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DegreesMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D.
University of Rochester, B.A.
ExpertiseGenetics and Genetic counseling.
ProfileJudith Tsipis Judith E. Tsipis received her undergraduate training at the University of Rochester and her graduate training at M.I.T. (Ph.D. in Biology 1971) and has been on the faculty of the Biology Department at Brandeis University since 1976. She also serves as the Director of the Master's Degree Program in Genetic Counseling at Brandeis, a program she helped found in 1992. The Brandeis Genetic Counseling Program is one of only 34 such programs in the country and was the first to start in New England.
Professor Tsipis is also the former Co-Chair of the Canavan Disease Screening Consortium, past VP for Education of National Tay Sachs and Allied Diseases Association and an active member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors.
Her involvement in the training of genetic counselors and the above organizations derives in great measure from her own experiences as the parent of a child with Canavan disease, a rare and progressive neurological genetic disorder.
|BIOL||203a||Proseminar: The Molecular Basis of Genetic Diseases|
|BIOL||206d||Genetic Counseling Journal Club|
|BIOL||213b||Genetic Counseling Research II|
Awards and Honors
Above and Beyond Award, National Tay Sachs and Allied Diseases Association (1999)
Vice President for Education, National Tay Sachs and Allied Diseases Association (1999)
Board, Massachusetts Chapter, March of Dimes (1996)
Chair, Allied Disease Committee, National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association (1996)
Chair, Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors (1995 - 1999)
Vice-Chair, Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors (1994 - 1995)
Medical Foundation Fellow (1974)
Harold G. Ernst Fellow, Harvard Medical School (1973)
American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship (1971 - 1973)
NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship (1971 - 1972)
Amanda Buchanan, Amy Sachs, Tomi Toler and Judith Tsipis. "NIPT: Current Utilization and Implications for the Future of Prenatal Genetic Counseling." Prenatal Diagnosis Volume 34, Issue 9, pages 850–857. 9 (2014): 850-857.
Kalotina Machini, Ted Cross, Jessica Douglas, Alicia Braxton, Judith Tsipis and Kate Kramer. ": Genetic Counselors’ Views and Experiences with the Clinical Integration of Genome Sequencing." J. Genetic Counseling 23. 4 (2014): 496-505.
Nikkola Carmichael , Judith Tsipis , Gail Windmueller , Leslie Mandel , Elicia Estrella, ed. "Is it Going to Hurt?": The Impact of Patient-provider Interactions on Children and their Families During the Diagnostic Odyssey. Journal of Genetic Counseling: 10/2014; DOI: 10.1007/s10897-014-9773-9 2014.
Mia Salimbene, Judith Tsipis, Nancy Warren. "Mia Salimbene Assessing Utilization, Integration and Impact of the Genetic Counseling Cultural Competence Toolkit (GCCCT): A Survey of Genetic Counseling Graduate Program Directors.
.Duke, V., Hiller, E. Douglas, J. and Tsipis, Judith E. The Iceberg and the Helix: Investigating the role of genetic testing and genetic counselors in the diagnosis and management of Celiac Disease. Proc. of NSGC. Boston MA: 2012.
Steeve, M. and Tsipis, Judith E. Perinatal Loss Manifested Through the Lens of the Extended Family Unit. Proc. of NSGC. Boston MA: 2012.