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INVITED AND PLATFORM SESSIONS
Saturday, October 26
8:30
AM
–8:40
AM
SESSION 68 – ASHG Charles J. Epstein Trainee
Awards for Excellence in Human Genetics Research:
Announcement of Winners
Hall B2, Level 0 (Lower Level), Convention Center
Presenter
:
C. E. Pearson, Awards Committee Chair
Hosp. for Sick Children
ASHG honors excellence in research conducted by
predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees, including
genetic counseling trainees, through merit-based
awards that recognize highly competitive abstracts
submitted for the Annual Meeting. These awards were
renamed to honor the late Dr. Charles Epstein.
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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 announced today will receive an additional
$1000 each.
Saturday, October 26
8:20
AM
–8:30
AM
SESSION 67 – C.W. Cotterman Awards Announcement
Hall B2, Level 0 (Lower Level), Convention Center
Presenter
:
David L. Nelson, Editor,
The American
Jour
nal of Human Genetics
Baylor Coll. of Med
Each September, the editorial board of
The American
Jour
nal of Human Genetics
selects two articles
published in the journal in the previous year that best
represent outstanding scientific contributions to the
field of human genetics. Two Cotterman Awards are
given annually. Monetary awards of $1,000 and a
certificate will be presented to the recipients for the
top two papers published in the Journal during the
previous year on which the first author was either a
pre- or post-doctoral trainee and an ASHG member.