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The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Laurens County will feature Dr. Leta M. Tribble, Director of Education at the Greenwood Genetic Center, at its regular monthly meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, in the Education Room at the Laurens County Healthcare Center (hospital). The public is invited to attend.


NAMI exists to advocate for persons with mental illness and their families and to share information concerning mental illnesses and their treatment. The local chapter meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month with the exception of May and December. All meetings are open to any who may be interested in attending.


As Director of Education at the Greenwood Genetic Center, Dr. Tribble is responsible for helping doctors, patients, students, teachers and the general public understand the genetic roots of many diseases and disorders. In her presentation to the Laurens County NAMI group, she will be focusing on the relationship between genetics and mental illnesses, such as bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and others.


Dr. Tribble was born in Miami and graduated from high school in Moultrie, GA. She came to Clinton as a student at Presbyterian College. After receiving her BS (Biology) from PC, she went to earn an M.Ed (Natural Science) from Converse College and a PhD (Medical Genetics Education) from the University of South Carolina.


Dr. Tribble serves as Adjunct Faculty at both the College of Nursing at Clemson and at USC. She also assists in the coordination of the Genetic Center’s accredited medical residency and post-doctoral training programs.


Prior to joining the staff of the Genetic Center in Greenwood, Dr. Tribble taught at Thornwell High School in Clinton and also in Atlanta. She and her family attend First Presbyterian Church in Clinton where she currently serves as an Elder.


While she was a student at PC, Dr. Tribble met her future husband, David Tribble, who currently serves as a Laurens County Commissioner. The Tribbles have four children.


If you have any NAMI questions, please call Ruth Sharpe, President, (864) 998-3351.




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