Inclusion

Announcing the 2020-2022 Human Genetics Scholars

Announcing the 2020-2022 Human Genetics Scholars

ASHG in partnership with NHGRI, Biogen, and Roche are pleased to recognize this year’s Scholars. The Human Genetics Scholars Initiative was developed to help advance diversity and inclusion in the human genetics research workforce. Jacqueline Harris, PhD is currently an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Grambling State University and has multidisciplinary training in biostatistics and... Read More

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

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