Newsletter

Fall 2019 Board Meeting Roundup

December 2019 The Fall 2019 ASHG Board meeting was held in Houston, Texas on October 14-15. The Board focused on work to be done for the Strategic Plan, important steps to maintain strong financial management, and strategic consideration of partnerships. It recognized hard work by committees, working groups, and Society staff in a productive and... Read More

Behind the Scenes: Developing the ASHG 2019 Press Program

Each year, the ASHG Annual Meeting hosts over 8,500 attendees from around the world for five days of the latest science, unparalleled networking, and opportunities to grow professionally and build skills. Among those attendees are 30-40 reporters, who are looking for the next big research and clinical advances, the most intriguing new technology, and inspiring... Read More

Mary Woolley President, Research!America

Advocating for Research with Mary Woolley, Research!America

Outside Voices: Advocating for Research with Mary Woolley, Research!America December 2019 ASHG: What is the state of support for biomedical research in Washington today? Ms. Woolley: After several years of flat federal funding for research that, due to inflation, nearly wiped out the increases seen during the years of doubling the NIH budget, we have... Read More

Executive Update: Looking to a New Decade of Continued Progress

Executive Update: Mona Miller, Executive Director December 2019 Happy almost 2020! As we turn the corner on a new decade, Les Biesecker notes in his December column the many achievements the field and the Society realized this year. We enter 2020 with momentum — including ever faster discoveries, novel collaborations, and translational applications; new diversity... Read More

Leslie Biesecker, MD, 2019 President

Reflecting on 2019: ASHG Highlights

As we approach the end of the year, I’ve spent some time reflecting on a productive and exciting 2019. ASHG has launched new programs like the Career Center, the Genetics Engagement & Education Network, the Human Genetics Scholars Initiative, and year-round digital programming. Each of these will strengthen and reinforce the value of the Society... Read More

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