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2001 Polaris Pkwy
Columbus, OH 43240

Phone: (614) 293-9713

Email: allain.4@osu.edu

 

Current OSU Appointment

Assistant Professor-Clinical, Human Genetics

 

Academic Advising

2012 - present Theodora Jackson Case Western Reserve University. An Assessment of the Health, Social, and Daily Living Skills of Adults with Down Syndrome.
2008 - 2009 Kate Zebatto Midwestern University. Graduated 2009. Utilization of Genetic Resources by Family Practice PAs: A Research Project
2009 - 2010 Amy Garrison Sarah Lawrence College. Graduated 2010. Consumer Knowledge and Attitudes: Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) and Genetic Discrimination
 

Certifications

2013 - present Licensed Genetic Counselor: State Medical Board of Ohio
1996 - 2006 Certified Genetic Counselor: American Board of Genetic Counseling
2006 - 2016 Certified Genetic Counselor: American Board of Genetic Counseling
 

Chapters in Books

Ms Dawn Allain. "Genetic Counseling and Testing for Breast Cancer." In Cancer of the Breast. 5 ed. Edited by William Donegan. 249-268. St. Louis, MO, US|USA: Saunders, January 2002.

 

Conferences

Bennett,R,L; Allain,D; Baker,D; Callanan,N; Leroy,B; Walker,A,P. "Genetic counselor training programs in the United States, capacities and needs: a report of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC).." In GENETICS IN MEDICINE. (July 2004). 261-261.

Rhead,W,J; White,A; Allain,D; Lindh,H; Hanson,K; Van Calcar,S; Wolff,J. "Very-long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (VLCAD), 2-methylbutyryl-AD (2-MBAD), short chain-AD (SCAD), and 3-methylerotonyl CoA carboxylase (3-MCC) deficiencies: newborn screening detects clinically benign or very mild cases.." In MOLECULAR GENETICS AND METABOLISM. (March 2004). 186-186.

Allain,Dawn,C. "Genetic counseling and testing for common hereditary breast cancer syndromes - A paper from the 2007 William Beaumont Hospital symposium on molecular pathology." In JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS. (September 2008). 383-395.

 

Degrees

1989 B.S., University of New Hampshire

1993 M.S., Northwestern University

 

Editorial Activities

1999 - present Journal of Genetic Counseling
2004 - present Obstetrics and Gynecology
2008 - present Genetics In Medicine
 

Honors

2008 - present Strategic Leader Award. National Society of Genetic Counselors.
 

Journal Articles

Fagerberg,W,R; Allain,D. "A QUANTITATIVE STUDY OF TISSUE DYNAMICS DURING CLOSURE IN THE TRAPS OF VENUS FLYTRAP DIONAEA-MUSCIPULA ELLIS." AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY. Vol. 78, no. 5. (May 1991.): 647-657.

Allain D, Niendorf KB, Leopold B. "Opportunity Knocks." Perspectives in Genetic Counseling. Vol. 3, no. 23. (January 2001.): 3-3.

Allain, D.. "Genetic Counseling and Testing for Hereditary Breast and Colorectal Cancer Syndromes: An Overview." Contemporary Oncology. Vol. 1, no. 18. (January 2003.): -.

Allain,Dawn,C. "Presidential address 2003: NSGC living life forward.." Journal of genetic counseling. Vol. 13, no. 1. (February 2004.): 1-7.

Allain D.. "Hereditary Cancer Syndromes: Nurses can enhance identification of at-risk clients and influence medical outcomes." Advance for Nurses. Vol. 4, no. 7. (January 2004.): 22-23.

Allain D, Sweet K, and Agnese D.. "Management options after prophylactic surgeries in women with BRCA mutations: a review." Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center. Vol. 14, no. 4. (January 2007.): 330-337.

Allain,Dawn,C. "Genetic counseling and testing for common hereditary breast cancer syndromes - A paper from the 2007 William Beaumont Hospital symposium on molecular pathology." JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS. Vol. 10, no. 5. (September 2008.): 383-395.

Dworkin, AM, Tseng SY, Allain DC, Iwenfofu OH, Peters SB, Toland AE.. "Merkel cell polyomavirus in cutanous squamous cell carcinoma of immunocompetent individuals.." Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Vol. 12, no. 129. (December 2009.): 2868-2874.

Dworkin,Amy,M; Ridd,Katie; Bautista,Dianne; Allain,Dawn,C; Iwenofu,O,Hans; Roy,Ritu; Bastian,Boris,C; Toland,Amanda,Ewart. "Germline Variation Controls the Architecture of Somatic Alterations in Tumors." PLOS GENETICS. Vol. 6, no. 9. (September 2010.): e1001136-.

