Nancy Callanan, Director of the UNCG Genetic Counseling Program received her MS in Human Genetics from Sarah Lawrence College in 1977, and was certified in genetic counseling by the American Board of Medical Genetics in 1982. She has over 20 years of clinical experience, primarily in the areas of prenatal and pediatric/general genetic counseling (University of Connecticut - 1977-1980; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - 1980-1999). In 1998, Ms. Callanan was an invited member of the planning committee for the UNCG MS Genetic Counseling Program, and was appointed Director of the program in 1999. Her research interests include the educational and counseling needs of individuals undergoing carrier testing, prenatal screening, and newborn screening. Currently, she is working with the National Coordinating and Evaluation Center of the Newborn Screening Initiative for Sickle Cell Disease to develop educational resources for patients and health care professionals about newborn screening for sickle cell disease.