Nancy Adams, pioneer in genetic counseling
Interview by Jeanie Groh, UNCG Magazine. Filmed and edited by Martin W. Kane, UNCG Magazine.

It wasn't unusual for Nancy James Adams '60, '77 MS to make the trek between Burlington and Greensboro in the early '70s. The young mother of two often attended seminars and other events at her alma mater, UNCG. But one day in 1973, everything changed. She heard about something new — genetic counseling — on the car radio.

Though no university in the Eastern United States offered a program in this new field, UNCG made it possible for her to become the first licensed genetic counselor in North Carolina.