Subcommittees and Representation on Other Boards

  • ASHG Executive Committee
    The President, President-elect, Immediate Past President, Past Past President, Executive Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Executive Director shall compose an Executive Committee which shall be authorized, subject to review by the Board, to act on behalf of the Board between meetings. The Executive Committee meets by telephone once a month.

  • ASHG Finance Committee
    The FINANCE COMMITTEE shall consist of the Treasurer, who will chair the committee, the President, the President-elect, the Journal Editor and the Executive Vice President and the Executive Director. The Finance Committee will advise the Board and the Treasurer on the allocation of funds, within the limits set by the Board.

In practice, because the Board deals thoroughly with ASHG business at its meetings, interim intervention by these subcommittees is seldom required.

FASEB Representation

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), is a corporate body of independent Societies with an aggregate membership of 60,000 biomedical scientists governed by a Board of Directors. The ASHG is one of 24 professional scientific societies that comprise FASEB, and has representation on its Board of Directors and several FASEB committees. As a federation, FASEB ensures access to and involvement in a wide variety of policy issues of national and international interest. ASHG members chosen for these key positions are charged with providing a voice for the genetics community, participating in the decision-making process, and consulting with the ASHG Board of Directors on policy decisions that may have an impact on the Society. Current FASEB representatives are as follows:

  • Federation Board: Gary Cutting

  • Science Policy Committee: Ed McCabe

  • Publications and Communications Committee: Miriam Blitzer

  • Research Conferences Advisory Committee: Mike Lovett

  • Excellence in Science Award Committee: Wylie Burke

Other Representatives

  • Association of Professors of Human/Medical Genetics Liaison: Miriam Blitzer

  • NHGRI National Advisory Council:

  • National Coalition for Education of Health Professionals in Genetics: Michael Dougherty

  • International Federation of Human Genetics Societies (IFHGS): Judith Allanson

  • Human Genome Organization Ethics Committee: David Nelson

  • Liaison Board for the Human Genome Epidemiology Network (HuGE Net): Jan Friedman

  • Council of Academic Societies (CAS): Reed Pyeritz