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What to Do at the ASHG 2017 Annual Meeting

Written by Training and Development Committee member, Julie Jurgens. August 2017 Orlando, Here We Come! With ASHG’s 2017 Annual Meeting right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to make the most of all that this event has to offer. The meeting offers many opportunities for trainees to present their work, develop career... Read More

Interview with Rachel Gore, Trainee in Genetic Counseling

Nascent Transcript writer Brooke Wolford interviewed Rachel Gore, who will be a 2018 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University/NHGRI Genetic Counseling Training Program. August 2017  Genetic counselors are an integral part of the American Society of Human Genetics, with a perspective that informs and inspires both science and policy, complementing the work of PhD and... Read More

Interview with Derek Scholes, PhD, Director of Science Policy at ASHG

Contributed by TDC member Julie Jurgens May 2017 ASHG: What are some of the genetic policy items that ASHG is currently discussing? Dr. Scholes: The Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act (HR1313) is currently a major focus. This legislation, recently introduced in the U.S. Congress, would eviscerate key genetic privacy protections in the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). GINA prevents employers... Read More

Meet the Trainee Leader Christa Wagner, PhD

ASHG trainee newsletter writer Irene Park interviewed Christa Wagner, PhD, who is the 2016-2017 ASHG-NHGRI Genetics and Public Policy fellow. Dr. Wagner recently completed her PhD at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she studied genetics and immunology. May 2017  Public policy and science have a large intersection, especially in the field of genetics.... Read More

Interview with Chris Gunter, PhD

ASHG trainee newsletter writer Irene Park interviewed Chris Gunter, PhD, Director of Communications Operations at the Marcus Autism Center and Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Human Genetics at the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Gunter shared her experiences in bringing science to the public. February 2017 Although science affects many aspects of people’s... Read More

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