Public Engagement

ASHG Webinar: How to Engage Community Response to COVID Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar Speakers Answer Your Questions

In April, the Public Education and Awareness Committee organized a webinar titled, “How to Engage Community Response to COVID Vaccine” to answer the question: how do scientists engage with groups that are resistant to and frightened by the COVID-19 vaccine due to confusion or misinformation? The goal of this webinar was to equip scientists with... Read More

Robin Williamson, PhD

Meet Robin Williamson, Teacher and GENE Network Member

Posted By: Evelyn Mantegani, Manager, Public Engagement, Communications and Marketing, ASHG Dr. Robin Williamson is a member of the GENE Network and Public Education and Awareness Committee. She graduated from the University of Rochester in 1998 with a major in biochemistry and minors in chemistry and American Sign Language. She then earned her PhD in... Read More

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

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