Speaker's Bureau

Speaker's Bureau

GGC’s Division of Education is pleased to provide guest speakers to visit your classroom (middle or high school), civic or faith-based organization, museum, library or other adult gathering. A list of available topics is provided below, though we are happy to customize a presentation specifically to your group’s needs.

Contact Leta Tribble, PhD at lmt@ggc.org or (864) 943-4170 for more information or to schedule a presentation.

  • Introduction to the Greenwood Genetic Center
  • Introduction to Human Genetics 101
  • Preventable Birth Defects
  • Introduction to Medical Genetics
  • Cancer Genetics
  • Genetic Counseling and Other Careers in Genetics
  • Family History and Pedigree Construction
  • Genetic Testing: Diagnostic Techniques and Ethical Issues
  • Neural Tube Defects: The Folic Acid Story
Meet Makayla Gunn

Meet Makayla Gunn

Makayla was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome in April of 2015 at the age of two.   At about 18 months, we noticed she had started some repetitive hand motions, and her pediatrician was a little concerned that she did not have many words.  She had learned some sign language, and was saying ‘mama’ and ‘dada’, but that was it.  Then she suddenly stopped all of that.  At her 2 year old check-up, the pediatrician referred us to BabyNet, ...

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