The Day Family Scholarship in Genetics
The Day Family Scholarship in Genetics was established in 2005 by Gordon Day in memory of his wife Ruth. Their daughter, Dr. Janet Williams (1968 B.S.N, Nursing; 1972 M.A. Nursing; 1989 Ph.D., Educational Psychology Measurement and Statistics) is a professor in the University of Iowa College of Nursing.
In addition to her role as professor, Dr. Williams is a genetics nurse specialist, a PNP, and a genetic counselor. She is the chair of the University of Iowa Behavioral and Social Science Institutional Review Board, and she directed the Clinical Genetics Nursing Research Postdoctoral Fellowship program, funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR).
Dr. Williams conducts research, involving people with prodromal Huntington disease, family caregiving by adults and adolescents for persons with Huntington disease, and ethical issues in disclosure of secondary findings from genomic analysis in clinical and research settings. She is the past president of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics and is a consultant on national and international projects to promote research, education, and practice of nurses regarding genetics.
Dr. Williams is also the American Academy of Nursing’s representative to the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health.
Congratulations on receiving the The Day Family Scholarship in Genetics