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home : news : school May 24, 2016



4/22/2013 9:52:00 AM
Palmetto Cabinet Visits Genetic Center

 
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GGC Cytogenetics Laboratory Director, Barb DuPont, PhD, explains how chromosome analysis is used to help make diagnoses.

 
 


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GGC Cytogenetics Laboratory Director, Barb DuPont, PhD, explains how chromosome analysis is used to help make diagnoses.


 
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GGC Director, Dr. Steve Skinner, shares the Center’s successes in neural tube defect prevention.

 
 


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Greenwood, SC – Members of the Palmetto Cabinet visited the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) on Wednesday to tour the facility and learn more about the impact of the Center’s work in South Carolina. The Palmetto Cabinet, first organized in 1974, is comprised of spouses of current and former General Assembly members and Constitutional Officers, and former First Ladies of South Carolina.

Palmetto Cabinet member and Program Director at the Self Family Foundation, Mamie Nicholson, arranged the visit to share with the group the work being done through the Center. “The Greenwood Genetic Center not only brings tremendous benefits to our state, but impacts healthcare globally,” said Nicholson. “It is a facility that Greenwood can be proud of, and we want to help spread the word to all of South Carolina”

GGC’s Director, Dr. Steve Skinner spoke with the group to share the treatment initiatives, research projects and educational programs. “We are pleased to share our progress and plans with the Palmetto Cabinet and are grateful for the tremendous support GGC has received through the years from the SC General Assembly,” shared Dr. Skinner.

About Palmetto Cabinet
The Palmetto Cabinet’s purpose is to learn more about South Carolina:  the people, places and the functions of government.  Throughout the year, they are involved in various fundraising efforts to benefit the South Carolina Governor's Mansion.  Members have assisted the Governor's Mansion Foundation in purchasing items for the mansion and with restoration projects. 

About Greenwood Genetic Center

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC), founded in 1974, is a nonprofit organization advancing the field of medical genetics and caring for families impacted by genetic disease and birth defects.  At its home campus in Greenwood, South Carolina, a talented team of physicians and scientists provides clinical genetic services, diagnostic laboratory testing, educational programs and resources, and research in the field of medical genetics.  GGC’s faculty and staff are committed to the goal of developing preventive and curative therapies for the individuals and families they serve.  GGC extends its reach as a resource to all residents of South Carolina with satellite offices in Charleston, Columbia, Florence and Greenville. For more information about GGC please visit www.ggc.org.



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