Maureen Smith is the clinical director for the NUgene Project, a hospital-based genetic banking study in the Center for Genetic Medicine at Northwestern University. She has over 14 years of genetic counseling experience in the areas of prenatal, pediatric, adult and cancer genetics.
Prior to joining the staff on the NUgene Project, Maureen worked for private companies developing genetic educational materials and solutions for the delivery of genetic services. She has been awarded several clinical research grants and has authored numerous scientific articles and abstracts, as well as articles for the public.
Smith received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1983 from the University of California at Irvine and a Master of Science degree in Human Genetics from Sarah Lawrence College in 1987. She was board certified in Genetic Counseling by the American Board of Medical Genetics in 1990.