Huethers announce a generous matching 3 to 1 gift  
Thank You to our 2015 Donors

Dr. and Mrs. Carl Huether have just announced a generous matching 3 to 1 gift to the Huether Endowment with the goal of pushing the Endowment to the $100,000.00 mark. The success of this effort would mean students would receive double what they currently receive for travel to the NSGC meeting. Future classes would be assured of receiving these travel funds in perpetuity. Please consider contributing what you can. No amount is too small! 


In 2007, the first-ever endowment fund for the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program was established by Dr. and Mrs. Carl A. Huether. In the early 1980’s, Dr. Huether provided the vision for developing a new breed of professional training at UC, and became the founding Director of the UC Genetic Counseling Graduate Program. At that time, only a handful of similar training programs existed nationally. Motivated by his passion for teaching genetics and an interest in promoting new applications of human genetics, Dr. Huether collaborated with clinical genetics professionals at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to establish the two year master’s degree Genetic Counseling Program. Dr. Huether was the Program Director from 1982-1992; after that he remained involved with the program as a faculty advisor, research mentor, teacher and program advocate. Over the years, Dr. Huether taught and mentored over 100 genetic counseling graduate students in areas such as human genetics, research, epidemiology and population genetics (including the dreaded Bayes theorem).


The Genetic Counseling Program Endowment Fund was established upon Dr. Huether’s retirement from the Department of Biology after 41 years! To mark the occasion, many Genetic Counseling Program graduates contributed good wishes and stories recalling fond memories of Dr. Huether and his wife Carol, which were bound into an honorary booklet. The Genetic Counseling Program will be working with the UC Foundation to expand the Dr. and Mrs. Carl A. Huether Endowment Fund. Funds will be used to defray direct student costs for expenses related to conducting their research projects and attending regional and national professional meetings.