Allain D, Baker M, Blazer K, Cohen S, Copeland K, Djurdjinovic L, Faucett A, Lambert N, Manley S, Nagy R, Nazareth S, Rosenthal E, Solomon C, Trepanier A.. "Evolving Models of Cancer Risk Counseling." Perspectives in Genetic Counseling. Vol. 1, no. 32. (January 2010.): 13-16.

Stuenkel AJ, Campion M, Allain D, Hampel H. "Transition to the Clinical Doctorate: Attitudes of the Genetic Counseling Training Program Directors in North America." Journal of Genetic Counseling. Vol. 1, no. 21. (September 2011.): 136-149.

Allain,Dawn,C; Friedman,Sue; Senter,Leigha. "Consumer awareness and attitudes about insurance discrimination post enactment of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act." FAMILIAL CANCER. Vol. 11, no. 4. (December 2012.): 637-644.

 

Reference Works

January 2011 Trepanier AM, Allain D, Cohen SA."Does the Use of Alternative Delivery Models Enhance Access to Services?" . : 770
January 2011 Stuenkel, A, Campion M, Allain D, Hampel H."Transition to the Clinical Doctorate: Attitudes of the Genetic Counseling Training Program Directors" . : 713

Presentations

"Roundtable Discussion on Professional Organizations Efforts in Genetic Education and Training." Presented at Secretary's Advsiory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society (SACGHS), Washington, DC. (June 2004)

"Genetic Teting for Jewish Genetic Diseases: What Should You Know?." Presented at Agudas Achim Synagogue Adult Seminars, . (December 2006)

"Genetic Counseling and Testing for Breast Cancer." Presented at William Beaumont Hospital Symposium on Molecular Pathology, Troy, MI. (September 2006)

"Balancing Work and Life." Presented at National Society of Genetic Counselors Short Course, Kansas City, KS. (October 2007)

"Hereditary Cancer Syndromes." Presented at Logan Cancer Support Group, Logan, OH. (March 2008)

"Ethical Issues in Genetic Counseling." Presented at Alpha Epsilon Delta Ethics Symposium, Columbus, OH. (April 2008)

"Incorporating Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) into Genetic Risk Assessment: Current Practices, Challenges, and Future Directions." Presented at National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA. (October 2008)

"Ohio Licensure Update." Presented at Ohio State Genetic Counselors Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH. (September 2008)

"Lunch with a Professional." Presented at Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Seminar, Granville, OH. (May 2009)

"Copy Number Variant Genomics Clinic at The Ohio State University Medical Center." Presented at 4th National Conference on Genomics and Public Health, Bethesda, MD. (October 2010)

"Transitioning to the Clinical Doctorate: Attitudes of the Genetic Cousneling Training Program Directors." Presented at Celebration of Educational Scholarship Conference, Columbus, OH. (January 2010)

"Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndromes and Prevention." Presented at Colorectal Conference for Survivors and Caregivers, Columbus, OH. (April 2010)

"Has Genomic Technology Changed the Ethical Landscape in the Provision of Genetic Services?." Presented at Alpha Epsilon Delta Ethics Seminar, Columubus, OH. (April 2010)

"Assessing the Use of Various Service Delivery Models in Cancer Genetics." Presented at American College of Medical Genetics Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, Vancouver, BC, CA|CAN. (March 2011)

"Does the Use of Alternative Service Delivery Models Enhance Access to Service?." Presented at National Society of Genetic Counselors 30th Annual Education Conference, San Diego, CA. (October 2011)

"Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act." Presented at Beyond Risk Annual Conference, Columbus, OH. (April 2011)

"Lunch with a Professional." Presented at Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Seminar, Granville, OH. (May 2011)

 

Professional Activities

2008 - present Annual Education Conference. National Society of Genetic Counselors. Los Angeles, CA.
2011 - present Fabry Patient Advocacy Meeting. The Ohio State University Medical Center. Columbus, OH.
2011 - present Adult Down Syndrome Conference. Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio. Columbus, OH.
2007 Annual Education Conference. National Society of Genetic Counselors. Kansas City, MO.
2007 - 2008 Mentor to undergraduate Amber 'Souza. The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH.
2008 NSGC Online Short Course. National Society of Genetic Counselors. Chicago, IL.
2008 Cardiovascular Short Course. National Society of Genetic Counselors. Los Angeles, OH.
2008 Annual Education Conference. National Society of Genetic Counselors. Los Angeles, CA.
2008 - 2009 Mentor for undergraduate student Kristen Couto. The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH.
2008 - 2009 Cancer Genetics In Your Practice Conference. Ohio Department of Public Health Cancer Genetics Network.
2009 Genetic Counseling Advisory Group. Myriad Genetics. Salt Lake City, UT.
2010 National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Meeting. National Society of Genetic Counselors. Dallas, TX.
2009 - 2011 Mentor for Undergraduate Student Amanda Welch. The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH.
2011 The 12th International Meeting on Psychosocial Aspects of Hereditary Cancer. IMPAHC.