GGC Faculty Presenting at ACMG Meeting

GGC will be presenting clinical cases, educational experiences, and research findings at the 2018 American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Annual Meeting, April 10-14 in Charlotte, NC.

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GGC Welcomes Two New Board Members

Fleming David2March 12, 2018 – The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Board of Directors welcomed new members, David Fleming, PhD and Chris Przirembel, PhD at their quarterly meeting in March.

Dr. Fleming is Associate Dean for the Clemson University Graduate School. He earned a PhD from the College of Education at the University of South Carolina and has held faculty positions at both the University of Florida and Clemson University. He has served on various elected and appointed positions at the state, regional, and national level. In addition, Dr. Fleming has been the principal investigator for over $4.5 million in external grant funding for projects examining teaching/learning processes, alternative educational programming, and program evaluation.

Przirembel Chris2Dr. Przirembel is President of Przirembel Innovations, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in innovation, strategic planning, economic development and public-private partnerships. He earned a PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Rutgers University and recently served as Vice President for Research and Economic Development at Clemson University. He has served on numerous boards and advisory bodies and is currently a member of the Boards of Trustees for AnMed Health, the SC Hospital Association and the SC Governor's School for Science and Mathematics.

"We are very pleased to have Dr. Fleming and Dr. Przirembel join our talented and dedicated Board of Directors," said Steve Skinner, MD. "Dr. Fleming's experience and passion for education and research will be invaluable, and Dr. Przirembel is a longtime friend of GGC with expertise in areas of innovation and strategic planning that will help solidify and enhance the future of the Greenwood Genetic Center."

Top photo: David Fleming, PhD
Lower photo: Chris Przirembel, PhD

GGC Hosted Rare Disease Treatment Workshop

Advances in Snyder-Robinson syndrome

John Gallagher loved baseball, especially the Minnesota Twins. He was a whiz with technology, an avid bowler, and a passionate supporter of veterans. He also advocated for those with disabilities, meeting with state senators and legislators. He did so, because he was affected with a rare genetic disorder himself, Snyder-Robinson syndrome. John's family was the first to be identified with this ultra-rare disorder in 1969, when John was just 10 years old. To date, only 50 individuals worldwide have been diagnosed with Snyder-Robinson syndrome...

As the understanding of the basis of this rare disease has emerged, scientists are now focused on treating the condition. In December 2017, GGC convened and hosted a workshop in Greenwood, SC in association with the Snyder-Robinson Foundation. Participants in the workshop included nationally-recognized basic scientists, physicians who work with patients with SRS, representatives of companies interested in developing therapeutics, and leaders from the SRS Foundation representing the interests of families.

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Countybank Honors Genetic Center Employees and Supports GGC Foundation

January 25, 2018 – In late 2015, to honor the dedication of the Greenwood Genetic Center's (GGC) 180 employees, Countybank made a five year pledge to match employee giving to the GGC Foundation, which supports the mission of the Center, up to $20,000 each year.


This week, representatives from Countybank in Greenwood were on hand at the Center's monthly employee seminar to present the third installment of their gift. David Tompkins Senior Vice President and Greenwood Market Executive for Countybank presented the GGC Foundation with a check for $20,000 and thanked the employees for their dedication and commitment to families noting their importance in the Greenwood community.

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