2021 Awardees

ASHG 2021 award lectures are now available for viewing! Visit the ASHG Learning Center to hear from our 7 awardees.

ASHG is honored to share that the Gruber Genetics Prize was presented to Stuart Orkin, MD in conjunction with the ASHG 2021 Virtual Meeting. The prize was presented on October 7, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:10 pm U.S. ET.

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) congratulates the 2021 recipients of the Society’s seven prestigious prizes in human genetics.

C. Thomas Caskey, MD, Recipient of the 2021 William Allan Award
C. Thomas Caskey, MD            Watch Award Lecture 
2021 William Allan Award
Emmanouil Dermitzakis, PhD, Recipient of the 2021 Curt Stern Award
Emmanouil Dermitzakis, PhD Watch Award Lecture 
2021 Curt Stern Award
Neil Lamb, PhD, Recipient of the 2021 Arno Motulsky- Barton Childs Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education
Neil Lamb, PhD
Watch Award Lecture          2021 Education Award
Wylie Burke, MD, PhD          Watch Award Lecture 
2021 McKusick Award
Sharon Terry, MA, Recipient of the 2021 Advocacy Award
Sharon Terry, MA                  Watch Award Lecture 
2021 Advocacy Award
Alberto Santiago-Cornier, MD, PhD, recipient of the 2021 Mentorship Award
Alberto Santiago-Cornier, MD, PhD                                       Watch Award Lecture 
2021 Mentorship Award
Cristen J. Willer, PhD, Recipient of the 2021 Early-Career Award
Cristen J. Willer, PhD            Watch Award Lecture 
2021 Early-Career Award

2021 Gruber Genetics Prize

The Gruber Genetics Prize is presented by The Gruber Foundation to a leading scientist, or up to three, in recognition of groundbreaking contributions to any realm of genetics research. Dr. Orkin’s remarkable body of work has not only revolutionized our understanding of how these illnesses occur but has also led to promising new gene-based therapies for thalassemia and sickle cell disease, two inherited blood disorders that affect millions of people around the world. The prize was presented on October 7, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:10 pm U.S. ET. ASHG 2021 Virtual Meeting

Stuart Orkin, MD
Stuart Orkin, MD
2021 Gruber Genetics Prize


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