The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) offers numerous resources, programs, and events for human genetics trainees: undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research and clinical fellows. These include:

Douglas Dluzen, Training & Development Committee Member, describes trainee programs available year-round.


Web Resources

Career Corner: Interviews with genetics professionals in a variety of career areas 

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Outstanding research papers authored by trainee members of ASHG

Trainee Career Toolkit: How-to’s, tips, training programs, fellowships and grants, and other resources

Career Flowchart: Degrees and training needed for various genetics-related career options

Trainee Fellowships & Awards

ASHG/NHGRI Genetics Education & Engagement Fellowship: Participate in genetics education program development at ASHG, NHGRI, and an optional third organization

ASHG/NHGRI Genetics & Public Policy Fellowship: Participate in genetics policy analysis at NHGRI and ASHG, and work directly within the U.S. Congress

Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research: Honors excellence in trainee-conducted research presented at the ASHG Annual Meeting

ASHG/FASEB Mentored Travel Awards for Underrepresented Trainees: Supports participation of underrepresented trainees in the ASHG Annual Meeting, including travel costs and a mentoring component

Get Involved

ASHG Trainee Forum: Network with peers and read new content daily (available on Facebook and LinkedIn to trainee members only)

Trainee Leadership Opportunities: Gain leadership experience and contribute to the Society’s future on the ASHG Board and committees

Trainee Events at the Annual Meeting: Networking and mentoring events, skill-building workshops, career panels, and diversity initiatives

Conference to Career: A short course of webinars and an in-person networking event, developed jointly by ASHG and The Jackson Laboratory

Monika Schmidt, 2017 Training & Development Committee Chair, describes trainee programs at the Annual Meeting.

For membership purposes, trainees are undergraduate students or individuals completing various levels of post-baccalaureate training in human genetics or allied fields.