Cynthia Powell, MD

Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities
CB #7487
Medical School Wing E, UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7487
 
Phone: 919-966-4202
Email: powellcm@med.unc.edu
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Last Updated: March 27, 2012

Cynthia Powell
 

Discipline Coordinators: Genetics
 
Discipline(s): Genetics/Genetic Counseling
Medicine-Pediatrics
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Research: Newborn screening, ethical issues in genetics and genetic testing, genetic syndromes.
Education: Medical genetics residency training, continuing medical education and maintenance of certification for clinical geneticists.
Service: General genetics and dysmorphology clinics, Prader-Willi syndrome clinic, Angelman syndrome clinic, hearing loss genetics clinic, cytogenetics laboratory

Vita/Bio

Education:

1990 - 1993                   Fellowship, Clinical Genetics and Cytogenetics, Interinstitute Genetics Program, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC and National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

 

1987 - 1990                   Pediatric Residency, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC

 

1987                             M.D., Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA

 

1978                             M.S. in Human Genetics, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

 

1976                             B.A. in Biology, with concentration in Genetics, Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, Ithaca, NY

 

Certification And Licensure:

 

American Board of Pediatrics, 1990, recertified 1997 and 2004, #045388 

 

American Board of Medical Genetics:

Clinical Genetics, 1993, recertified 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010 #93238

Clinical Cytogenetics, 1993, recertified 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010 #93238

Genetic Counseling, 1982, #1388 (permanent certificate)

 

Board of Medical Examiners, State of North Carolina, 1993, license #0093-00571 (expires 7/18/2012)

 

Board of Medical Examiners, District of Columbia, 1989, license #18141 (inactive)

 

National Board of Medical Examiners, 1988, certificate #337614

 

Professional Experience – Employment History

 

        2004 – present        Chief, Division of Genetics and Metabolism, Department of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

      2001 – present        Research Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

      2001 – present        Director, Medical Genetics Residency Training Program, Department of Genetics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

      2000 - present         Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Genetics and Metabolism, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

      1996 - present         Medical Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory, UNC Hospitals

                                    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

      1993 - 2000             Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Genetics and Metabolism,
                                    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

     

      1993 - present         Medical Staff, UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

 

      1990 - 1993             Medical Staff, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC

 

      1978 - 1983             Genetic Counselor, Department of Clinical Genetics, Children's Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, DC

 

Professional Service

American Board of Medical Genetics, Board of Directors, 2006 – present

        Executive Board (President) 2012

        Executive Board (President-Elect) 2011           

        Executive Board (Treasurer) 2008-2010

                                         

Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education, Residency Review Committee for Medical Genetics, 2006 – present

NIH Study Section: ZRG1 ETTN-H(51) Improving Interventions for Communication Disorders, NIDCD, 2009.

 

American College of Medical Genetics, Education Committee member, 1998 – 2006

 

American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Genetics and Birth Defects, Executive Committee, 2006 - present

 

American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Genetics and Birth Defects, Nominating Committee, 2002 – 2004

 

American Board of Genetic Counseling, site visitor, 2001

 

Medical Advisory Board, CHERUBS, The Association for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, 1998 - present.

 

The Hastings Center, Project on Prenatal Testing for Genetic Disability, funded by the ELSI division of the National Human Genome Research Institute, grant 5R01HG01168-02. 1996 – 1998