Sharon Voyer Lavigne, MS, CGC
Lecturer, UConn Genetic Counseling Program
Genetic Counselor and Instructor, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, UConn Health
Sharon Voyer Lavigne MS, LGC received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Northeastern University in 1989 and her Masters of Human Genetics from Sarah Lawrence College in 1991. As an undergraduate she participated in cooperative education and worked for the Division of Human Genetics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine from 1987-1991. During this time she worked for the Connecticut Pregnancy Exposure Information Service (CPEIS) as a teratogen information specialist. After completing her graduate degree, she worked as a prenatal genetic counselor at Bridgeport Hospital and the University of Connecticut. In 1998 she became Coordinator for CPEIS. This teratogen information service is now called MotherToBaby CT. MotherToBaby CT was an original member of the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS). Sharon has been a member of OTIS since 1991. She has served as President of this organization as well as many years as Education Committee chair and several other committees. She has taught teratology to genetic counseling students at several colleges including Sarah Lawrence College and Boston University. In her role as Instructor at UCONN Health School of Medicine, she is involved of the training of medical/dental students, obstetric and pediatric residents, genetic and maternal fetal medicine fellows as well as undergraduates. She has numerous publications in the field of teratology and performed countless numbers of outreach educational services to the general public and health care providers.
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