Internal Medicine Expands Genetic Counseling Services

We are pleased to introduce Maggie Armstrong, the newest member of our genetic counseling team in the Department of Internal Medicine. Ms. Armstrong will work in both the Divisions of Cardiovascular Medicine and of Nephrology and Hypertension. Ms. Armstrong received her MS in Medical and Molecular Genetics from Indiana University School of Medicine and her BS in Biology from Drake University. While at IU, Ms. Armstrong provided genetic counseling in a number of different clinics related to neurology, oncology, and cardiovascular medicine, both at the Riley Hospital for Children as well as the St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She has also worked with the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center here at the University of Iowa. Ms. Armstrong is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and has extensive volunteer experience. She enjoys running, hiking, watching movies, wine nights with friends, spending time at the lake with family, and spoiling her nieces.

The Department recognizes that as Iowans increasingly obtain vast amounts of information about their own unique genetic code, the need for and importance of skilled professionals trained to interpret that data also increases. We are committed to investing in that future by recruiting genetic counselors with Master’s degrees from accredited programs who have been trained in both medical genetics and counseling. Our genetic counselors are capable of helping patients understand and adapt to complex genetic information so that they and their loved ones can make informed choices regarding their healthcare. We are pleased that Ms. Armstrong has chosen to join our team. Please join us in welcoming her to the Department of Internal Medicine.

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