Donna Martin, MD, PhD Secretary, ASHG

Consider Joining an ASHG Committee This Year

Board and committee members are among the most important facets of Society life and serve as important member engagement opportunities. Each year, ASHG is committed to reflecting the diversity of the communities it seeks to serve in its leadership and encourages applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups for service on the board... Read More

ASHG's recently launched new initiative is a critical first step

Confronting the Past – A Necessary Path to Equity

To chart a path toward an equitable future, ASHG’s Board of Directors considered and approved in April 2021 an updated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force Action Plan that recognizes a key strategic focus area, which is to acknowledge and reckon with a history of past harms linked to racism, eugenics, or other systemic forms... Read More

Professional Practice and Social Implications Committee 

Professional Practice and Social Implications Committee Addresses Issues in Genetics and Genomics Research

The newly formed Professional Practice and Social Implications (PPSI) Committee met early this year to create their Action Plan. This committee, established by the ASHG Board of Directors in 2019, is charged with helping ASHG members and the research community advance genetics and genomics in ways that integrate and embed societal impacts within research goals and practices.  This Action Plan, to be implemented over the next three to five... Read More

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