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Dr. Hans Andersson Voted Best Doctor

Hans Andersson, MD, was featured in the August 2015 Doctor's Issue of the New Orleans Magazine.  He has been a Best Doctor in Pediatric Genetics,  Medical Genetics, and Pediatric Specialist - Metabolic Specialist every year since 1998.

Congratulations Dr. Andersson!

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Southern Pediatric Regional meeting in New Orleans February 26-28

Southern Pediatric Regional Meeting in New Orleans February 26-288

Adam Janssen, Tess Gadomski, Kelly Jensen, Sunnie Wong and Graeme Preston from the Morava and the Chen lab gave successful poster presentations at the meeting on disorders of glycosylation, cutis laxa, X- linked disorders with intellectual disability and autism

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Like us on Facebook! FB logoTulane Hayward Genetics Masters Program

We have started accepting students for the 2015-2016 year!  Click How to Apply to find out how you can join our 1-year Master's program.

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ASHG Conference: October 18-22, San Diego, CA




Tess Gadomski presented out preliminary results on the observational trial on galactose supplementation in PGM1-deficiency.

Observation trial with galactose therapy is still open! For more information, click here.




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Phelan-McDermid Syndrome UK & Ireland Family Day in London

About 45 families affected by Phelan-McDermid syndrome (PMS) met in London on Saturday, May 18th, 2013, to share experiences, talk to doctors and researchers, and promote awareness of the syndrome throughout Europe.  Phelan-McDermid syndrome is caused, in most cases, by a deletion of a distal segment on the long arm of chromosome 22 and is also known as deletion 22q13 syndrome.

While most of the families were from the United Kingdome, families from 8 other countries attended on a rainy, somewhat chilly day.  Dr. Katy Phelan, whose ground-breaking work set in motion the PMS Foundation, and Sue Lomas, the president of the PMS Foundation’s Board of Directors, attended from the United States.  

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       Families at the regional meeting in London                       Katy Phelan, Sue Lomas, and Alison Turner  with a
                                                                                                                             banner signed by the families
Currently over 900 families have been identified with the numbers increasing dramatically as changes in technology, such as microarray analysis, is more widely available.  As more deletions have been diagnosed, the range of deletion size as well as the phenotypic spectrum of the syndrome has expanded. In July, 2014, the Foundation will hold the 9th International PMSF Support Group Meeting and Research Conference in Orlando, FL. The conference continues the mission started by Dr. Phelan in 1998 to characterize the features of the syndrome, educate families and the medical community, and raise awareness among the general public and among health providers.

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EvaProf. Morava-Kozicz Awarded LA CaTS Grant To Develop New CDG Screening Test and Treatment

In collaboration with Prof. Michael Marble at Children's Hospital of New Orleans, Dr. Morava has been funded to develop screening at the Hayward Genetics Biochemical Genetics Lab for a new category of metabolic diseases involving abnormal glycosylated proteins. Dr. Morava-Kozicz will also evaluate the effectiveness of dietary galactose treatment on a subset of these patients. The Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center (LA CaTS) was established to develop inter-institute collaborations.

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Spring Seminar Series

For a list of upcoming seminar, click here.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

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Our 11 Master's students graduated on May 15th.

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Master's in Medical Genetics & Genomics

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Applications for the Fall 2015 year are now open!

To apply, click here.


Interested in our 1 Year Master's Program? The Hayward Genetics Center offers a 1 year, post-baccalaureate Master of Biomedical Science Degree with a concentration in Human Genetics. Read more...

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