Students, Faculty, And Clinical Educators
Student Excellence in Leadership Award
This award honors a students graduation from the Genetic Counseling Program who has been identified by peers as demonstrating outstanding leadership in the following ways:
- Fosters a collaborative environment both in and outside of the classroom
- Demonstrates supportive, responsive relationships with peers
- Leads, promotes, and engages in activities that improve the student experience
2023 – Laura Elizabeth Isser
2022 – Kaleigh Michelle Patton
2021 – Alyx M. Vogle
Student Excellence in Service Award
This award honors a student graduating from the Genetic Counseling Program who has been identified by peers as demonstrating an outstanding commitment to service in the following ways:
- Either active participation in IHP and/or outside service initiatives or piloting a new initiative that benefits the Program and the IHP,
- Makes significant contributions in their service work,
- Positively represents the genetic counseling profession and the IHP through their interactions with peers and community service organizations.
2023 – Kaycee Laura Carbone
2022 – Charlene Lorraine Preys
2021 – Joselyn Saenz Díaz
2021 – Gabriella G. Raffaele
Outstanding Faculty Award
2023 – Courtney Studwell
2022 – Erica Blouch
2021 – Gayun Chan-Smutko
This award honors a distinguished instructor who demonstrates excellence in teaching and supporting the education, growth, and development of GC students. They excel at presenting material in a highly effective manner, fostering an atmosphere of individual inquiry and team learning, welcoming discussion, creating an inclusive classroom environment, encouraging and implementing feedback, and inspiring students to apply and further their knowledge beyond the course.
Outstanding Supervisor Award
2023 – Sarah L. McElhinney
2022 – Jody Foster
2021 – Dillon Davis
This award honors a distinguished fieldwork supervisor who demonstrates excellence in supporting the education, growth, and development of GC students. They excel at creating a welcoming and inclusive environment conducive to learning, goal-setting, and augmenting skills, engaging in effective communication, demonstrating interprofessional teamwork, and fostering critical thinking.
Outstanding Capstone Committee Member Award
2023 – Carrie Blout Zawatsky
2022 – Eugene King Wong
2021 – Stephanie Hicks
This award honors a distinguished Capstone Committee member who demonstrates excellence in supporting the education, growth, and development of GC students. They excel at creating an environment conducive to the advancement of learning and inquiry in research, engaging in effective communication, providing concrete guidance, and fostering inclusive research practices and critical thinking.