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ASHG’s Proposed Language for Diversity in Research Participation Incorporated in NIH Funding Bill

The Society’s proposed language on diversity in research participation has been incorporated in the final version of this year’s Senate NIH funding bill. The proposed text included in the bill is below: The Committee recognizes the benefits of broad and inclusive participation in biomedical research for increasing health equity. Research cohorts of diverse genetic ancestry... Read More

Advocacy Certificate for Human Genetics and Genomics Trainees

Applications for the 2023 cohort are now CLOSED. ASHG is committed to helping our members champion human genetics and genomics research, and advocate for policies that support research and advance the field. The Society provides opportunities and resources to support members in engaging with policymakers through the ASHG Advocates network and the Advocacy Center. Building... Read More

Sharon Terry, MA

ASHG Honors Sharon Terry, MA with the 2021 ASHG Advocacy Award

Published: Monday, July 12, 2021, 12:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Krystal Foster, 631-946-0740 press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD – The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named Sharon Terry, MA as the 2021 recipient of the Advocacy Award. Terry is president and CEO of the Genetic Alliance, an organization engaging individuals, families, and communities... Read More

Making the Case for Human Genetics and Genomics Research

The pandemic and challenges of the past year have made clear how much science and research can impact every aspect of society, from public health and health equity to the economy. It is now more important than ever for scientists to engage with the public, including policymakers. The Government and Public Advocacy Committee (GPAC) is... Read More

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