PUBLIC HEALTH GENOMICS GENETIC COUNSELING STUDENT VIRTUAL ROTATION ACTIVITIES
Internship is unpaid and can be for course credit or work experience.
- Development of program materials (research, draft, finalize, and update) for diverse audiences and purposes. For example:
- Newborn screening (NBS) disorder family fact sheets
- NBS disorder fact sheets for primary care and other health professionals
- Guidance “tip sheets” for NBS Section Office Specialists and other staff
- Update NBS CCHD algorithm and supporting resources
- Draft promotional social media messages to support NBS and genomic objectives (e.g., NBS Awareness Month)
- Assist with the implementation of NBS for disorders added to the IDPH NBS panel
- Workgroups, fact sheets, website updates, etc.
- Development, revision, and presentation of educational offerings for diverse audiences. For example:
- NBS CCHD training and technical assistance in the rollout of algorithm revision and reporting requirements
- Small bite professional development sessions for NBS staff
- Updates for the Universal Newborn Screening Advisory Committee (UNSAC)
- Communication, networking, and outreach:
- Attend section and division meetings as requested
- Attend staff, partner, and stakeholder meetings and webinars at the national, state, and local level as opportunities arise
- Attend weekly NW GC Journal Club (and other mandatory activities)
- Develop and support program activities and outreach (e.g., IL State Genomics
- Plan (ISGP); Reach Out and Read (IL AAP))
- NBS Lab interaction through standing and ad hoc meetings and other communications (email, Teams).
- Enrolled in Northwestern University (Feinberg School of Medicine) - Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling.
- Remote position.
- 10-30 hours per week.
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