Emily Edelman

Hartwick’s O’Connor Chair Lecture to Feature Emily Edelman

February 27, 2014

The Hartwick College Department of Nursing will soon host Emily Edelman, MS, CGC Associate Director, Clinical & Continuing Education, The Jackson Laboratory, as she presents on the topics of genetics and genomics. The event will take place from March 19-20, 2014, and will serve as the spring 2014 installment of the Lindsay and Olive B. O'Connor Chair of Nursing Lecture Series.

Edelman is a board-certified genetic counselor whose work focuses on genetics education for health professionals. At the Jackson Laboratory, she collaborates with healthcare providers to incorporate genetics and genomics into clinical practice through diverse education programs.

Previously, at the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG), Edelman directed the development of targeted education programs and clinical tools in genetics for healthcare providers, including initiatives in family health history, neurology, and cancer. Prior to joining NCHPEG, Edelman was a genetic counselor at the Genomic Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic, where she held roles in cancer genetic counseling, cancer research, family health history and personalized medicine initiatives.

The public is invited to join the free evening lecture on Wednesday evening, and nurses and nurse educators are invited to join the workshop on Thursday morning. Nurses and nurse educators are asked to RSVP for the workshop via the additional event details and contact information listed below:

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Lecture: "Genetics, Genomics, and You"
7:30 - 9 p.m.
Anderson Center for the Arts Theatre, Hartwick College
Free and Open to the Public
1.5 Contact Hours

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Morning Workshop: "Genetic & Genomic Education for Clinicians"          
9 a.m.  to noon
Chesboro Room, Dewar Union, Hartwick College
For Practicing Nurses and Nurse Educators, only
3.0 Contact Hours

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Afternoon Workshop: "Genomic Risk Assessment"  
1 - 4 p.m.
Slade Theater, Yager Hall, Hartwick College
For Sophomore, Junior and Senior Nursing Students at Hartwick College only
3.0 Contact Hours

To RSVP for the workshop scheduled for the morning of March 20, or for more information regarding the event or credit for contact hours, contact Donna Decker, coordinator for nursing opportunities, at 607-431-4790 or

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Contact: Valerie Capullo
Phone: 607-431-4031