NIH

New Report Examines Diversity in the Human Genetics and Genomics Workforce

New Report Examines Diversity in the Human Genetics and Genomics Workforce

For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 10, 2022, 10:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, (202) 257-8424,  press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD –The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) today released the Human Genetics & Genomics Workforce Survey Report, which takes an in-depth look at the field’s workforce demographics, including race, ethnicity, or ancestry; gender identity; sexual... Read More

Washington Update: ARPA-H Organizational Structure Established; Initial Leadership Positions Filled

The biomedical research system has historically been supported by two main pillars: fundamental research on the mechanisms of disease, largely funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the pharmaceutical industry, which creates products to treat these conditions. Recent advances in biomedical research and health sciences present an opportunity to change how we understand,... Read More

Capital Hill

Hill Day Reflections from the 2022 ACGT Advocates

On May 11, 2022, ASHG hosted its second (virtual) Capitol Hill Day. This event brought together 21 Society members from the ASHG Board of Directors, the Government and Public Advocacy Committee (GPAC), and trainee advocates from the Advocacy Certificate for Human Genetics and Genomics Trainees (ACGT) program. ASHG advocates shared the value and progress of... Read More

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My Policy Fellowship Journey: from DNA to DC(A)

10 years ago, I was in my college dorm room writing my senior thesis and wondering what career could possibly combine my interest in genetics, health, communication, and translation of research. Today, I am sitting in my apartment in Washington, DC as an ASHG/NHGRI Genetics and Public Policy Fellow, working remotely at the intersection of... Read More

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