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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

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

ASHG Connects with Students and Teachers to Share Resources

ASHG Connects with Students and Teachers to Share Resources

ASHG envisions a future with an informed public that continues to understand basic genetic concepts, receives equitable access to genetic information, and understands and appreciates humanity’s diversity. To achieve this, the Society has exhibited at a few 2020 conferences for the science-interested public and science educators. The goal of attending these conferences was to increase awareness of ASHG and its resources, as well as connect with a larger public community.   During the month of... Read More

Board of Directors Report: Fall 2020

Board of Directors Report: Fall 2020

ASHG Board Roundup from Fall Meeting  At its annual Fall meeting Oct. 25-26, ASHG’s Board of Directors focused on near-term outlooks and actions as it navigates the organization through the pandemic while remaining focused on serving members in a time of great need.  It also reviewed several new projects and activities. Prior to the meeting,... Read More

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