Department of Molecular and Human Genetics

Statewide Genetics Outreach


In a collaborative effort to educate the public on genetic developmental disorders, The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine along with the University of Texas at Austin - Texas Center for Disability Studies, the Texas Department of State Health Services, and Texas Children's regularly host a series of  community webinars across the State of Texas. 

Upcoming Webinars for the Community

These sessions are free and open to the public, but registration is required. A link to join the Zoom videoconference will be provided to all registrants. For more information, contact Stephenie Chargois or call (713) 798-5870.

“Mi hijo presenta dificultades en su desarrollo. Porqué asistir con un medico genetista?”
Saturday, April 10
10 - 11 a.m.
Esta charla en español discute los componentes en el desarrollo de habilidades en niñas y niños y las señales de alerta que indican que la niña o el niño necesita ser valorado por un profesional. Las oradoras de esta charla son la Dra. Lizbeth Mellin-Sánchez, profesora asistente de pediatría en UT Health Rio Grande Valley, y Laura Buckner, M.Ed., L.P.C., y Madre, UT Texas Center for Disability Studies.
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“Fragile X: A Conversation”
Saturday, April 24
10 - 11 a.m.
This webinar in English will focus on the genetics and care of children and families with Fragile X Syndrome. Speakers for this event are Dr. Daryl Scott, associate professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor, and Laura Buckner, program manager of the UT Texas Center for Disability Studies. 
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Genetics Webinar Series for Health Professionals

The Genetics Webinar Series for Health Professionals is a collaboration between the department and our partners at Texas Children's Hospital, the University of Texas at Austin - Texas Center for Disability Studies, the Department of State Health Services and Early Childhood Intervention and Health and Human Services.

All webinars are available for free on the ECI archived webinar page under the “Genetics Series” section for those who are not able to participate in the live event. 

Next Event

“Tipping the Scales: Imbalances in Our Chromosomes"
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Noon - 1 p.m.

This webinar will summarize genetic testing strategies to identify chromosomal deletions and duplications as well as describe common chromosomal aneuploidies, microdeletions, and microduplications. In addition, alternatives to guardianship, TexasProjectFIRST and employment information will be reviewed.


  • Laurie Robak, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of molecular and human genetics, Baylor College of Medicine 
  • Elizabeth Mizerik, M.S., C.G.C., genetic counselor and instructor of molecular and human genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Laura Buckner, M.Ed., L.P.C., Texas Center for Disability Studies at the University of Texas in Austin

Texas Children’s Hospital is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This nursing continuing professional development activity awards up to 5.0 contact hours. ECI service providers including EISs, Social Workers and LPCs will be able to obtain CEUs from these events. 

Free webinar but registration is required.
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