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Genetic Counseling Program Director

Robin E. Grubs, MS, PhD, LCGC

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Robin E. Grubs, MS, PhD, LCGCDr. Grubs is Director of the Genetic Counseling Program. Her teaching interests are in genetic counseling and clinical genetics. She is responsible for the course work for the graduate program in Genetic Counseling and lectures in genetics courses taught in the Department of Human Genetics and the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. She serves as the Genetic Counseling Program coordinator for the clinical rotations sites at several hospitals located in the Pittsburgh area. Dr. Grubs is interested in the development of genetic educational programs for health care professionals and the general public.

Dr. Grubs' research interests include decision making related to genetic testing, the psychosocial aspects of living with genetic risk, and genetic counseling service delivery models. She has published on genetic counseling education, psychosocial effects of genetic testing, and the use of qualitative methods, particularly grounded theory, in genetic counseling research.

 

Genetic Counseling Program Assistant Director

Andrea L. Durst, MS, DrPH, LCGC

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Andrea Durst, MS, DrPH, LCGC

Dr. Durst is the Assistant Director of the Genetic Counseling Program. She joins the program with extensive experience in clinical cancer genetic counseling, management, and public health genetics. Dr. Durst's teaching interests are in genetic counseling and public health genetics. She provides support in Genetic Counseling Program development and is engaged in teaching, student research, and the coordination of student clinical rotations.

Dr. Durst’s research interests include public health genetics and cancer genetics. Specifically, she is interested in the state implementation of CDC Tier 1 Genomic Applications for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome, Lynch syndrome and Familial Hypercholesterolemia. She has worked with a number of stakeholders on public health genetics projects, including the Genetic Alliance, the CDC, the Kentucky Cancer Registry, and the Michigan Department of Community Health. 

 

Genetic Counseling Program Medical Director

Devereux N. Saller, Jr., MS, MD

Devereux N. Saller, Jr., MS, MDDr. Devereux N. Saller, Jr. is the Medical Director of the Genetic Counseling Program, having joined the faculty at The University of Pittsburgh in 2012 as a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. He is an active clinician with a strong interest in teaching. He is particularly interested in prenatal diagnosis and screening.

Following residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Saller completed fellowships in Maternal Fetal Medicine and Clinical Genetics at The University of Maryland. While at the University of Maryland he obtained a Master of Science degree in Human Genetics. Prior to joining the Faculty at The University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Saller has held faculty positions at Brown University, The University of Rochester, West Virginia University and The University of Virginia.

 

Genetic Counseling Program Advisory Board

The continued growth and development of the Genetic Counseling Program is guided by the rich expertise of our advisory board.

Bonnie LeRoy, MS, CGC
Genetic Counseling Chair of Advisory Board
Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology & Development
University of Minnesota Program Director
Michele Clemens, MS, LCGC
Board Certified Genetic Counselor
Magee-Womens Hospital Genetic Counseling
Clinical Supervisor
Kelly Donahue, MS, LCGC
Board Certified Genetic Counselor
Magee-Womens Hospital Genetic Counseling
Clinical Supervisor
Andrea Durst, MS, DrPH, LCGC (View Faculty Page)
Board Certified Genetic Counselor
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics
University of Pittsburgh
Assistant Director, Genetic Counseling Program
Eleanor Feingold, PhD (View Faculty Page)
Professor, Department of Human Genetics
Associate Dean of Education, Graduate School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh
Administration, Statistical and Computational Genetics
Emily Griffenkranz
Second Year Graduate Student
University of Pittsburgh Genetic Counseling Program
Robin Grubs, MS, PhD, LCGC (View Faculty Page)
Board Certified Genetic Counselor
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics
University of Pittsburgh
Director, Genetic Counseling Program
Elena Infante, MS, LCGC
Board Certified Genetic Counselor
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Genetic Counseling
Clinical Supervisor
Susan Lewis, MS, LCGC
Board Certified Genetic Counselor
Allegheny Health Network
Clinical Supervisor
Devereux Saller, MD
Board Certified Clinical Geneticist
Director of Clinical Genetic Services
Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Medical Director, Genetic Counseling Program
Dietrich Stephan, PhD (View Faculty Page)
Chairman, Department of Human Genetics
University of Pittsburgh
Administration, Personalized Genomic Medicine
Darcy Thull, MS, LCGC
Board Certified Genetic Counselor
University of Pittsburgh Genetic Counseling
Clinical Supervisor

 

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