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Special Lectures

USC School of Medicine, Arnold School of Public Health and College of Arts & Sciences hosts annual lectures and learning opportunities that complement genetic counselor education. We take advantage of interprofessional education throughout our university and among regional genetic centers. 


Amelia Craver

Amelia Craver Special Lecture

Thanks to the leadership and generosity of Amelia Craver, Genetic Counseling Class of 1988, the UofSC Genetic Counseling Program has developed an Endowment to benefit the education of genetic counselors. In 2013, Amelia contributed $25,000 to match dollar-for-dollar donations received from alumni and friends of the Genetic Counseling Program and donations from local, statewide and national organizations. Her Challenge Grant stimulated over $75,000 in contributions and created the official Genetic Counseling Endowment.  Today, the Endowment has reached over half a million dollars, a permanent investment into the future of genetic counseling. With this milestone reached, genetic counseling graduate students have  benefited from the interest income that directly impacts their educational experience.

Amelia Craver, MS, CGC has continued to support Endowment development. As a tribute to her vision for the future, the Program sponsors the Amelia Craver Special Lecture in Genetic Counseling. Each year, our students, faculty and friends of the UofSC Genetic Counseling Program benefit from a special speaker to broaden our perspectives on genetic counseling. 

MaryAnn Campion

MaryAnn Campion, EdD, MS, CGC

Striving to Love What We Do and Who We Are: Lessons on Vitality and Inclusion for Genetic Counselors 

MaryAnn Campion received an M.S. in Genetic Counseling from the University of South Carolina and a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy from Boston University. She is the director of the Master’s Program in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling at Stanford University. She is passionate about DEI efforts, hard conversations and genetic counselor professional development. She is sustained by chocolate, sunsets and hope.  

Genomics: Establishing a New Technologic Convergence in Medicine. It's Almost Here - Ready? 

Anthony Gregg, MD, MBA, FACOG, FACMG, Baylor University Medical Center

Genetic or Genomic Counseling? The Opportunities and Challenges of Empowering Patients in the Era of Genome Sequencing

Yvonne Bombard, PhD, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital

The Yin and Yang of Cancer Genetics
1) Pediatric Cancer Predisposition in the Genomics Era
2) Biallelic Mismatch Repair Deficiency Syndrome: Exploiting Hypermutations to Save Lives

Uri Tabori, MD, University of Toronto Hospital for Sick Children

Cell Free DNA Technology in Real Time Tumor Genomics

Rebecca J. Nagy, MS, CGC, Guardant Health

A Transnational Perspective: From Carrier Screening to PGD in Israel

Michal Sagi, PhD, Haddasah University Medical Center Jerusalem

Greenwood Genetics

SC Genetics Conclave

South Carolina has enjoyed over 30 years of collaboration among the regional genetic centers serving patients throughout our state. The states genetic professionals come together on a regular basis for collaboration and learning at the SC Genetics Conclave, hosted annually by the Greenwood Genetic Center

Learn more about the SC Genetics Conclave.


James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture

The James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture Series was created to honor Congressman James E. Clyburn for his support and partnership in reducing and eliminating health disparities. This prestigious lecture series is hosted by the Arnold School’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Department of Health Services Policy and Management, along with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Office of Health Equity and the USC Office of Civil Rights History and Research. 

Learn more about the James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture. 


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