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Nancy Steinberg Warren writing on a whiteboard.Nancy Steinberg Warren, MS, CGC is a board certified genetic counselor with over 30 years of experience in the field. She earned a BS in Biology from SUNY Stony Brook and an MS in Human Genetics from Sarah Lawrence College. As a genetic counselor, she has held positions in the New York State and City of Cincinnati Health Departments, in the Children's Hospitals of Buffalo, Seattle and Cincinnati, and at the University of Cincinnati, which collectively result in broad experience in clinical practice, research, teaching, public health, and training program administration and accreditation.

As the first board certified genetic counselor to work in Cincinnati, she was instrumental in starting an accredited genetic counseling graduate program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and University of Cincinnati in the mid-1980’s, and she directed this program until 2010. As Program Director she was responsible for program design, teaching, research mentoring, budget, recruitment, student affairs, etc.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Warren has held numerous leadership positions in the field of genetic counseling for the National Society of Genetic Counselors, the American Board of Genetic Counseling, and the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors. She has also had on the ground experience in public health as Coordinator of the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) of the Cincinnati Health Department. Her experience in leading FIMR further illustrated the existence of health disparities and the important role of enhancing cultural competence of health care providers.

As the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Jane Engelberg Memorial Fellowship of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, Ms. Warren assumed national leadership for promoting cultural competence in genetic counseling. As an outcome of the Fellowship, she developed an online resource portal for the genetic counseling profession, the Genetic Counseling Cultural Competence Toolkit.

Ms. Warren continues to extend the applications of her experience and passions in genetic counseling and cultural competence by working independently on education and consulting projects. She regularly makes pro bono contributions to the profession. To acknowledge her significant contributions to the genetic counseling profession, Ms. Warren became the first recipient of the NSGC Cultural Competence Award, awarded at the 2013 Annual Education Conference in Anaheim, California.

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Counseling and Telegenetic Encounters, in Perspectives in Genetic Counseling, Q3 Issue 2019

NSGC’s Perspectives in Genetic Counseling, Q3 Issue 2013


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