Philadelphia

Events & Screenings

November 10, 2014
November Center City Screening, Philadelphia, PA
Monday, November 10, 2014

Philadelphia

We offer genetic counseling and screening for Jewish genetic diseases (JGDs) and work in partnership with our local Philadelphia healthcare professionals, clergy, philanthropists, organizations and community to create awareness about the need to be screened for the 19 preventable genetic diseases with a 1 in 4 carrier rate in Jews. The Victor Center was was founded by Lois B. Victor, a mother who lost two daughters to Familial Dysautonomia and has made it her life’s work to ensure that no other parent would have to endure the heartache of an affected child.

The Victor Center Philadelphia host monthly screenings at Moss Rehab and community screenings throughout the year. Please check out our calendar for information.

If you would like to get involved in planning an awareness and screening program at your synagogue, college campus or community organization, please contact Joshua Stone at stonejos@einstein.edu.

If you would like to speak with someone about genetic diseases, please contact Faye Shapiro, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor at shapirof@einstein.edu

ABOUT THE DIVISION OF GENETICS AT EINSTEIN HEALTHCARE NETWORK. The Division of Genetics at Einstein is staffed by a medical geneticist and four genetic counselors. The genetics team sees patients for all aspects of clinical genetics evaluations, including pediatric and adult genetics evaluations, prenatal genetic counseling, cancer risk assessment, and Jewish genetic disease screening. Additionally, the Division maintains a national registry for Anophthalmia/Microphthalmia, two rare eye disorders, and conducts ongoing research and clinical evaluations for affected individuals and their families. For more information about the Division of Genetics at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, click here.

Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
5501 Old York Road
Levy 2 West
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Contact, Joshua Stone,
Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 877.401.1093
Email: stonejos@einstein.edu

 

Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
559 West Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19403
Contact, Joshua Stone,
Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 877.401.1093
Email: stonejos@einstein.edu