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Sharon A. Lavigne, M.S.

Instructor, Division of Human Genetics
Coordinator, Connecticut Pregnancy Genetic Counselor
Academic Office Location:
Division of Medical Genetics
UConn Health
65 Kane Street
West Hartford, CT 06119-7120
Phone: 860-523-6439
Fax: 860-523-6465
Email: lavigne@uchc.edu
Website(s):

Division of Medical Genetics

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.S.Northeastern University, BostonBiology / Co-operative Education Program
M.S.Sarah Lawrence CollegeHuman Genetics
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
OTIS Education CommitteeChairExternalNational2009
OTISProfessional/Scientific OrganizationPast-President ExternalNational20082010
OTISProfessional/Scientific OrganizationPresidentExternalNational20062008
OTISProfessional/Scientific OrganizationPresident-ElectExternalNational20052006
Teratology Society Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2005
March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign committee Education CommitteeMemberExternalNational20042005
Abstract Committee, OTISEducation CommitteeMemberExternalNational2002
Meeting Planning Committee, OTISAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalNational2001
OTIS Education CommitteeEducation CommitteeChairExternalNational20002005
OTIS Professional/Scientific OrganizationExecutive CouncilorExternalNational20002002
Public Affairs Committee, OTISAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalNational2000
Ad Hoc Isotretinoin Committee, OTISAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalNational2000
National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)Professional/Scientific OrganizationChairpersonExternalNational1999
NSGC Region I Educational Meeting PlanningEducation CommitteeMemberExternalNational19992000
CT – OTISResearch CommitteeResearch CoordinatorExternalNational1999
NSGC Educational Meeting Planning CommitteeEducation CommitteeChairExternalNational19981999
National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)Professional/Scientific OrganizationState Representative ExternalNational19952001
OTIS Education CommitteeMemberExternalNational1994
Organization of Teratogen Information Specialists Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1991
National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational19902001

Journal Articles

Abstracts

  • The application of “Control Banding” principles to the reduction of reproductive hazards in the workplace.
    Bracker, A, Meyer, J, Lavigne, S, Nichols, G. American Industrial Hygiene 2005 Jan;

Letters

Monographs

  • Can my pregnant patient keep her job at the Nail Salon?
    Bracker, A., Meyer, J., Nichols, G., Lavigne, S. Factsheet for obstetricians.Univ. of Connecticut Health Center/ CT March of Dimes Foundation. 2006 Jan;
  • I’m pregnant: How can I protect myself and my pregnancy if I keep my job at the Nail Salon?
    Bracker, A., Meyer, J., Nichols, G., Lavigne, S. Factsheet for patients. Univ. of Connecticut Health Center/ CT March of Dimes Foundation. 2006 Jan;

Newsletters

  • CT Pregnancy Exposure Riskline Newsletter on Occupational Exposures
    Nichols GH, Lavigne S Riskline 2001 Jan;

Reviews

  • A survey of pregnant women using isotretinoin.
    Robertson, Julia; Polifka, Janine E; Avner, Marina; Chambers, Christina; Delevan, George; Koren, Gideon; Lavigne, Sharon Voyer; Martinez, Lynn P; Miller, Richard K; Carey, John C Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology 2005 Nov;73(11):881-7
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Genetic Counseling Program – Seminar in TeratologyTalkArcadia University 2009Glenside, PA
Seminar in TeratologyTalkJohn’s Hopkins/NIH Genetic Counseling Program 2008
Autoimmune Disorders in Pregnancy.Talk2007
Autoimmune Disorders in Pregnancy.Talk2007
Seminar in TeratologyTalkBoston University 2005Boston, MA
Multidisciplinary approach to assessment of occupational exposures in pregnancy. Results of a patient satisfaction survey.TalkOTIS2003
Pregnancy outcome and maternal changes in smoking habits with gestational exposure to bupropion.TalkOTIS2003
Reproductive Hazards at Work: A Multidisciplinary Patient Evaluation. Genetics and Major Psychiatric Disorders: A Program for Genetic Counselors.TalkNCHPEG2002
Seminar in TeratologyTalkSarah Lawrence College 2002Bronxville, NY
Genetics and Major Psychiatric DisordersTalkA Program for Genetic Counselors” NCHPEG2002
Collaborative OTIS study on venlafaxine, nefazodone, resperidone, hypericum. TalkOTIS2000
Prenatal Accutane® Use: The Ongoing Challenge to Prevent Fetal Exposure.TalkOTIS Platform Presentation; OTIS/Teratology Society Meetings2000
Healthy Pregnancy. 1996 Hartford Hospital's community health education initiative made for Hartford Public Access Television Channel 5. TalkHartford Hospital's Community Health Education Initiative1996
Pregnancy Outcome Follow-up on Pregnancies Exposed to Seldane or Hismanal.PosterOTIS and Teratology Society meetings1993
Creative Yet Effective Streamlining Due to Financial Constraints.PosterMeeting of Organization of Teratogen Information Services (OTIS).1992
Evaluation of Patient's Perception of Teratogenic Risk.Posterof Organization of Teratogen Information Services (OTIS).1991