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Trainee Leadership Opportunities
American Society of Human Genetics
invites trainee members (defined as
undergraduate students and
various levels of post-baccalaureate training in human
genetics or allied fields) to
contribute to the Society's
leadership by serving on ASHG committees or the ASHG Board of Directors. Trainees in
these positions are expected to be
full, engaged committee/board
members and to fully embrace the
responsibilities of their position
(please see below).
ASHG Training and Development Committee (2 positions starting
and Development Committee is
responsible for recommending and, upon
Board approval, carrying out activities
concerned with the career/professional
development and other needs of ASHG's
trainee members. This committee also
serves as a liaison between early-career
members and the ASHG Board of Directors.
This committee will expand to eight
members, all of whom are trainees.
Meeting in person twice per year.
The spring meeting occurs on the
ASHG/FASEB campus in Bethesda, MD,
while the fall meeting occurs during
the Annual Meeting. Travel expenses
are paid by ASHG for the spring
meeting; complimentary registration
is provided for the Annual Meeting.
Participating in email
communications and conference calls
as necessary to both plan for
trainee-related events at the Annual
Meeting and to address the broader
needs of the ASHG trainee community.
Forum (LinkedIn group) on a regular
basis by contributing content/posts,
as well as engaging other Forum
members in conversation.
Evaluating applications for trainee
board and committee positions, and
recommending top candidates to the
board or committee in question.
You must be a
trainee member of
ASHG at the time of
trainee members are welcome
working toward a terminal
degree (MS, PhD, MD, etc.)
are eligible to apply. If
you have received your
terminal degree, it must
have been awarded
after 2011 (i.e., in 2012 or
As with all
committee/board members, you
may hold only one leadership
position at a time. Trainees
currently serving on ASHG
Board of Directors or other
committees are not eligible
committee members will be
evaluated by the current
members of the Training and
Development Committee. All
applicants will be notified
of their status in January
If you are interested in serving on
the committee, please
complete the application
no later than Friday, December 5,
2014. The application requires:
statement of your interest in
serving on the Training and
long-form answers to the
do you see as the major concerns
and opportunities facing members
of the society still in the
early phase of their career?
ASHG trainee-oriented resources
have you found particularly
helpful and are there resources
you feel that ASHG is currently
information regarding your
membership history and
attendance at ASHG meetings
recommendations from senior
colleagues, one of which MUST
be from an ASHG member;
references will be asked to
comment on the following:
Please describe the applicant's
leadership skills and potential,
including his/her previous
experience with professional
and/or volunteer service.
will the applicant's interests
and experience further the
mission of the committee he/she
is applying to?
note that recommendation forms will
be sent directly to your identified
references when you submit your
recommendation forms must be
completed by Friday, December 19,
The application is now closed.
The new Training and Development Committee
members will be announced in January 2015.
Please contact Katherine Lontok, PhD,
Educational Programs Manager, at
firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.