PRISMS is pleased to work with Dianne Samad, MS, CGC, in enhancing our support for the Smith-Magenis Syndrome community.

Dianne SamadMs. Samad is a genetic counselor at the Baylor College of Medicine. As part of PRISMS commitment to research and education, the organization has partially funded this genetic counselor position.

Ms. Samad works with Dr. Sarah Elsea on establishing and maintaining a registry for individuals with SMS, the overall aim being to improve patient care through a better understanding of the nature of the disorder. In the lab, Ms. Samad collaborates with Dr. Elsea to coordinate and recruit participants for ongoing research studies and clinical trials for SMS. She also assists with maintaining the PRISMS website and is available for questions regarding the genetics and inheritance of SMS.

Ms. Samad earned her master’s degree in genetic counseling from the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) and her undergraduate degree from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Beirut, Lebanon.

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