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Myra I. Roche, MS, CGC

Associate Professor; Certified Genetic Counselor (CGC), Director of Project Operations for NCGENES

Department of Pediatrics
    Division of Genetics and Metabolism

Pediatrics, Genetics and Metabolism, Genetic Counseling

Genetic counseling; family interpretation of genetic information; and ethical issues in genetic counseling.
Clinical Appointment Phone:  919-966-4202

Myra I. Roche, MS, CGC

Genetic Counseling - Board Certified  (1990, 2008)

Education and Training
Masters: MS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1986

Foreign Languages Spoken
German, Spanish, French

Professional Positions
  1. Director of Project Operations, Investigator, and Lead Genetic Counselor for NCGENES (North Carolina Clinical Evaluation by NextGen Exome Sequencing)

  2. Investigator and Genetic Counselor, Fragile X Newborn Screening Project

  3. Bilbro Ethics Fellowship, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

  4. Editorial Board, Journal of Genetic Counseling

  5. Investigator, Center for Genomics and Society, Center for Excellence in ELSI Research

  6. Co-editor, Journal of Genetic Counseling Special Issue, Next Generation Genetic Counseling, 2013

  1. Ethical Issues in Genetic Research

  2. How to Take a Family History

  3. Genetic Causes of Hearing Loss

  4. Social and Ethical Implications of Genetic Testing

  5. Parents Use of the Internet to Find Genetic Information

  6. Newborn Screening for Fragile X Syndrome

  7. Genetic Risk Assessment

  8. Evolution of the X Chromosome

Physician Referral:
You can request a physician referral by calling UNC HealthLink at (919) 966-7890,
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.