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Hampel Elected President Of Genetic Counseling Board


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Heather Hampel (43035), clinical associate director of the Division of Human Genetics at The Ohio State University Medical Center, has been elected president of the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

Hampel provides genetic counseling for patients regarding hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes, including hereditary breast-ovarian cancer syndrome, Lynch syndrome (a hereditary predisposition to colorectal and endometrial cancers) and familial adenomatous polyposis. Hampel, who is a cancer genetic counselor at Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, also coordinates research studies to identify novel cancer susceptibility genes.

The American Board of Genetic Counseling is the credentialing organization for the genetic counseling profession in North America, providing certification and recertification of qualified professionals. In addition, it is responsible for the accreditation of graduate programs in genetic counseling. Hampel is also a member the National Society of Genetic Counselors, the American Society of Human Genetics and the Ohio Cancer Genetics Network. She represents The James on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment Panel.

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