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Ginger Norris

Clinical Research Program Manager

LocaAssistant Professor


VCU Health: NOW Center
11958 W. Broad Street
Henrico, Virginia 23233

(804) 364-6519 - clinical
(804) 662-5300 - academic

“As a genetic counselor, I strive to empower individuals and families to make the best possible decisions for them. Research is critical to improve knowledge and care for individuals. I feel lucky to have the opportunity to collaborate with clients and their families as well as other professionals as we work together to increase the understanding of movement disorders and improve available treatments."


  • M.S. in Genetic Counseling, University of Maryland

  • B.S. in Biology, Meredith College

Professional certifications

  • Certified Genetic Counselor, American Board of Genetic Counseling

Professional affiliations

  • National Society of Genetic Counselors

Recent publications

  • Dodson KM, Blanton SH, Welch KO, Norris VW, Nuzzo RL, Wegelin JA, Marin RS, Nance WE, Pandya A, Arnos KS. (2011) Vestibular Dysfunction in DFNB1 Deafness. Am J Med Genet. 155(5):993-1000.

  • Withrow KA, Tracy KA, Burton SK, Norris VW, Maes HH, Arnos KS, Pandya A (2009) Impact of genetic advances and testing for hearing loss: Results from a national consumer survey. Am J Med Genet Part A 149A:1159–1168.

  • Hilgert N, Huentelman MJ, Thorburn AQ, Fransen E, Dieltjens N, Mueller-Malesinska M, Pollak A, Skorka A, Waligora J, Ploski R, Castorina P, Primignani P, Ambrosetti U, Murgia A, Orzan E, Pandya A, Arnos K, Norris V, et al. (2009) Phenotypic variability of patients homozygous for the GJB2 mutation 35delG cannot be explained by the influence of one major modifier gene. Eur J Hum Genet. 17(4):517-24.

  • Arnos KS, Welch KO, Tekin M, Norris VW, Blanton SH, Pandya A, Nance WE (2008) A comparative analysis of the genetic epidemiology of deafness in the United States in two sets of pedigrees collected more than a century apart. Am J Hum Genet. 83(2):200-7.

  • Norris VW, Arnos, KS Pandya A, Hanks W, Xia XJ, Nance WE and Pandya A(2006) Does Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Identify all Children with GJB2 (Connexin 26) Deafness? Pentrance of GJB2 Deafness. Ear and Hearing, 27, 732-741.

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