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Focusing on community genetics, genetic counseling, genetic education and consanguinity

Hanan Hamamy, Professor, Human Genetics

Hanan Hamamy

Dr. Hamamy is a professor of Human Genetics, affiliated with the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development at Geneva University. Dr. Hamamy has been specialist in charge of the genetic counseling clinic at the National Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Genetics, Amman, Jordan and consultant medical geneticist at Jordan University Hospital for the past seven years. Dr. Hamamy was professor of Human Genetics at Mustansiriyah Medical College, Baghdad, Iraq, and the specialist in charge of the counseling clinic and Cytogenetics Laboratory for over 15 years. She participated in several World Health Organization consultations and co-authored several WHO publications on community control of genetic and congenital disorders, ethical issues in medical genetics and prevention of birth defects in developing countries. She has authored and co-authored more than 75 publications in international and Arab medical Literature, with special interest in researching the relevance of consanguinity to genetic disorders in Arab countries. Dr. Hamamy had been involved in the national program for community genetic services in collaboration with the World Health Organization and Ministry of Health in Jordan. She is a member of the Council of the Center for Arab Genomic Studies (CAGS) based in Dubai, UAE. She presently joined the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research in Geneva, Switzerland.

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