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Athena Starlard-Davenport and ASHG President Bruce Gelb at the ASHG HBCU Summit

ASHG Engages Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Advance Equity and Inclusion in Genomics Research and Workforce

As the leading professional scientific membership organization for human genetics and genomics researchers, ASHG convened its first-ever Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Partnership Summit. This Summit, which is a key activity of the ASHG Diversity Equity and Inclusion Task Force Action Plan FY2021-2024, aimed to bring together and meaningfully engage faculty, administrators, students, funders,... Read More

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Board Roundup: ASHG Board Reviews Committee Action Plans, Finances

The ASHG Board of Directors met on April 25-26 in Rockville, MD to discuss the Society’s annual meeting programming, meet with committee chairs from the ASHG Membership & Career Growth Group including the Awards Committee, Membership Engagement Committee and Career Development Committee, review ASHG’s financial position, advance ASHG’s strategic planning process by reviewing committee action... Read More

A Physician/Father’s Perspective on the Potential of Genetic Research

A Physician/Father’s Perspective on the Potential of Genetic Research

Human genetics and genomics has a profound impact on individuals, families, and communities. By showcasing narratives highlighting the potential of genetic research, ASHG seeks to honor those who participate in research and underscore the real-world implications of scientific inquiry. Hearing the voices of patients and their families can help members of the genetics and genomics... Read More

ASHG Thanks Congress for Sustaining Support for Biomedical Research, Urges Congress to Pass FY’24 Appropriations

ASHG Thanks Congress for Sustaining Support for Biomedical Research, Urges Congress to Pass FY’24 Appropriations

For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 21, 2024, 1:30 pm U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD - The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) thanks Congress for sustaining its support for biomedical research in the FY 2024 conference agreement by funding the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at $47.1 billion. In a... Read More

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