Giving to Human Genetics
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Leading the Way in Genetics and Genetics Counseling

Our faculty and students are pursuing some of the most challenging genetic questions facing medicine today. Projects here are propelling knowledge of autism, birth defects, cancer, and so much more. We are helping physicians and patients better understand genetic risk factors and how to personalize care.

 Your gift can play a vital role in accelerating progress, supporting: 

  • New research projects on complex diseases
  • The application of new technology and big data tools to genetics questions
  • Scholarships and training opportunities for genetic scientists and counselors

Our Department of Human Genetics was established in 1956 and is recognized as the first dedicated human genetics department in the United States. Help us continue to build on these pioneering roots and remain at the forefront of the field, transforming medicine for the benefit of all.

Giving Opportunities
Graduate Student Education
This expendable fund provides support to graduate students pursuing Ph.D.s within the Department of Human Genetics. An investment in the education of these talented students helps cultivate the careers of scientists of the future.
Help students reach their potential
George J. and Lucia F. Brewer Scholarship Fund
The Department of Human Genetics offers this award, made possible by Dr. George and Mrs. Lucia Brewer, to an M.D./Ph.D. student conducting research in human genetics. Your gift honors Dr. Brewer's work in developing treatment for rare diseases.
Support tomorrow's leading geneticists
Carole McTague Genetic Counseling Student Enrichment Fund
In memory of Carole McTague, a distinguished graduate of the Genetic Counseling Program, this fund in the Department of Human Genetics supports student participation in national and regional meetings, genetic field clinics, and guest lectures.
Enhance student learning
Human Genetics Annual Fund
Gifts to this fund play a vital role in supporting cutting-edge research, scholarships, internships, educational events, and new initiatives. Distributed at the discretion of leadership, your contribution will advance the work of our faculty, and patient
Advance Genetics Research and Training
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We would be pleased to discuss your interests and goals — and the impact your gift can have. We can connect you with faculty and staff, identify where your help is most needed, and share how giving can provide personal satisfaction as well as financial and tax benefits.

user Melissa Lynch
Associate Director of Development