Kathryn Steinhaus French

Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Genetics, Pediatrics
School of Medicine

Genetic Counselor


M.S., University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Phone: (714) 456-6873
Fax: (714) 456-5330
Email: kasteinh@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
UCI Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics/Genetics
101 The City Drive
Mail Code: 4482
Orange, CA 92868

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Research
Interests
Standardization of family pedigree symbols.
   
Research
Abstract
Professor Steinhaus French's research involves developing universal standards for human pedigree nomenclature. Through her research she has documented the need for the development of standardized pedigree symbols. She has developed recommendations for standardized family pedigree nomenclature. These symbols have been incorporated into graduate, medical and nursing student curriculum, board examinations, medical publications and computer software programs. She is currently involved in exploring the practical as well as ethical issues of family pedigree drawing, pedigree research and publication for use in medical, nursing and genetics training programs.
   
Publications Steinhaus, K., Bernstein, R., Bocian, M., "Importance of Accurate Diagnosis in Genetic Counseling for Neural Tube Defects" The American Journal of Human Genetics, 1989;45:A126

Spear, G. S., Steinhaus, K., Quddusi, A., "Diffuse Mesangial Sclerosis in a Fetus," Clinical Nephrology, 1991; 36:46-48.

Steinhaus, K., Bernstein, R., Bocian, M., "Importance of Accurate Diagnosis in Genetic Counseling for Neural Tube Defects", Clinical Genetics, 1991; 39: 355-361

Levonian, P and Steinhaus, K., "Recurrent Down Syndrome". Journal of Genetic Counseling, 1992;1:A112.

Bernstein, R., Steinhaus, K., Cain, M.J., "Prenatal application of fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) for identification of a mosaic Y chromosome marker, idic(Yp)," Prenatal Diagnosis, 1992;12:709-716.

Bennett, R., Steinhaus, K., Uhrich, S., O'Sullivan, C., "The need for developing standardized family pedigree nomenclature". Journal of Genetic Counseling, 1993;2:261-273.

Steinhaus, K., "Alternative job options: will they work for you?". Perspectives in Genetic Counseling, 1994;16:1, 6-7.

Bennett R, Steinhaus K, Uhrich S, O'Sullivan C, Resta R, Lochner-Doyle D, Markel D, Vincent V, Hamanishi J. "Recommendations for Standardized Human Pedigree Nomenclature." American Journal of Human Genetics, 1995; 56:745-752.

Steinhaus K, Bennett R, Resta R, Uhrich S, Lochner-Doyle D, Markel D, Vincent V. "Inconsistencies in Pedigree Symbols in Human Genetics Publications: A Need for Standardization." American Journal of Medical Genetics, 1995;56:291-295.

Bennett R, Steinhaus K, Uhrich S, O'Sullivan C, Resta R, Lochner-Doyle D, Markel D, Vincent V, Hamanishi J. "Recommendations for Standardized Human Pedigree Nomenclature." Journal of Genetic Counseling, 1995; 4(4):267-279.

Bennett RL, Steinhaus French KA, Resta RG, Doyle DL, "Standardized Human Pedigree Nomenclature: Update and Assessment of the Recommendations of the National Society of Genetic Counselors." Journal of Genetic Counseling, 2008, 17(5):424-433.
   
Professional
Societies
National Society of Genetic Counselors
American Board of Genetic Counseling
   
Other Experience CQI Committee Member
Calif. Dept. of Public Health-Prenatal Screening Program

Site Visitor Committee
American Board of Genetic Counseling

   
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