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Jennifer B. Stroop, M.S., C.G.C., L.G.C.

Genetic Counselor, Hereditary Cancer Program
Academic Office Location:
Genetics and Genome Sciences
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-2812
Phone: 860-679-6055
Fax: 860-679-0143
Email: stroop@uchc.edu
Website(s):

Department of Genetics and Developmental Biology

Division of Medical Genetics

Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center

Ms. Stroop received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Knox College in 1993, and her master’s degree in genetic counseling from the University of Cincinnati in 1995. She worked in pediatric genetics at Yale University for three years before coming to the UConn Health Center.

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.A.Knox CollegeBiology
M.S.University of CincinnatiGenetic Counseling
OtherCity of Hope National Medical Centern/a

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Graduate assistantshipUniversity of Cincinnati
Four year partial academic scholarshipKnox College
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Member of UConn Women’s Research Registry and Repository Research CommitteeMemberUConn HealthLocal2008
Functional Molecular Classification of BRCA Gene VariantsResearch CommitteeMemberUConn HealthLocal2008
Cancer Screening and Prevention Program NetworkResearch CommitteeMemberExternalNational2008
American College of Medical Genetics Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational19982001
National Society of Genetic Counselors Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1995
Our goal is to use genetic cancer risk assessment to assist medical providers in early identification of individuals at high risk of developing cancer. Genetic information can then be incorporated into medical management to increase early detection and prevention.

Journal Articles

Reviews

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Best Practices in Hereditary CancerTalkCDC; DPH2012throughout CT
Women Receiving News of a Family BRCA MutationTalkDiv. Human Genetics Seminar2011
Unicorn Series with Dr. Molly BrewerTalkUConn Health Center2010
Clinical Issues in Mitochondrial DisordersTalk Concurrent Workshop Moderator at the Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting of the 2000Palm Springs, CA
Genzyme Genetics Prenatal Risk Assessment Program Faculty Member Talk1998
Attitudes towards genetic testing for breast cancer susceptibility.PosterNational Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Education Conference1995Minneapolis, MN