News Archive

September 2015:
Jeff Milunsky, MD gave a seminar entitled “Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome:  Hands-On Management for Improved Quality of Life” at
the 6th Annual New England Marfan Syndrome & Related Disorders Symposium in Manchester, NH.

September 2015: The 7th edition of GENETIC DISORDERS AND THE FETUS: DIAGNOSIS, PREVENTION, AND TREATMENT will be published in October. This is a major repository of facts and guidance about all aspects of prenatal genetic diagnosis and will be about 1200 pages.

July 2015: Global Genes, an advocacy organization for rare disease patients worldwide nominated Dr. Aubrey Milunsky for one of this year’s 2015 RARE Champion of Hope – Science Awards

June 3, 2015: Boston University has named the AUBREY MILUNSKY CHAIR IN HUMAN GENETICS.

June 3, 2015: Aubrey Milunsky, MD, DSc, FRCP gave a lecture at the International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis conference in Washington, D.C. July 12 – 15 on non-invasive prenatal testing for microdeletions/microduplications.

May 8, 2015: Jeff Milunsky, MD met with representatives from Speaker Robert De Leo’s office, Senator Jason Lewis’ office and Governor Charles Baker’s Office as part of the 2015 Ehlers-Danlos Awareness/Proclamation Event at the Massachusetts State House.

April 13-14, 2015: Aubrey Milunsky, MD, DSc, FRCP lectured in New York.

Grand Rounds: The “New Genetics” in Clinical Obstetrical Practice

Weill Cornell Medical College      April 13, 2015
Jamaica Hospital                            April 13, 2015
New York Hospital Queens           April 13, 2015
Lincoln Hospital                              April 14, 2015

December, 2014: Dr. Aubrey Milunsky lectured at Belmont Hill High School on YOUR GENES, YOUR HEALTH.

November, 2014: Dr. Jeff Milunsky was interviewed about Ehlers-Danlos syndrome by Katie Thompson (Anchor/Reporter for WMTW, Channel 8, Portland, Maine).

September, 2014: Dr. Aubrey Milunsky lectured at the Sir Gunga Ram Hospital Center of Medical Genetics in New Delhi, India.

September, 2014: Dr. Aubrey Milunsky gave the Dr. Soonawala oration at the 25th Jubilee Conference of Indian Society for Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy (ISPAT) in Mumbai, India.

September, 2014: Dr. Aubrey Milunsky gave the keynote address to the 8th World Congress on Perinatal Medicine in Cancun, Mexico. The subject is Claimed Fetal and/or Neonatal Brain Damage: Hypoxia or Genetic Disorder?

August 10, 2014:  Dr. Jeff Milunsky presented on the CONNECT1 DNA sequencing test for connective tissue disorders at the Joint Meeting of the Ehlers-Danlos New England/Massachusetts Support Group and the Massachusetts Chapter of the Marfan Foundation. Watch his presentation!

July 25, 2014:  Dr. Aubrey Milunsky lectured at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia, on Clinical Genetics in Practice: Pitfalls, Problems, and Perspectives.

July 18, 2014:  Dr. Aubrey Milunsky lectured in Australia at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital on Clinical Genetics, Medical Negligence and Risk Management.

December, 2013: The Center for Human Genetics is pleased to announce that Professor Robert H. Tamarin, former Dean of the College of Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, has joined our Board of Directors.

Robert H. Tamarin is Emeritus Professor of Biology and former Dean of the College of Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, a position he held from September 1996 until September 2012. He began his teaching career at Boston University, where he remained for 25 years; for the last six, he was professor and chairman of the Biology Department. He received his B.S. degree from the City University of New York, Brooklyn College, and his Ph.D. from Indiana University.

Before beginning at Boston University, Professor Tamarin was a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow in the Genetics Department at the University of Hawaii and a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in the Biology Department at Princeton University. His research interests have focused on evolutionary genetics. He has developed electrophoretic, radioisotopic, and DNA fingerprinting techniques for use in studies that were funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Atomic Energy Commission, and the American Philosophical Society. He has also received two educational grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and funding from Duke Energy Gas Transmission.

Professor Tamarin is a widely published author of many scientific articles and Principles of Genetics, a textbook in its seventh edition with McGraw-Hill Publishers. He was a regular contributor to World Book Science Year and is included in 15 “Who’s Who” listings, including Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Frontiers of Science and Technology, and Outstanding Scientists of the 20th Century.