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Karen Grinzaid

Karen Grinzaid

by Macarena Baigorria

Posted on 17 October 2016

Cohort: 5
Flashpoint Company: Emory University Gene Screen Program, JScreen

Karen Grinzaid is the CEO of JScreen, a not-for-profit at-home education and carrier screening program for Jewish genetic diseases. The goal of the program is to give individuals and families easy acess to information and to allow testing to be done conveniently from home. She has been a genetic counselor at Emory University for 30 years and is the Jewish Genetic Diesease Program Leader and Clinical Research Coordinator. She graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and from Sarah Lawrence College with a Master's in Human Genetics. She is a graduate of Flashpoint Cohort 5.