The Human Genome, the full reading of the 25,000 or so genes found in each of our cells, holds clues to health, illness, behavior and emotion. These clues are not always easily understood, especially in this age of thirty-second sound-bites. Often an experienced guide is helpful to make sense of the science and clear away the jargon. As such, education is a key mission of the Emory Department of Human Genetics and we take seriously our responsibility to teach and facilitate an understanding of all things genetic. Our involvement occurs across multiple levels and with varying audiences:

Training in Genetics for Physician Assistant Students, Nursing Students, and Medical School Students

We provide formal student training through our participation in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing at Emory University.

If you are a student at another medical school and would like to do a rotation in medical genetics, please find more information through Emory School of Medicine.

Training in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling

We offer a Master of Medical Science degree program in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling which is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling. Click here for more information on the Emory Genetic Counseling Training Program.

Training in Human Genetics for Graduate Students

Our faculty mentor graduate students from the programs of the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS). We also offer a core course in Human Genetics for the Genetics and Molecular Biology program (IBS 746), a core course for the Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution program, and other elective courses. A schedule and description of these courses can be found here.

Training in Human and Medical Genetics for Postgraduate Students

We offer a residency in Clinical Genetics and laboratory fellowships in Biochemical Genetics, Cytogenetics, and Molecular Genetics through an American Board of Medical Genetics accredited training program. Click here for more information on our residency and fellowship programs.

Training in Human Genetics and Nutrition

We offer Training in Human Genetics and Nutrition for Laney Graduate School Post-Doctoral Students, GDBBS PhD Nutrition Students, Dietetic Interns, Rollins MPH Students, and Visiting Faculty & Scholars. We also offer an online continuing education series Electronic Genetic Nutrition Academy (eGNA) for metabolic dietitians and healthcare professionals working in the field of inherited metabolic disorders. Click here for more information about the Metabolic Nutrition Program.

Community Outreach

We hold a research-based, nutrition education camp for young women with specific metabolic disorders to promote a better understanding of the disorder, address dietary challenges, and provide a supportive environment. Click here for more information about our annual metabolic camp.

For more information about any of these educational opportunities, contact us.