Last month, Triton Jewish Leader Ilana Osoweicki partnered with JScreen to bring a massive, free genetic screening drive to campus. JScreen is a non-proft community-based public health initiative dedicated to preventing Jewish genetic diseases. Headquartered in Atlanta at Emory University School of Medicine, the JScreen initiative is a collaboration among clinical geneticists, socially minded businesses and nonprofits to provide everyday people with a ready access point to cutting-edge genetic testing technology, patient education and genetic counseling services.
Over 100 people joined Hillel and JScreen over the course of the day long drive for both an info session and also the swabbing drive itself. Jews and non-Jews alike benefited from this event and gained exposure to the wide array of programs and initiatives Hillel supports through Triton Jewish Leaders.