Jewish Federation, Sharsheret present talk on Jewish genetic diseases

Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Professional Societies and Sharsheret have partnered in planning “Knowledge is Power: Impacting the Health of Future Generations,”featuring Karen Grinzaid, Director of JScreen, a not-for-profit at-home education and carrier-screening program for Jewish genetic diseases. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, following a brief reception at 6:30 p.m. at the Jewish Federation building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Dietary laws observed.

Grinzaid will present on the prevalence of Jewish genetic diseases, their impact on individuals, families and communities, the importance of genetic screening to help people plan ahead for the health of their future families, and ways healthcare professionals can help families access information and testing.  

Register online at For more information, contact Karen Sher at [email protected] or 314-442-3824, or Lynne Palan at [email protected] or 314-442-3266.This event is generously sponsored by SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital.

 Grinzaid is an instructor, program co-director and senior genetic counselor at Emory University in the Department of Human Genetics.