Inclusion

Hannah Valantine, MD, MCRP and Joshua Denny, MD, MS

NIH Leadership talks Diversity and Inclusion in Genetic Research: ASHG Interviews Hannah Valantine, MD, MCRP and Joshua Denny, MD, MS

June 2020 ASHG is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion initiatives in genetics research and building a scientific community that is welcoming to all. Genetic studies have largely focused on populations of European descent, and more work is needed to create diverse reference datasets. These tools can help to aid precision medicine discoveries for all... Read More

Improving Diversity & Inclusion: ASHG’s New Policy Statement

March 2020 In May 2019, ASHG leadership released the Society’s 2019-23 Strategic Plan, a document driving the next few years of Society priorities that outlines key avenues to advance the field and benefit members. To help achieve the Society’s vision that people everywhere realize the benefits of human genetics and genomics research, we understood that diversity and inclusion would need to be a priority.   There is a growing recognition that when the genetic diversity of humans... Read More

Efforts to Indigenize Genomics with Support of the HGSI

Posted By: Krystal Tsosie, MPH, MA, 2019-21 Human Genetics Scholar As an ASHG Human Genetics Scholars Initiative awardee, I want to thank the Society for enabling my international research endeavors to connect globally with Indigenous scholars. I was invited to present at the SING Indigenous Genomics conference at the University of Waikato in New Zealand... Read More

New Policy Statement Highlights Diversity and Inclusion Goals in Genetics and Genomics Research

Published: Thursday, January 23, 2020, 11:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan, 301.634.7346, press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD — The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) today announced that it has approved a new policy statement to guide its diversity and inclusion activities in support of the genetics and genomics workforce and in research participation. Last year, the... Read More

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