Inclusion

ASHG Announces 2022-2024 Human Genetics Scholars

ASHG Announces 2022-2024 Human Genetics Scholars

Published: August 17, 2022, 10:45 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, (202) 257-8424, press@ashg.org ASHG with generous support from National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), Biogen, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Merck & Co., Inc, and Roche, is pleased to recognize this year’s Scholars. The Human Genetics Scholars Initiative was developed to help advance diversity and... Read More

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

Addressing Cultural Awareness and Competency around Human Genetics in the Classroom

Through public engagement and education initiatives, ASHG strives to be a reliable and sought-after source for public information on the benefits of human genetics and genomics research. This information should be accessible to anyone with an interest in the field. While many people enrich their knowledge of this field through ASHG’s Discover Genetics resources, classrooms are often the first place that introduces someone... Read More

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

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion – Commitment to Progress

As we approach the end of 2020 and await the beginning of a bold new year, I applaud the commitment that the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has made to advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in human genetics and genomics research, policies, programming, workforce initiatives, membership, and volunteer leadership at all levels. I have the pleasure of serving on the Society’s Board and chairing the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, which was established 18 months ago and is... Read More

NHGRI Emphasizes the Need to Champion a Diverse Genomics Workforce

NHGRI Emphasizes the Need to Champion a Diverse Genomics Workforce

In October, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) published its strategic vision for the next decade of human genomics. NHGRI’s vision identifies guiding principles and values for human genomics, including the imperative to champion a diverse genomics workforce. Vence Bonham, J.D., senior advisor on genomics and health disparities to the NHGRI director, discusses why workforce diversity in genomics has become a critically urgent necessity for innovation and scientific... Read More

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