Public Engagement

ASHG To Launch New Discover Genetics Page

ASHG To Launch New Discover Genetics Page

ASHG is launching new public engagement and education initiatives to connect ASHG members with the public and share the benefits of human genetics and genomics research. Later this year, ASHG will launch its new Discover Genetics section on ASHG.org as part of the Society’s strategic goal to increase public awareness of the benefits and impact... Read More

Meet Paula Ramos, Geneticist and GENE Network Member

Meet Paula Ramos, Geneticist and GENE Network Member

Posted By: Evelyn Mantegani, Senior Specialist, Marketing and Communications, ASHG Paula Ramos, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Her research is aimed at understanding the genetic etiology of human autoimmunity and the reasons underlying its ethnic disparities. Her experience as a human geneticist spans the... 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

Meet Ellen Quillen, Geneticist and GENE Network Member

Posted By: Evelyn Mantegani, Senior Specialist, Marketing and Communications, ASHG Despite not being able to enter the classroom, Ellen Quillen, PhD found a way to continue her relationship with an AP Biology class she connected with through the GENE Network. Initially contacted in 2019 by teacher Leah Cataldo, PhD, Dr. Quillen met for the second... Read More

Get to Know Claudia Gonzaga-Jauregui, Geneticist and Educator

Get to Know Claudia Gonzaga-Jauregui, Geneticist and Educator

Claudia Gonzaga-Jauregui, PhD, is a member of the Genetics Engagement & Education Network and ASHG’s Public Education & Awareness Committee. Earlier this year, she was also appointed to the 2021 Board of Directors as the Early Career Director. She volunteers to do educational activities with children from underserved and minority communities, judges science fairs, and... Read More

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