Annese, Fran

Genetics Clinic Manager

Annese, Fran

Fran Annese is a South Carolina state licensed social worker who joined the Greenwood Genetic Center as the clinic coordinator after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in 1999. She coordinates genetic clinics in Greenwood. Fran is responsible for gathering information before clinic, making referrals during clinic, assisting with patient follow-up, and compiling and distributing information on various genetics topics.

Fran also participates in the coordination of clinical research studies. Fran is responsible for informing families of individuals with Rett Syndrome and Angelman Syndrome of the Rare Disease Clinical Research Network for New Therapies and New Diagnostics study, enlisting appropriate patients for research projects to be carried out by the consortium, and traveling to various locations across the country enrolling patients in the Rett Syndrome study. As clinic manager, she assists the director of clinical genetic services with the daily clinical operations of the Greenwood office. Fran's social work skills enable her to act as a starting point for families receiving new genetic diagnoses and to provide assistance to families in need.

Contact Information

Office (864) 941-8160
Fax (864) 941-8114
fran@ggc.org

Education

  • B.S., Sociology, Lander University, Greenwood, SC, 1999

  • M.S.W., University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 2005

  • L.M.S.W., South Carolina Social Work License, Columbia, SC 2005
Lucy's Story

Lucy's Story

When our daughter Lucy had a metabolic crisis at 7 days old, we were shocked and devastated to find out that she was born with a rare genetic disorder (MSUD). Her newborn screening results did not make it back in time to prevent the crisis, and no one at our local hospital was familiar with the disease. They did not know how to treat her. Calls were made to Greenwood Genetic Center to confirm her diagnosis...

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