Career Development Committee

The Career Development Committee shall recommend, and upon approval by the Board of Directors, carry out activities concerned with the training and career development of ASHG members. The committee will guide career fairs, career panels, mentoring, etc., with an initial focus on career needs during the training and early-career periods. Topics might include careers outside academia, mentoring, soft skills, work-life balance and mental health, lab management grant writing, etc. Committee meets at the Annual Meeting and by web conference as needed.

View the Career Development Committee’s Action Plan

Committee Group: Membership & Career Growth, along with Awards and Membership Engagement Committees

2023 Committee Members

  • Co-Chair: Danjuma Quarless, PhD, AbbVie
  • Co-Chair: Andrew R. Marderstein, PhD, Stanford University
  • Incoming Co-Chair: Latrice Landry, PhD, Harvard University
  • Yang Cao, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine
  • Jia Qi Cheng-Zhang, MS, University of Pittsburgh
  • Marija Debeljak, BS, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Elham Ghorbanpour, MS, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Dana Godrich, BA, University of Miami
  • Carrie Haverty, MS, Mirvie
  • Lucia Hindorff, PhD, NIH/NHGRI
  • Tesfaye Mersha, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Anna Miller, BA, Case Western Reserve University
  • Jennifer Posey, MD/PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Arwa Raies, PhD, AstraZeneca
  • Cristopher Van Hout, PhD, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Jordan Whitlock, BS, University of Alabama at Birmingham


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