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DANVILLE, Pa. -- Adam Buchanan, M.S., M.PH, has been named to the board of directors of the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).

The ABGC sets standards for certifying genetic counselors and provides leadership in education and promotion surrounding the value of certified genetic counselors. Mr. Buchanan will begin a four-year term with the Board starting in January 2017.

He is an assistant professor at the Genomic Medicine Institute at Geisinger Health System, where he is involved in the program to return important genomic findings to participants in Geisinger’s MyCode Community Health Initiative.  Mr. Buchanan’s research interests include investigating questions about the delivery, follow-up care and support structures needed in large-scale genetic programs.

He is both a licensed and certified genetic counselor. He was previously a research scientist at the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, N.C. Mr. Buchanan has been an ABGC Diplomate since 2005 and has served as an ABGC Item Writer, developing exam questions. He received his master of science in Genetic Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

About Geisinger
Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldrige Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.

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CONTACT: Mike Ferlazzo, 570-214-7410, msferlazzo@geisinger.edu