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McConnell, Juliann Stevens, MS, CGC

Juliann Stevens McConnell, MS, CGC, joined the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC's Division of Medical Genetics in June of 2005, bringing extensive experience in clinical genetics, prenatal genetics and metabolic disorders. In 1986 she graduated from Chatham University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She received her Masters Degree in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling in 1988 from the University of Pittsburgh.  She is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counselors as a genetic counselor and is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

Her clinical interests include connective tissue disorders, and serves as coordinator of the Connective Tissue Clinic.  She also serves as Research Coordinator for the Connective Tissue Disease Registry and the DermaLab project. Additional areas of interest include hemophilia, Alzheimer’s disease and the hemoglobinopathies.

Prior to joining Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, she was a prenatal genetic counselor at Allegheny General Hospital from 2004 to 2005. From 1993 to 2004, she was as a pediatric genetic counselor at the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, where she also served as coordinator of the adult neuromuscular disease clinic, the Hemophilia Center of Western NY, and for the Sickle Cell Center of Western NY.  Prior to working in Buffalo, she served as a genetic counselor Cooper Hospital in Camden, NJ, and at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital.

Juliann has extensive professional experience with the National Society of Genetic Counselors, including being Chair of the Educational Subcommittee, and the Chair of the Metabolism/Lysosomal Storage Disease Special Interest Group.  She has chaired several state, regional and national meetings, and has served as an Education Committee and task force member for several years.  In the community, she has served on the Board of Directors and as Program Chair for the March of Dimes Upstate New York Chapter, Western NY Division, and for the Western NY PKU Association, Inc.  She was also an advisory board member for the Western NY Teratogen Information Service and a member of the Genetic Task Force for the HHS Region II Comprehensive Hemophilia Diagnostic and Treatment Centers.

Last Update
August 9, 2012
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August 9, 2012
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