"Healthcare Personalized for You: Understanding Genomics and Precision Medicine" is taught by two genetic counselors with a passion for genetics education.
Beth Balkite has a masters degree from the Graduate Program in Human Genetics, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY. She is a retired certified genetic counselor with over 30 years experience counseling individuals and families about the genetic contribution to disease, as well as educating healthcare professionals and the public in human genetics. She has studied genealogy for several years and now teaches genetic genealogy in both Duke University and NC State OLLI classes.
Rachel Mills has a masters degree in Genetic Counseling from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She is a certified genetic counselor who has been working in the field of genomics research for over eight years. Her work in Duke's Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine has focused on translation and implementation of genetic and genomic testing with an emphasis on pharmacogenomics and precision medicine.
This course will be offered on Tuesdays from 1:30pm - 3:00pm at the Judeo Reform Congregation located at 1933 West Cornwallis Road in Durham. Enroll through the Duke Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.