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New Clinical Genetics Service, Clinical Genomics Unit

17th Nov 16

New Clinical Genetics Service, Clinical Genomics Unit, at St. Vincent’s Hospital opened its door in October 2016

The St Vincent’s Clinical Genomics Unit, which has been established by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and St Vincent’s Hospital, was officially opened by the Hon. Pru Goward MP, NSW Minister for Medical Research, on the 26th October 2016.

The Clinical Genomics Team was honoured to have had the collegial support at the opening from their Genetics colleagues and the physicians at St Vincent’s Hospital, as well as representatives from the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics, the Genome.One, the Centre for Genetics Education, and the NSW State representatives from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

The development of the Unit was based on the vision of providing a highly integrated, clinical-laboratory interface, with an aim to provide a timely, patient-focused, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary genomic service to adult patients with genetic disorders and rare diseases.

The team at the Unit looks forward to collaborating with the Genetics as well as the wider Medical communities on many levels, including sharing of knowledge, research, and genomics education, in pushing the forefront for genomic medicine to be translated and integrated into the mainstream of Australian health care.

Meet the friendly CGU team (from left to right): Sobia Dean (administrative officer), Tatiane Yanes (Assoc. Genetic Counsellor), Kathy Wu (Clinical Geneticist & Clinical Lead), Sophie Devery (Assoc. Genetic Counsellor), Mary-Anne Young (Honorary Senior Genetic Counsellor). Absent: Tony Roscioli (Honorary Clinical Geneticist)