ThinkGenetic is happy to announce the hire of certified genetic counselor and medical writer, Deepti Babu, to Vice President of Communications and Patient Advocacy. She will have the primary responsibility to advocate for patients living with genetic conditions across ThinkGenetic’s activities.
ThinkGenetic President and Co-Founder, Len Barker, had nothing but excitement to share when asked about the addition of Deepti to ThinkGenetic.
“Deepti’s role is to be the voice of the patient in the products and services that we create here at ThinkGenetic. Her reputation in the clinic and in industry is one of compassion, clear communication, and energy. We are very fortunate to have her in this critical leadership position.”
Ms. Babu joined the company in June and has immediately begun working closely with multiple teams, providing oversight and direction to ensure ThinkGenetic’s content, communications, and relationships are crafted in a way that best serves the needs of the patient community.
Ms. Babu earned her Master’s in Human Genetics/Genetic Counseling from Sarah Lawrence College in 1999. She is a highly skilled writer and editor with medical communications and marketing experience, as well as 15 years of clinical acumen as a certified genetic counselor across medical specialties in two countries. She is also an active member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) and Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors (CAGC), and looks forward to beginning her two-year term as a Director-at-Large with the NSGC Board of Directors next year.
Deepti is especially delighted to be working alongside her genetic counseling school classmate and a ThinkGenetic Founder, Dawn Laney, and her family and colleagues in this new adventure.
“I am still pinching myself about joining the ThinkGenetic team in a role that seamlessly follows my passions for genetics, writing, and families,” explains Deepti, “My talented teammates are so impressive, and I look forward to making a positive difference for people and families living with genetic diseases.”
Deepti is thrilled to join the ThinkGenetic team and keep helping families with genetic conditions. When not doing this, she is often poring over cookbooks, being grilled by her sons on superhero factoids, or writing about her family’s foodie gene on her blog. In addition, Deepti is scheduled to speak at the upcoming Guidelines International Network North America Webinar Series, “Guideline Development for Non‐Physician Clinicians” webinar on June 29, 2017, discussing work she did with the NSGC’s Practice Guidelines Committee.
Please join us in welcoming Deepti Babu to the ThinkGenetic family! You can also see the formal press announcement here.