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Executive Faculty

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Carrie Couyoumjian, M.S.

Genetic Counselor

Carrie earned her Masters Degree in Genetic Counseling from Indiana University in 2003. She received her undergraduate degree in biology and a minor in Spanish from Wayne State University. Carrie has been counseling at the University of Michigan since 2003. Her clinical interests include ultrasound imaging and the prenatal diagnosis of genetic syndromes, as well as the cultural differences in patients' response to genetic counseling. Carrie co-teaches in Reproductive Genetics and supervises students in the Perinatal Assessment Center.

(734) 647-8237
Catherine (Katy) Keegan, M.D., Ph.D.,

Medical Director

Dr. Keegan obtained her M.D. degree and completed her genetics fellowship at the University of Michigan. Dr. Keegan is certified in pediatrics and clinical genetics. Her research interests include the role of telomere maintenance during development, the mechanisms by which telomere dysfunction causes distinct phenotypes in mice and humans, and the mechanisms that lead to birth defects affecting caudal structures in humans. Dr. Keegan teaches in multiple classes taken by our students and supervises students during clinical rotations.

(734) 647-7399
Monica Marvin, M.S.

Associate Program Director

Monica obtained her Master’s Degree in genetic counseling from the University of Michigan in 1994. Prior to returning to the University of Michigan in 2005, she worked in a variety of clinical settings including prenatal, pediatrics, and adult genetics at New Jersey Medical School and Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Monica coordinates clinical rotations, teaches classes, supervises students, mentors student research projects, and is involved in curriculum development. She is a past President of the Michigan Association of Genetic Counselors and was the 2014 chair of the NSGC Payer Subcommittee. Monica was the 2014 recipient of the NSGC Strategic Leader Award.

(734) 764-0579
Jane Schuette, M.S.

Clinical Instructor

Jane graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1980 and worked at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Long Island Jewish Hospital in the New York area before joining the University of Michigan faculty in 1991. Jane is a co-editor of the first and second editions of A Guide to Genetic Counseling, the first textbook on the principles and practice of genetic counseling. Jane teaches Interdisciplinary Care, mentors case conference and supervises students during clinical rotations.

(734) 763-2532
Wendy Uhlmann, M.S.

Associate Professor

Wendy R. Uhlmann, MS, CGC is the Genetic Counselor / Clinic Coordinator of the Medical Genetics Clinic at the University of Michigan. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Human Genetics and an executive faculty member of the genetic counseling training program. Since 2007, she has served as a clinician and member of the REVEAL research study (Risk Evaluation and Education for Alzheimer’s Disease). Wendy Uhlmann is a Past President of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Genetic Alliance and as NSGC’s liaison to the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research. Currently she serves on the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), Medical Genetics Working Group. She co-edited the book “A Guide to Genetic Counseling,” which is used internationally in genetic counseling graduate programs. Wendy Uhlmann was the recipient of NSGC’s Regional Leadership Award in 1996, the Outstanding Volunteer Award in 2009 and the Natalie Weissberger Paul Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

(734) 763-2933
Beverly M. Yashar, M.S., Ph.D.

Program Director

Dr. Yashar obtained her PhD in genetics from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and her MS in genetic counseling from the University of Michigan. She has worked in a wide variety of genetics settings including basic research labs, clinical genetics clinics and a family studies core. Her research interests include the applications and implications of genomic discoveries to the practice of genetic counseling and genomic medicine. She is involved in curriculum development, teaches multiple classes and seminars, oversees student supervision during clinical rotations and directs the research program. Beverly is co-editor of the 2nd edition of A Guide to Genetic Counseling, has served as President of the American Board of Genetic Counseling and was elected to the University of Michigan League of Educational Excellence in 2013.

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