Positions

Overview

  • Jessica Denton, MS, CGC, is an assistant professor for the University of Alabama at Birmingham Genetic Counseling Master’s Program and the assistant director for the UAB Genetic Counseling Program. She is actively engaged in teaching and clinical rotation coordination for the genetic counseling program. Ms. Denton also provides clinical genetic counseling services for the UAB Cancer Genetics Clinic. Previously, Ms. Denton worked at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia as a genetic counselor for the JScreen program, a non-profit, at-home education and carrier screening program for Jewish genetic diseases.
    Ms. Denton graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Rhodes College in 2010. She received her Master of Science degree in Genetic Counseling at UAB in 2013. She is currently a pre-doctoral student in the UAB Nutrition Sciences program.
  • Research Overview

  • Ms. Denton’s research interests include methods of education for genetic counseling students including the incorporation of service learning and emotional intelligence into program curriculum. She is also interested in the intersection of nutrition and genetics in an effort to better understand the influence of genetics on common diseases including diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
  • Teaching Overview

  • Ms. Denton teaches extensively for the UAB Genetic Counseling Program including courses for first year students in advanced medical genetics and genomics, cancer, prenatal and adult genetics. She also teaches seminar courses for second year students including a service learning course and directs clinical rotation training. Ms. Denton also enjoys guest speaking for undergraduate and other graduate programs on the topic of genetic counseling.
  • Teaching Activities

  • CDS503 - Professional Skills III (Fall Term 2020) 2020
  • GC651 - Clinical Rotation I (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • GC650 - Clinical Laboratory Rotation (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • CDS502 - Professional Skills II (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • GC504 - Prenatal Genetics Emb and Tera (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • GC505 - Prin of Cancer & Adult Gen Cou (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • GC506 - Theory and Prac of Gen Coun (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • GC560 - Genetic Counseling Jrnal Club (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • GC560 - Genetic Counseling Jrnal Club (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • GC602 - Adv Topics in Gen Counseling (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • GC602 - Adv Topics in Gen Counseling (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • GC653 - Clinical Rotation III (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • GC654 - Clinical Rotation IV (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • GC655 - Clinical Roatation V (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • CDS501 - Professional Skills I (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • CDS503 - Professional Skills III (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • GBS726 - Adv Med Genetics & Genomics (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • GC600 - Adv Clinical Skills in GC (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • GC600 - Adv Clinical Skills in GC (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • GC652 - Clinical Rotation II (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • GC652 - Clinical Rotation II (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • GC653 - Clinical Rotation III (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • GC653 - Clinical Rotation III (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • GC725 - Adv Medical GeneticsGenomics (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • GC650 - Clinical Laboratory Rotation (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • CDS502 - Professional Skills II (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • GC504 - Prenatal Genetics Emb and Tera (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • GC505 - Prin of Cancer & Adult Gen Cou (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • GC506 - Theory and Prac of Gen Coun (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • GC560 - Genetic Counseling Jrnal Club (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • GC602 - Adv Topics in Gen Counseling (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • GC654 - Clinical Rotation IV (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • GC655 - Clinical Roatation V (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • GC698 - Non Thesis Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • CDS501 - Professional Skills I (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • CDS503 - Professional Skills III (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GBS726 - Advanced Medical Genetics (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GC501 - Genetics in Medicine (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GC560 - Genetic Counseling Jrnal Club (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GC600 - Adv Clinical Skills in GC (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GC652 - Clinical Rotation II (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GC652 - Clinical Rotation II (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GC653 - Clinical Rotation III (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GC653 - Clinical Rotation III (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GC698 - Non Thesis Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GC725 - Adv Medical GeneticsGenomics (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GC650 - Clinical Laboratory Rotation (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • GC651 - Clinical Rotation I (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • GC651 - Clinical Rotation I (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • CDS502 - Professional Skills II (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • GC504 - Prenatal Genetics Emb and Tera (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • GC505 - Prin of Cancer & Adult Gen Cou (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • GC560 - Genetic Counseling Jrnal Club (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • GC602 - Adv Topics in Gen Counseling (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • GC654 - Clinical Rotation IV (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • GC655 - Clinical Roatation V (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • GC698 - Non Thesis Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • CDS501 - Professional Skills I (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • CDS503 - Professional Skills III (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • GBS726 - Advanced Medical Genetics (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • GC600 - Adv Clinical Skills in GC (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • GC725 - Adv Medical GeneticsGenomics (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • GC650 - Clinical Laboratory Rotation (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • GC651 - Clinical Rotation I (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • GC651 - Clinical Rotation I (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • CDS502 - Professional Skills II (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • GC504 - Prenatal Genetics Emb and Tera (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • GC506 - Theory and Prac of Gen Coun (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • GC560 - Genetic Counseling Jrnal Club (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • GC602 - Adv Topics in Gen Counseling (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • GBS726 - Advanced Medical Genetics (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • GC510 - Intro to Genetic Counseling (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • GC560 - Genetic Counseling Jrnal Club (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • GC600 - Adv Clinical Skills in GC (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • GC725 - Advanced Medical Genetics (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • CDS503 - Professional Skills III (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • CDS504 - Professional Skills IV (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • GC650 - Clinical Laboratory Rotation (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • GC651 - Clinical Rotation I (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • GC651 - Clinical Rotation I (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • CDS502 - Professional Skills II (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • GC504 - Prenatal Genetics Emb and Tera (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • GC506 - Theory and Prac of Gen Coun (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • GC560 - Genetic Counseling Jrnal Club (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • GC602 - Adv Topics in Gen Counseling (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • CDS501 - Profesional Skills I (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • GC510 - Intro to Genetic Counseling (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • GC600 - Adv Clinical Skills in GC (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • GC725 - Advanced Medical Genetics (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • GC650 - Clinical Laboratory Rotation (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • GC651 - Clinical Rotation I (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • GC651 - Clinical Rotation I (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • GC504 - Prenatal Genetics Emb and Tera (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • GC602 - Adv Topics in Gen Counseling (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • GC600 - Adv Clinical Skills in GC (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • Education And Training

  • Master of Sciences or Mathematics in Genetic Counseling / Counselor, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2013
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Rhodes College 2010
  • Full Name

  • Jessica Denton