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Education

 

The Division of Medical Genetics provides clinical genetic rotations for pediatric and obstetric residents and medical school electives for 3rd and 4th year students.  Additional didactic activities include pediatric noon conferences and lectures on a variety of genetic topics for medical students, residents and fellows. Division staff has mentored pediatric residents with their case conference presentations.  In addition the Division holds a weekly multidisciplinary genetic case conference and coordinates a monthly genetic maternal fetal medicine conference.  Division staff participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School basic science Cellular and Genetic Mechanisms course.  A genetic lecture series was developed for the neonatal fellowship program. The Division participates in a joint genetic fellowship program with the New Jersey Medical School.  Susan Sklower Brooks, MD is the site director. A multidisciplinary faculty including Hana Aviv, PhD and Amrit Sahotra, PhD from Pathology, Jay Tischfield, PhD from Pediatrics and Rutgers University Department of Genetics, and Deborah Toppmeyer, MD from the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.