Program Committee

The Program Committee is responsible for the scientific content of the Annual Meeting and other meetings sponsored by the Society. Committee meets by conference calls (at least 3) to select the featured symposium program and in person in July to select the abstract-driven program. Committee also meets in person in October/November at the Annual Meeting.

Committee Group: Scientific & Research Excellence, along with the the Digital Learning Committee and Professional Practice & Social Implications Committee

2024 Committee Members

  • Chair: Beth Sullivan, PhD, Duke University
  • Incoming Chair: Colleen Campbell, PhD, MS, LGC, University of Iowa
  • Stephanie Bielas, PhD, University of Michigan
  • Nicholette Allred, PhD, Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Kevin Booth, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Yang Cao, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
  • Gemma Carvill, PhD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Daniel Chasman, PhD, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Elfride De Baere, MD, PhD, Center for Medical Genetics Ghent/Ghent University Hospital
  • Megan Dennis, PhD, University of California, Davis
  • Marina DiStefano, PhD, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • Jill Fahrner, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Sarah Gagliano Taliun, PhD, Montréal Heart Institute/Université de Montréal
  • Simon Gregory, PhD, Duke University
  • Ryan Hernandez, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
  • Hailiang Huang, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Tuomas Kilpeläinen, PhD, University of Copenhagen
  • Jacob Kitzman, PhD, University of Michigan
  • Ephrat Levy-Lahad, MD, Shaare Zedek Medical Center
  • Qiongshi Lu, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Heather Ochs-Balcom, PhD, University at Buffalo
  • Brandon Pierce, PhD, University of Chicago
  • Renato Polimanti, PhD, Yale University
  • Steve Reilly, PhD, Yale University
  • Fernando Scaglia, MD, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Cassandra Spracklen, PhD, University of Massachusetts
  • Catherine Tcheandjieu, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
  • Jing Wang, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Genevieve Wojcik, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Brooke Wolford, PhD, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Jingjing Yang, PhD, Emory University
  • Heather Zierhut, PhD, MS, CGC, University of Minnesota


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