AETNA U.S. HEALTHCARE PROFESSORSHIP IN MEDICAL GENETICS
Established in 1996 by Aetna U.S. Healthcare

AETNA U.S. HEALTHCARE is a leading provider of managed healthcare benefits and indemnity healthcare benefits, as well as group insurance coverage, pharmacy, and dental plans. The company's vision is "to create the opportunity for all Americans to lead full and healthy lives." To further this vision, Aetna U.S. Healthcare has become a leader in the use of information and state-of-the-art technology, exemplified by InteliHealth--an award-winning consumer health information website started with the help of Johns Hopkins. InteliHealth makes available millions of pages of consumer health information and medical data to consumers, providers, and employers worldwide.

 

GARRY R. CUTTING, the Aetna U.S. Healthcare Professor in Medical Genetics, is medical director of the Hopkins DNA Diagnostic Laboratory, which uses a molecular genetic approach to help understand the function of several types of chloride channels. Dr. Cutting, who joined the faculty in 1983 in both medical genetics and pediatrics, is particularly interested in human diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, caused by defects in these proteins. He served as the interim director of the McKusick-Nathans Center for Medical Genetics.