College of Allied Health Professions

Happy DNA Day!

by Ali Rezek and Hannah Steber, Genetic Counseling Class of 2022 Today (April 25th), people around the United States will celebrate National DNA Day! Why do we celebrate DNA when we can’t see it? The goal of National DNA Day is to give us an opportunity to learn more about advances in genomics, or the study of all the DNA in humans, and how those… Continue Reading

World Down Syndrome Day – 3/21

By Rachel Horstmeyer and Angela Vito | Genetic Counseling students Many of us have heard of Down syndrome before or met an individual with this condition, but if you were asked to explain Down syndrome to a colleague, would you know what to say? World Down Syndrome Day is quickly approaching on March 21st, so now is the perfect time to learn more! Down syndrome… Continue Reading

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

by Rose Bishop and Ashlynn Larsen, UNMC genetic counseling students According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that 151,030 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year in the United States. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer; 1 in 23 men and 1 and 25 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their lifetime. March is National Colorectal Cancer… Continue Reading