Nancy Steinberg Warren, MS, CGC, has joined the Bay Path faculty as the program director for the MS in Genetic Counseling, a hybrid program that will prepare graduates for careers in the burgeoning field of genetic counseling. As a profession, genetic counseling is the process of helping people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease.
"I am excited to help launch the Bay Path University genetic counseling graduate program,” Warren said. “By taking advantage of current instructional technology through hybrid course delivery, students from varied backgrounds will have maximum accessibility and flexibility to become genetic counselors in 21 months. Graduates will be poised to fill future clinical, research and laboratory based roles in the growing field of genetic counseling."
Warren comes to Bay Path with over 30 years of experience in genetic counseling. Her primary expertise has been in education and training of students, health care professionals and the public. She developed and directed the genetic counseling graduate program at the University of Cincinnati for two decades, and she was the interim director of the Long Island University Genetic Counseling Program in 2013. Warren was recognized with a faculty teaching award by the University of Cincinnati. She has also held many leadership roles in genetic counseling, including serving on the board of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) and the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
As the 2009 Jane Engelberg Memorial Fellow of the NSGC, Warren was privileged to enhance her professional development in cultural and linguistic competence and pedagogy. The final outcome of the fellowship was a web-based cultural and linguistic competence toolkit for the genetic counseling profession and an online case module series approved for continuing education, the Genetic Counseling Cultural Competence Toolkit, available at geneticcounselingtookit.com. In 2013, Warren was further recognized as a thought leader in this area as the first recipient of the first NSGC Cultural Competency Award.
Warren has authored and collaborated on numerous publications and creative works to promote genetics/genetic counseling education, such as an online educational module for speech language pathologists and audiologists, a collaborative project of NSGC, NCHPEG and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She holds a BS in Biology, State University of NY at Stony Brook, and MS in Human Genetics, Sarah Lawrence College.
The Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling granted Accredited New Program accreditation status to the Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program at Bay Path University effective November 9, 2016. Click here to learn more about our program. To attend our upcoming webinar, register here, or sign up here for an open house at our East Longmeadow facility.