Molecular Genetics Fellowship Accreditation

The following was published in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s UWSMPH Update  

BiochemicalGeneticsGraphic-4-BDRThe University of Wisconsin (UW) Department of Pediatrics, in partnership with the UW Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, has received accreditation by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) for an inter-institutional post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Molecular Genetics.

Under the technical direction of Jennifer Laffin, PhD, FACMG, director, UW Cytogenetic Services Laboratory, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, and assistant professor, SMPH Department of Pediatrics, the program highlights collaboration between the UW; PreventionGenetics, Inc., in Marshfield; and the Blood Center of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. It offers a comprehensive, post-doctoral training program in a wide range of molecular diagnostic techniques.

This fellowship program joins the UW’s ABMG fellowship programs in Clinical Genetics, Biochemical Genetics and Cytogenetics, under the direction of David Wargowski, MD, professor, Department of Pediatrics-Genetics and Metabolism. The new program is one of 38 clinical molecular genetics programs in the U.S. and makes the UW-Madison one of 27 institutions offering a full menu of clinical laboratory genetics specializations.