Our Heritage & Our Health: Jewish Genetics and the Founder Effect | Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

Our Heritage & Our Health: Jewish Genetics and the Founder Effect

Sun, November 11, 2018 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Why are Ashkenazi Jews more likely to inherit certain genetic conditions?

Why are Ashkenazi Jews more likely to inherit certain genetic conditions

Featuring guest speaker: Gary Frohlich, MS, CGC of Sanofi Genzyme will discuss the “Founder Effect,” genetic conditions among Ashkenazi Jews, and the signs and symptoms of Gaucher Disease. Gaucher is one of the most common of Ashkenazi diseases, affecting 1 in 850, with 1 in 15 a carrier. 

Gary has been a genetic counselor for over 35 years and has seen over 26,000 couples for genetic counseling. He is a published author of both scientific articles as well as pamphlets on Ashkenazi Jewish Diseases.

A kosher-style dinner will be catered by Mangia Nosh (advance RSVP required). This event is free of charge, with dinner sponsored by Sanofi Genzyme.

ABOUT GARY FROHLICH

Gary is a graduate of New York University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 1972.  He was awarded a scholarship from the National Foundation March of Dimes to attend graduate school in Human Genetics and Genetics Counseling earning his Master’s degree from Rutgers University in 1973.   He did his clinical rotation at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, mentored by Dr. Kurt Hirshhorn. Gary has been a Genetics Counselor for over 45 years.

Gary has worked for Sanofi Genzyme, an American biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts for over 20 years.

Free, Advanced RSVP Required by Wednesday, November 7

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Location: Gallery, Kurland, Atrium