COVID-19 Updates

HudsonAlpha seeks to provide a safe environment for all our participants and team members. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in our region to make a best-informed decision about holding in-person programming for Summer 2021. We will notify our applicants and post updates on this site if we are unable to host face-to-face activities.

Across all of our programs, HudsonAlpha will follow best-practices for gathering safely. These practices may change based on recommendations from health officials, but currently include reducing overall capacity, social distancing, masking, and frequent symptom/temperature checks.

Genetic Counseling and Nursing Trainees

Genetic Counseling Trainees

HudsonAlpha’s genetic counseling team works closely with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Genetic Counseling Training Program faculty and students to provide content, teaching tools and student experiences related to genomic medicine and genetic counseling. For more information about this collaboration, please contact [email protected].

The genetic counselors at HudsonAlpha regularly serve on genetic counseling student research and thesis committees for projects relevant to genomic medicine and genetics education. See our current and past student research project list below. For more information or to talk with us about working with you on your project or thesis, please contact [email protected].

HudsonAlpha offers a two-week summer mini-rotation for one rising second year genetic counseling student in an ACGC accredited program. The selected student will work alongside HudsonAlpha’s team of genetic counselors and gain valuable insight into the diverse roles genetic counselors can play in cutting edge genomic medicine, research and education. The mini-rotation student is selected through a competitive application process.

A $400 stipend will be provided upon completion of the program. Housing accommodations are included. Travel to and within the Huntsville area is the responsibility of the selected student.

Important Dates:

2019 Mini-rotation: July 22-August 2
Applications due: 5 pm CST, January 15, 2019
Notification of selection status: week of January 28, 2019

Experiences will include:

  • Genomic counseling at The Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine
  • Genomic counseling as part of ongoing clinical research projects at HudsonAlpha
  • Observation in the Clinical Sequencing Laboratory and with the bioinformatics team to better understand the wet-lab and data analysis side of genome sequencing
  • Hands-on experience analyzing genomic variants for pathogenicity
  • Providing education and support to patients and providers participating in Information is Power, a population screening initiative for hereditary cancer
  • Attendance at educational meetings and seminars
  • Participation in educational outreach activities

To apply:

Please submit the following materials via email to [email protected]:

  1. 1-2 page personal statement answering the questions “Why are you interested in participating in this mini-rotation?” and “If selected, what do you hope to get out of this experience?”
  2. Copy of your current resume or CV
  3. One letter of recommendation from a Genetic Counseling Program faculty member

You will receive notification that your application is received and complete. Please contact [email protected] if you do not receive this notification.

Nursing Trainees

HudsonAlpha, in collaboration with the UAH College of Nursing, provides education and training in genetics and genomics for nurses. Second year nursing students visit HudsonAlpha for a day of hands-on experiences and learning. In addition, HudsonAlpha genetic counselors provide lecture support and faculty training for the UAH College of Nursing to increase the genetics and genomics concepts taught throughout the curriculum. For more information, please contact [email protected]