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Building Healthy Families

Building Healthy Families

Genetic Testing As A Tool

Genetic Screening:

J Screen is offering genetic testing to the community as a follow-up from this event!

35 spots are available to people between the ages of 21-40 with insurance. Those who register will receive the testing for $49 (an $1100 value).

To register: 

1. Visit the link below and click on "Request Your Kit"
2. Select "Kansas City" under "How did you hear about J Screen?"
3. Enter coupon code "RPC2018" during step 4
4. Your kit will be mailed to the address provided on your registration


Sunday, April 22 from 2:30-4:30 pm
Jewish Community Campus Social Hall

Many factors go into the decision to expand our families including genetics, fertility, and counseling. With that in mind, several Jewish organizations are collaborating for a special program to address these issues.

The program is free and open to the entire community.

Event Schedule:

2:30 pm - Pick up testing kits, light refreshments
3:00 pm - Panel Discussion moderated by Annie Glickman, Director of Priya: A Fund for Jewish Reproduction
4:00 pm - Break-Out + Ask the Experts

If you have questions about this event please contact Annie Glickman by email or by phone at (913) 735.9242.

Childcare available by advance reservation

For children ages 6 months – 6th grade

The Park (5 and under): J Member - $7 | Non-member - $10
Youth Fitness Zone (K-6th): J Member - Free | Non-member - $10

To register, contact Stacey Belzer by email or by phone at (913) 981.8803.

About the Panelists:

Karen Arnovitz Grinzaid

Karen Grinzaid is Executive Director of J Screen, a national online Jewish genetic disease carrier screening program based out of Emory University School of Medicine. J Screen’s mission is to improve access to comprehensive, affordable pre-conception genetic screening by making it possible for people to test from the comfort of their own homes from anywhere in the U.S.

Karen has been part of the Emory University Genetics team since 1986. She has extensive experience in Jewish genetic disease screening, pre-conception, prenatal, pediatric and adult genetic counseling, newborn screening, and clinical research. She currently serves as Instructor and mentor in Emory’s Masters in Genetic Counseling training program.

Karen received her B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and her M.S. in Human Genetics from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. She is certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics/American Board of Genetic Counseling the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.

Dr. Daniel Kort

Dr. Daniel Kort is an experienced Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist committed to understanding his patients achieve their goals of building their family and educating them thoroughly about their fertility preservation options. Prior to joining Neway, Dr. Kort was an attending physician at Extend Fertility and East Coast IVF, now known as Damien Fertility Partners.

Dr. Kort attained his undergraduate degree to Tulane University and his medical degree from Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center. Subsequently, Dr. Kort received his fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility under the guidance of Dr. Roger Lobo, former President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and Dr. Mark Sauer, an international expert in infertility treatment.

Dr. Kort is currently double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). He has published extensively on reproductive aging, pregnancy in older women, and polycystic ovary syndrome in journals including Nature, Nature Medicine, and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG).

Debra Orbuch Grayson

Debra works from a Family Systems Model which recognizes that each family and individual is unique and that change comes from addressing the dynamics and interactions among members of a system. When working with families she meets with different subsystems of the family to help strengthen relationships which benefit the whole family. She enjoys working with clients and helping them to identify the challenges they are experiencing and to set goals and move toward creating changes in their lives. Throughout Debra’s work with clients, she provides tools, support, and encouragement as well as additional community resources to help sustain their growth.

Debra holds a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Maryland - College Park and a Bachelors Degree in Education and Behavioral Disabilities from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Debra has been working with families and children for 30 years providing individual, marital, family and group therapy. She enjoys blending her clinical skills with her experience as an educator. She has worked with adolescents in a variety of academic and clinical outpatient settings.

In addition to counseling and consulting, Debra partners with community organizations and agencies to provide training, consultation and clinical supervision.

If you have questions about this event
please contact Annie Glickman by email or by phone at (913) 735.9242.

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