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 Meagan Cochran at: [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 Meagan Cochran at: [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:

Mini-rotation: July 24-August 4, 2023
Applications due: February 17, 2023

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:

  1. Complete the online application here (including uploading a current resume/CV and a personal statement).
  2. Ensure your Program Director or other program representative completes our online Acknowledgment Form here.

Both forms are required in order for applications to be considered complete. Applications are due February 18, 2023 by 5:00 pm CST.

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 Meagan Cochran at [email protected].