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ASHG/CHARLES J. EPSTEIN TRAINEE AWARDS FOR
EXCELLENCE IN HUMAN GENETICS RESEARCH
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 Dr. Charles Epstein.
Congratulations to the 60 semifinalists. Semifinalists were selected based on abstract
score and awarded complimentary registration plus $750 each. Of those semifinalists,
18
finalists (selected by the Awards Committee) received an additional $250. The
finalists’ presentations were reviewed by the ASHG Awards Committee and volunteer
judges during the Annual Meeting. Six winners are chosen to receive an additional
$1000 each. See below for the list of finalists and semi-finalists. The winners will be
announced on Saturday, November 10 at the Awards session starting at 8:45 am.
Members of the Awards Committee are Christopher Pearson,
Chair
;
Goncalo Abecasis,
Georgia Dunston, Maximilian Muenke, Pragna Patel, Sharon Plon; Mary-Claire King,
ex officio.
TRAINEE AWARDS
Name/Presentation Date & Time
Session
Number
Program
Number
Award
Category
Room
Li, Q.
Tuesday, 5:50 pm (Plenary)
Translational cis-regulation of gene ...
02
5
Postdoctoral
Hall D
Lower Level
North
Xifara, D.
Wednesday, 10:30 am (Platform)
The detection, structure and uses of ...
12
16
Predoctoral
Gateway
Ballroom
103
Lower
Level South
Ordulu, Z.
Wednesday, 10:30 am (Platform)
Lessons learned from next-gen ...
18
70
Postdoctoral
Room 130
Lower Level
North
Doyle, A. J.
Wednesday, 10:30 am (Platform)
Heterozygous germline mutations in a ...
19
79
Postdoctoral
Room 123
Lower Level
North
O’Roak, B. J.
Wednesday, 11:15 am (Platform)
The discovery and validation of genes ...
11
10
Postdoctoral
Hall D
Lower Level
North
Powell, W. T.
Wednesday, 11:15 am (Platform)
A long, non-coding RNA from the ...
17
64
Predoctoral
Room 132
Lower Level
North
Kitzman, J. O.
Wednesday, 11:30 am (Platform)
Noninvasive whole-genome
sequencing of a ...
18
74
Predoctoral
Room 130
Lower Level
North