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2012 ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Dr. R. Rodney Howell
R. Rodney Howell, MD, FACMG, is the recipient of the 2012 American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Howell is Professor of Pediatrics and Chairman Emeritus at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami.
Dr. Howell, president of the American College of Medical Genetics Foundation, was honored for his lifelong commitment and work in the field of pediatrics and genetic research and for his role and leadership in the development and advancement of newborn screening.
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New ACMG Video Encourages Med Students to Consider a Residency/Combined Residency in Medical Genetics
There has never been a more exciting and extraordinary time to consider a residency and career in medical genetics. Genetics and genomics are changing how we practice medicine and will increasingly guide day-to-day healthcare decisions. This fast-paced and engaging new video features current and recent medical genetics residents in interviews, in patient care situations, in group discussions and team meetings in a variety of settings.
From diagnosis to management and from rare diseases to the most common conditions, medical genetics is moving the practice of medicine forward. The future of medicine lies in a better understanding of the human genome and how to apply it to every aspect of medical practice - this new video from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) lets medical students know the variety of ways that they can play a role in this fascinating effort.
ACMG COMPETENCIES FOR THE PHYSICIAN MEDICAL GENETICIST IN THE 21st CENTURY
In an effort to better define the education and training needs for medical geneticists in our rapidly evolving specialty, a multidisciplinary medical genetics workgroup led by Dr. Bruce Korf was formed to begin to identify the competencies that should be acquired by clinical geneticists who provide consultative or long-term medical genetic and genomic healthcare services. We invite review, comments and suggestions from ACMG members as this is expected to be an evolving document. We are already planning to develop a similar set of competencies for laboratory geneticists. An editorial describing the intent, development, and uses of these competencies is planned for publication in Genetics in Medicine later this year. Click here to see the report.
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NEW ACMG POLICY STATEMENT ON WHOLE GENOME SEQUENCING
The ACMG Board of Directors released an important new Policy Statement regarding Whole Genome Sequencing on March 28, 2012 at the ACMG Annual Clinical Genomics Meeting. Please click here for the full statement.