancers, advance forensics, create better crops and update anthropology tools to get a better view of our evolutionary path.

Paul White leads the Waisman Center’s community outreach

Paul White has been a key player in helping people with developmental disabilities in Dane County live independently and be included in community life. When White, 63, a licensed professional counselor, began his career in the 1970s, institutionalization was the fate for many people with cognitive challenges. When the Illinois native moved to the Madison area in 1982, he was the treatment director for a large facility that housed more than 90 people.

Mei Baker Receives National Newborn Screening Award

Mei Baker, MD, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) Newborn Screening Laboratory co-director and University of Wisconsin associate professor of pediatrics, received the Harry Hannon Laboratory Improvement Award in Newborn Screening from the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) earlier this …