Genetic Counseling Student Rotations

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The education of future genetic counselors has had to adapt to the changing social norms created by COVID and the increased need for remote rotation experiences. Since many hospitals and clinics have been unable to host students in person, graduate programs have begun focusing on telemedicine as well as enhanced exposure to non-clinical genetic counseling […]

Closing the Gap on a Decade Long Journey to Mental Health

Better Health

It is said that taking the first step is usually winning half the battle- and I would agree. However, sometimes that step is just the start of a long road ahead. As we celebrate Mental Health Awareness month this May, we need to recognize that diagnosing and treating these illnesses can be a complicated journey. […]

Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Over the last year, the COVID-19 pandemic has touched the lives of every American, either directly or indirectly. The effects of COVID-19 can be felt in many ways. Whether through direct infection with COVID-19, caring for a loved one with COVID-19, the isolation due to lockdowns, unemployment, or being constantly reminded of the pandemic in […]

Big Night for Quest Diagnostics at United Way of New York City Gridiron Gala


You could feel the energy and excitement in the air earlier this week as hundreds gathered virtually for the United Way of New York City (UWNYC) Gridiron Gala.  The event has a football theme because of the successful 28-year partnership that both the New York Giants and Jets have enjoyed with UWNYC. Quest Diagnostics senior […]

Quest Community Action Network (QuestCAN) – Volunteer Spotlights


Quest Community Action Network (QuestCAN) – Volunteer Spotlight Francesca Harris Employee Engagement Specialist, Marlborough MA Local QuestCAN Co-Lead – Esoteric My name is Francesca Harris and I am the Employee Engagement Specialist supporting 3 of our Esoteric labs at Quest: Athena Diagnostics, ReproSource, and Cleveland HeartLab. I have been a member of QuestCAN for 5 […]

What’s in a Name? Classifying Variants in Our Genetic Code

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The question: What does this report mean? You are treating a patient you think has cystic fibrosis. You order full genetic sequencing for the gene that causes cystic fibrosis (CFTR), and the report reads: two variants identified, one “pathogenic” and one “variant of uncertain significance.”  What does this mean? Does your patient have cystic fibrosis? […]

Genetic Counselor poster presentations in 2020: the research goes on.

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During 2020, so many aspects of medical education and research changed because of the pandemic. Conferences adjusted and went virtual but still needed to continue to promote research and support continuing education. Genetic counselors with Genomic Services led and presented several projects at various meetings throughout 2020 and we would like to provide a summary […]

Perfect Score Five Years in a Row


Quest Diagnostics has been named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by scoring a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the fifth consecutive year. We are proud to be counted among a growing community of leading companies that are committed to creating an inclusive work […]

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