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Saturday, November 10
Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education: Presentation and Lecture
8:00
am
8:20
am, Hall D, Lower Level North
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to human genetics education.
Nominees for this award must have made a contribution that is recognized nationally
or internationally as being of exceptional quality and great importance to human
genetics education. Dr. Alan Emery, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford,
will be presented the 2012 Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education. An
acceptance lecture is scheduled. See page 116 for a description of this session and
a list of past winners.
Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award: Presentation and Lecture
8:20
am
8:40
am, Hall D, Lower Level North
This award is presented to an individual whose professional achievements have
fostered and enriched the development of various human genetics disciplines. In 2008
the Leadership Award was renamed to honor the memory of Victor A. McKusick (1921-
2008).
Dr. Francis Collins, National Institutes of Health, will be presented with the 2012
Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award. An acceptance speech is scheduled. See page
117
for a description of this session and a list of past winners.
C. W. Cotterman Awards Announced
8:40
am
8:45
am, Hall D, Lower Level North
The C. W. Cotterman Award winners will be announced and presented with certificates.
Each September, the editorial board of the
American Journal of Human Genetics
selects two articles representing the best papers published in the
Journal
during the
previous year by pre- or postdoctoral ASHG trainees.
Trainee Research Award Winners Announced
8:45
am
8:55
am, Hall D, Lower Level North
ASHG honors excellence in research conducted by predoctoral and postdoctoral
trainees, including genetic counseling trainees, through merit-based awards that rec-
ognize highly competitive abstracts submitted for the Annual Meeting. These awards
were renamed in 2012 to honor the late Charles Epstein. The six winners of the Charles
J. Epstein Trainee Awards for Excellence in Genetics Research will be announced. See
page 63 for a list of the 18 finalists and page 65 for a list of the 60 semifinalists.
Curt Stern Award: Presentation and Lecture
8:55
am
9:20
am, Hall D, Lower Level North
This award is presented yearly for outstanding scientific achievements in human
genetics occurring in the last 10 years. The work may be a single major discovery or
a series of contributions on a similar or related topic. This award honors the memory
of Curt Stern (1902-1981) as an outstanding and pioneering human geneticist. Dr. Jay
Shendure, University of Washington, will be presented the 2012 Curt Stern Award. An
acceptance lecture is scheduled. See page 119 for a description of this session and
a list of past winners.
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