Wendy Kohlmann, MS, CGC
Wendy Kohlmann is a board-certified genetic counselor with a master’s degree in genetic counseling from the University of Cincinnati and a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Wisconsin. She has worked as a genetic counselor at the University of Texas-M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in Ann Arbor. She began working at Huntsman Cancer Institute as a research associate in 2006. Wendy Kohlmann’s research interests include the inherited basis of melanoma and pancreatic cancer, psychosocial and behavioral outcomes of genetic counseling, and issues for children and adolescents with hereditary cancer syndromes.
Kory Jasperson, MS, CGC
Kory Jasperson is a board-certified genetic counselor with a master’s degree in genetic counseling from California State University Northridge and a bachelor’s degree in genetics from University of California Davis. His postgraduate training included cancer genetics research and clinical cancer risk assessment through a fellowship at the City of Hope National Medical Center in California. Mr. Jasperson has worked as a licensed genetic counselor at Huntsman Cancer Institute since 2006. He is a member the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Colorectal Cancer Screening panel and continues to be active in cancer genetics research.
Amanda Gammon, MS, CGC
Amanda Gammon is a board-certified genetic counselor with a master’s degree in genetic counseling from University of Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Center. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology and English literature. While completing her education, Amanda worked at Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers. She began working at Huntsman Cancer Institute in July 2007. She provides genetic counseling to patients in the Family Cancer Assessment Clinic and the research-oriented High Risk Breast Cancer Clinic. She also provides counseling for two National Institutes of Health-funded studies. For one study, she discusses familial colorectal cancer risk with individuals by telephone in rural Utah and Idaho to assess effectiveness of telephone intervention versus written risk information in encouraging individuals to pursue colonoscopy. In the other, she provides hereditary breast and ovarian cancer counseling to women in rural Utah both by phone and in-person to assess equivalency. Her main research interests include hereditary breast cancer and provision of genetic counseling through alternative modes for individuals with limited access to genetic counseling centers.
Deepika Nathan, MS, CGC
Deepika Nathan is a cancer genetic counselor with a master's degree in genetic counseling from Northwestern University, Chicago and a bachelor's degree in genetic engineering from SRM University, India. She completed a postgraduate diploma in psychological counseling from IPMS, India and has also worked extensively with a class of seven autistic children. During her graduate training she rotated at the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Chicago. Ms. Nathan's master's thesis was titled "Availability of termination of pregnancy for fetal anomalies in the United States." Ms. Nathan has been a genetic counselor at Huntsman Cancer Institute since 2011 and her primary area of interest is in the field of pediatric oncology and the psychosocial aspects of childhood cancer and survivorship including illness communication, coping, and adjustment. She has been an active member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors since 2009 and the Cancer Special Interest Group.
Marjan Champine, MS, CGC
Marjan Champine is a board-certified genetic counselor with a master's degree in genetic counseling from Brandeis University and a bachelor's degree in psychobiology and Spanish from the University of California – Los Angeles. During her training, she completed a fellowship at Yale Cancer Center in New Haven, CT that included extensive work in cancer risk assessment and counseling. She later worked as a genetic counselor in southern California for two years before joining Huntsman Cancer Institute as a licensed genetic counselor in 2011. Ms. Champine is also a program faculty member of the University of Utah's graduate program in genetic counseling, where she provides training to graduate students through both clinical supervision and coursework. Her research interests include addressing the needs of high-risk families within the Hispanic population and understanding the various perspectives of genetics and genetic testing based on patients' cultural and spiritual values.
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