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Janice Berliner, MS, CGC

Program Director, MS in Genetic Counseling; Assistant Professor, Genetic Counseling

BS, Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey; MS, University of Michigan

Janice was a clinical genetic counselor for more than twenty-nine years, having earned her MS in Human Genetics/Genetic Counseling from the University of Michigan and earning board certification in 1993. She has served on the boards of directors of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) and the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC), and chaired the 2008 NSGC Annual Education Conference. Janice is also the 12th recipient of the Diane Baker Alumni Award, given by the University of Michigan Genetic Counseling program.

Throughout her career, Janice has had the opportunity to be part of the hands-on training of a sizable number of genetic counseling graduate students, has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the NSGC quarterly newsletter, on the editorial board of the Journal of Genetic Counseling, and several committees of the NSGC and AGCPD (Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors). She has written several book chapters, published a number of scholarly articles, and edited a book entitled Ethical Dilemmas in Genetics and Genetic Counseling: Principles through Case Scenarios (Berliner, 2014). She has published her first novel, Brooke’s Promise, a work of fiction with a genetics theme. Her second novel is in the works.

Please visit the MS in Genetic Counseling program page to learn about the curriculum, program options, and more!