Wendy R. Uhlmann, M.S., C.G.C.

Wendy R. Uhlmann, M.S., C.G.C.

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Human Genetics and Department of Internal Medicine
Genetic Counselor / Clinic Coordinator, Medical Genetics Clinic

300 North Ingalls Bldg, NI3 A03, SPC 5419
Ann Arbor
Research Interests: 

Predictive genetic testing
Ethical issues and genetics
Genetic counseling and risk communication
Integration of genetics into healthcare
Genetics policy issues

Honors and Awards: 
2013 - University of Michigan, Basic Science Teaching Award in Human Genetics
2011 - National Society of Genetic Counselors Natalie Weisberger Paul Lifetime Achievement Award
2009 - National Society of Genetic Counselors, Outstanding Volunteer Award
1996 - National Society of Genetic Counselors, Regional Leadership Award
1987 - MS Human Genetics with specialization in genetic counseling, University of Michigan
1983 - BA Biology, Oberlin College
Selected Publications: 

Uhlmann WR, Schuette JL, Yashar BM (ed.) A Guide to Genetic Counseling 2nd edition. Wiley-Blackwell: New York, NY. July 2009.

Baker DL, Schuette JL, Uhlmann WR (ed.). A Guide to Genetic Counseling. 1st edition. Wiley-Liss Inc.: New York, 1998.

Selected Publications
Murray B, Yashar BM, Uhlmann WR, Clauw DJ, Petty EM. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hypermobility type: A characterization of the patients’ lived experience. Am J Med Genet. 161:2981-2988, 2013. Epub 2013 Nov 6.

Burke W, Antommaria AHM, Bennett R, Botkin J, Clayton EW, Henderson GE, Holm IA, Jarvik GP, Khoury MJ, Knoppers B, Press NA, Ross LF, Rothstein MA, Saal H, Uhlmann WR, Wilfond B, Wolf SM, Zimmern R. Recommendations for returning genomic incidental findings? We need to talk! Genet Med. 15:854-859. Epub 2013 Aug1.

Roberts JS, Uhlmann WR. Genetic susceptibility testing for neurodegenerative diseases: Ethical and practice issues. Prog Neurobiol. 110:89-101. Epub 2013 Apr 9.

Sagi M, Uhlmann WR. Genetic services and training of genetic counselors in Israel: An overview. J Genet Counsel. 22:890-896. Epub 2013 Feb 24.

Cohen SA, Gustafson SL, Marvin ML, Riley BD, Uhlmann WR, Liebers SB, Rousseau JA; Report from the National Society of Genetic Counselors Service Delivery Model Task Force: A proposal to define models, components, and modes of referral. J Genet Counsel. 21:645-651, 2012. Epub 2012 May 8.

Roberts JS, Chen CA, Uhlmann WR, Green RC, REVEAL Study Group: Effectiveness of a condensed protocol for disclosing APOE genotype and providing risk education for Alzheimer’s disease. Genet Med. 14:742-748, 2012. Epub 2012 Apr 12.

Uhlmann WR. National Society of Genetic Counselors Natalie Weissburger Paul lifetime achievement award address: the power of connecting. J Genet Couns, 2012 Feb; 21(1):7-12.

Uhlmann WR, Sharp RR: Genetic testing integration panels (GTIPs): A novel approach for considering integration of direct-to-consumer and other new genetic tests into patient care. J Genet Counsel. 21:374-381, 2012. Epub 2012 Jan 14.

Hock KT, Christensen KD, Yashar BM, Roberts JS, Gollust SE, Uhlmann WR. Direct-to-consumer genetic testing: An assessment of genetic counselors’ knowledge and attitudes. Genet Med 13; 325-332, 2011.

Christensen KD, Roberts JS, Uhlmann WR, Green RC. Changes to perceptions of the pros and cons of genetic susceptibility testing after APOE genotyping for Alzheimer’s disease risk. Genet Med. 13; 409-414, 2011.

Kopits IM, Chen C, Roberts JS, Uhlmann W, Green RC: Willingness to pay for genetic testing for Alzheimer’s disease: a measure of personal utility. Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 15:871-875, 2011.

Owens KM, Marvin ML, Gelehrter TD, Ruffin MT, Uhlmann WR. Clinical use of the Surgeon General’s “My Family Health Portrait” (MFHP) tool: Opinions of future health care providers. J Genet Counsel. 2011 Oct; 20(5):510-525. 2011 Jun 24 [Epub]

Roberts JS, Karlawish JH, Uhlmann WR, Petersen RC, Green RC. Mild cognitive impairment in clinical care: A survey of American Academy of Neurology members. Neurology 75; 425-431, 2010.

Wain KE, Uhlmann WR, Heidebrink J, Roberts JS. Living at risk: The sibling’s perspective of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. J Genet Counsel. J Genet Counsel 18: 239-251, 2009.

Mester J, Trepanier A, Harper C, Rozek L, Yashar BM, Uhlmann WR. Perceptions of licensure: A survey of Michigan genetic counselors. J Genet Counsel. 18; 357-365, 2009.

Uhlmann WR, Guttmacher AE. Key internet genetics resources for the clinician. JAMA. 299:1356-1358, 2008.

Uhlmann WR. Why we need to talk openly about death: The ultimate homework assignment. Newsweek.com, My Turn: Health Triumphs. www.newsweek.com/id/162173.
October 3, 2008.

Uhlmann WR, Bennett R, Botkin JR, Botstein D, Boughman JA, Chakravarti A, Clayton EW, Kahn J, Koenig B, Murray TH, Olson MV, Rowley J, Terry S, Valle D: Planning the genome institute’s future. Science 299: 1515, 2003.

Guttmacher AE, Jenkins J, Uhlmann WR: Genomic medicine: Who will practice it? A call to open arms. Am J Med Genet Seminars in Medical Genetics 106: 216-222, 2001.

Uhlmann, WR: 1999 Presidential address to the National Society of Genetic Counselors. J Genet Counsel 9: 3-8, 2000.

Uhlmann WR. When Genes Are Decoded, Who Should See the Results? Invited essay, New York Times. Page D7, February 29, 2000.

Uhlmann, WR, Ginsburg D, Gelehrter TD, Nicholson, J, Petty, EM: Questioning the need for anonymous genetic counseling and testing. Am J Hum Genet 59: 968-970, 1996.