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McCracken, Elizabeth Jenkins, MS, CGC

Elizabeth Jenkins McCracken, MS, CGC, joined the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC's Division of Medical Genetics in May of 2006, after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a Masters Degree in Genetic Counseling. Elizabeth completed her undergraduate work at Washington and Jefferson College (W&J), where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2004.  While at W&J, she was a member of the Phi Sigma biological Honorary Society. She is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counselors, and is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

Her clinical interests include inherited metabolic disorders and newborn screening, for which she serves as the genetic counseling coordinator. Elizabeth is also the genetic counseling coordinator for the comprehensive Cleft Craniofacial Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.  Additional areas of interest include maple syrup disease and heritable pediatric cancers.

Elizabeth’s past research interests include twin studies, for which she completed her Master’s thesis studying the influence of the environment on the behavior and physical development of twins.  Her research allowed her to participate in the annual Twins Day Festival in Twinsburg, OH, where she helped recruit research participants.  She was also the coordinator for the Pittsburgh Registry of Infant Multiplets (PRIM).  As an educator, Elizabeth has provided lectures on genetics and metabolism at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health and to other University of Pittsburgh graduate students.

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April 5, 2010
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