JScreen.org saves lives – Give a Spit and get Genetic and Cancer Screenings!
Karen Grinzaid, Assistant Professor of Human Genetics and Executive Director of JScreen, a national online genetic disease screening program based out of Emory University School of Medicine joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Technology Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Karen Grinzaid discuss the following:
What is JScreen exactly? How did the service come to be called JScreen?
How did it start – tell us about the couple that came to you in Atlanta and their story about their child and the inspiration behind JScreen?
How does it work for people who want to get Screened?
How does the testing work with your own doctors?
Who helps you understand the results – is there a doctor or Genetic Counselor who talks to you about the screening?
How long from when you order the tests until you receive results?
How many tests can you get at one time? What are the costs?
Since you are a non-profit – can people or groups donate to your organization and how to do so?
Karen Grinzaid is Assistant Professor of Human Genetics and Executive Director of JScreen, a national online genetic disease screening program based out of Emory University School of Medicine. She has extensive experience in genetic counseling and testing, clinical care and clinical research. Karen is proud of JScreen’s success in helping couples across the U.S. have healthy babies and in giving people the information they need to help prevent the devastating effects of hereditary cancer.
Karen received her B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and her M.S. in Human Genetics from Sarah Lawrence College. She is certified in Genetic Counseling by the American Board of Medical Genetics/American Board of Genetic Counseling and as a Clinical Research Coordinator through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.
JScreen is a national non-profit public health initiative dedicated to preventing genetic diseases and hereditary cancer. Headquartered in Atlanta at Emory University School of Medicine, the JScreen initiative provides convenient at-home access to cutting-edge genetic testing technology, patient education and genetic counseling services. JScreen believes the combination of education, access to premier genetic screening technologies and personalized, confidential support are the keys to preventing devastating diseases.
Although both JScreen and direct to consumer DTC companies allow participants to screen at home. JScreen’s program is led by medical professionals at an academic medical center and provides medical grade testing that is used in doctor’s offices, as well as specialized genetic counseling via tele-health.