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Alicia M. Craffey, M.S.

Instructor, Genetics and Genome Sciences
Certified Genetic Counselor
Academic Office Location:
Division of Medical Genetics
65 Kane Street
West Hartford, CT 06119
Phone: 860-523-6435
Fax: 860-523-6465
Email: craffey@uchc.edu
Website(s):

Division of Medical Genetics

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.A.Trinity CollegeBiology and Psychology
M.S.Sarah Lawrence CollegeHuman Genetics
I have been working as a genetic counselor at UConn since 1986. I was involved with the General Genetics Clinic, the Muscle Disease Clinic at the former Newington Children’s Hospital, the Connective Tissue Clinic at NCH, and the Myelomeningocele Clinic, also at NCH. I am primarily a prenatal genetic counselor. I work with women and couples who are interested in screening (for Down syndrome, trisomy 18 syndrome, congenital heart defects, neural tube defects, etc.) and testing for birth defects, genetic conditions, and mental retardation syndromes. I also see women and couples who are planning a pregnancy, and have concerns related to the age of the mother and/or the family history. I perform the genetic evaluations of women interested in becoming egg donors at the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services. I am one of the facilitators of the H.O.P.E. support group, for couples who have had a pregnancy loss related to a birth defect, genetic condition, and/or retardation syndrome. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is one of my interests.
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
National Society of Genetic Counselors Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberNational
Post-Pregnancy Genetic Termination Parent Support GroupCommunity ServiceFacilitator, H.O.P.ELocal

Journal Articles

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy molecular genetic testing utilization in families from a muscle disease clinic.PosterAm. Society of Hum. Genet.1988New Orleans, LA
Craniosynostosis and fetal hydantoin syndrome.TalkCanadian-New England Clinical Genetics Conference1987Fairlee, VT