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2017 Ethics Conference Panel Discussion
The panel discussion will take place on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 5pm in Dede I. No registration is required for this event
- Michael Deem, Assistant Professor of Philosophy/Assistant Director of The Center for Genomic Advocacy
- Rusty Gonser, Professor/ Director of The Center for Genomic Advocacy
- Megan Tucker, Director, MS in Genetic Counseling Program and Genetic Counseling Clinic
- Jill Turner, Senior Business Development Manager
Assistant Professor of Philosophy/Assistant Director of The Center for Genomic Advocacy
Michael Deem is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Assistant Director of The Center for Genomic Advocacy, and Faculty Affiliate of the Genetic Counseling MS program at Indiana State University. At Indiana State, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in health care ethics and philosophy. Prior to arriving at ISU, Michael served as the 2015-16 Pediatric Ethics and Genomics Fellow at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. He lives in Terre Haute with his wife, Katerina, and three children.
Professor/ Director of The Center for Genomic Advocacy
Rusty Gonser is the Director of The Center for Genomic Advocacy at Indiana State University. Two of the main curricular initiatives for TCGA include a Graduate Certificate in Genomic Advocacy, MS in Genetic Counseling, and undergraduate minor in Genomic Advocacy. His research has two main research programs: aspects of the sexual selection in the polymorphic white-throated sparrow and population genetics of white-tailed deer.
Director, MS in Genetic Counseling Program and Genetic Counseling Clinic
A genetic counselor is a healthcare professional that helped families adapt to the medical and psychological implications of the genetic contribution to diseases.
Senior Business Development Manager
Jill Turner graduated in 1995 from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Nutrition. She has been working in Medical Sales for the past 14 years in the area of Women's Health. In the past 7 years she has been focused on Genetics in Women's Health. Jill is currently working at NxGen MDx a Genetic Lab she helped start in 2013. NxGen MDx focuses on next generations sequencing technology for genetic testing that will aid patients in decisions about their reproductive journey.