ASHG established this award to recognize outstanding contributions to human genetics education. Nominees:
- Must have made contributions that are recognized nationally or internationally as being of exceptional quality and great importance to human genetics education
- Should have long-standing involvement in genetics education, contributions in more than one area, and contributions of substantive influence on individuals and/or organizations
- Should show a commitment to diversity and inclusivity
Examples of the types of contributions that might qualify a nominee include: producing a set of writings that has had a major influence on human genetics education, developing a curriculum or innovative teaching program that is widely emulated, writing a book that has been adopted by many universities, or developing an educational website. Nominees may be individuals or groups. All nominees and winners must be current ASHG members. If a group is nominated, at least one nominee in the group must be a current member. A monetary award of $10,000 and plaque will be presented to the recipient(s) at the Society’s Annual Meeting.
Nominees for the Arno Motulsky-Barton Childs Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education may emerge from submissions from the membership, from the Awards Committee, or from the Public Education & Awareness Committee. The Public Education & Awareness Committee will review all nominations and make a recommendation to the Awards Committee. Those proposing a candidate for this award should be aware that committee members might not be acquainted with the nominee, and they will benefit from receiving the following materials as part of the online application process. Nominees who are not selected for this award will remain eligible, without re-nomination, for an additional two years following the year of nomination.
All Motulsky-Childs Award candidates must be an ASHG member. Candidates can self-nominate, or be nominated by a colleague, mentor, mentee, etc. The Awards Committee will review all nominations.
Required Nomination Materials
- One nomination letter
- Two letters supporting the nomination (up to three)
- Candidate’s resume or CV