Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Jewish Genetic Diseases Awareness and Screening Event

Maryland Hillel is excited to host the Jewish Genetic Diseases Awareness and Screening Week! We wanted to share the many ways for you to get involved and take charge of your future!

1.       Info Session: Monday December 1st at 7:30 PM in Hillel, Dr. David Straney (of the Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics Department) is presenting on what Jewish genetic diseases are, how they are inherited, and what you can do to prevent or treat them. Refreshments will be served!

2.       Get Screened! On Thursday, December 4th from 3:00-7:00, come to Maryland Hillel for an easy screening process with JScreen. For the highly subsidized price of only $99, you just give them a small saliva sample at JScreen will look at your DNA to see if you are a carrier of over 80 genetic diseases. Physicians and genetic counselors will be onsite to answer any questions. To make the process easier, you can pre-register – make sure you select “Maryland Hillel” in response to the question “How did you hear about us?”

3.       Volunteer to help out! Maryland Hillel needs volunteers for both of these events, and it is a great way for you to join the community! Just sign up here.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the Hillel staff member who is coordinating this event, Shira Neuman, at sneuman@marylandhillel.org .

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