July 2007: Last posted update of program information supplied by institution.
If applicable, accreditation has been confirmed as of July 2007.
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Department of Human Genetics
Degree granted: M.S. in Genetic Counseling or Human Genetics, M.P.H. in Public Health Genetics, Ph.D. in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling, M.D./Ph.D. in Medicine/Human Genetics in Public Health Genetics, MS/MPH in Dual Degree: MS Genetic Counseling/MPH Public Health Genetics
Training available: Masters, Doctoral, M.D. Postdoctoral, Ph.D. Postdoctoral, M.D./Ph.D. ; MS/MPH, M.P.H.
Current enrollment: 25 Masters, 15 Doctoral, 2 M.D. Postdoctoral, 8 Ph.D. Postdoctoral, 3 M.D./Ph.D. Postdoctoral, 2 MS/MPH, 4 MPH
Number of graduates in last 2 years: 44 Masters, 23 Doctoral, 1 M.D. Postdoctoral, 6 Ph.D. Postdoctoral, 2 M.D./Ph.D. Postdoctoral, 2 MS/MPH Genetic Counseling/Public Health Genetics, 4 MPH
Faculty status: 19 M.S., 37 Ph.D., 6 M.D., 7 M.D./Ph.D.
Areas of concentration: anthropological genetics, behavioral genetics, biochemical genetics, clinical genetics, cytogenetic technology, cytogenetics, developmental genetics, dysmorphology, epidemiology, gene mapping, genetic counseling, molecular genetics, oncological genetics, population genetics, prenatal diagnosis, somatic cell genetics, Public Health Genetics
Clinical training fellowships: clinical genetics, genetic counseling, clinical molecular genetics, clinical cytogenetics, clinical biochemical genetics
ABMG accreditation: clinical cytogenetics
clinical biochemical genetics
clinical molecular genetics
molecular genetic pathology
ACGME accreditation: Clinical genetics
ABGC accreditation: Full status
Financial support: Graduate assistantships (limited), clinical genetics fellowships
Application deadline: M.S. in Genetic Counseling, dual degree MS/MPH; MPH in Public Health Genetics: February 1; Ph.D. in Human Genetics: July 1; Postdoctoral: open; Residency in Clinical Genetics: rolling
Contact: W. Allen Hogge, M.D., Chair and Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Professor of Human Genetics,, Magee-Womens Hospital, Center for Medical Genetics, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, Tel: (412) 641-4212, Fax: (412) 641-1133, E-mail: whogge@mail.magee.edu

Elizabeth Gettig, M.S. and Robin E. Grubs, PhD, Co-Directors, Genetic Counseling Program, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Human Genetics, Graduate School of Public Health, 130 DeSoto St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15261, Tel: (412) 624-3018, Fax: (412) 624-3020, E-mail: betsy.gettig@hgen.pitt.edu

Web homepage: http://www.hgen.pitt.edu
The Department of Human Genetics in the Graduate School of Public Health has 22 primary and 38 joint and adjunct faculty holding appointments in the Departments of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Environmental and Occupational Health, Pathology, and History and Philosophy of Science. The Program offers didactic courses and seminars in all areas of human genetics, and basic science and clinical courses are readily available through the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. The program leads to the Ph.D., M.P.H. or M.S. degree and provides pre- and postdoctoral research and training in genome research, gene therapy, and ecogenetics, in addition to areas cited above. Interdisciplinary research involving faculty members from other basic science and clinical departments and specialized centers (Diabetes Research Center, Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, etc.) is encouraged.
The clinical fellowship and the genetic counseling internship involve rotations through the Department of Genetics, Magee-Womens Hospital; the Department of Medical Genetics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh; the Cancer Genetics Program - a joint effort of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and Magee-Womens Hospital; the genetic services of the Univerisity of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a number of specialty clinics (i.e., Cleft Palate Center, Huntington Disease).