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2013-03-28 12:30:23

BETHESDA, Md., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) recently announced that six new directors have been elected to its Board. The Board of Directors are active participants in serving as advocates for the ACMG and for advancing its policies and programs. "It's a momentous time in medical genetics and genomics. We are excited to add these exemplary individuals to our Board," said Michael S. Watson, PhD, FACMG, ACMG Executive...

2013-03-28 08:28:05

BETHESDA, Md., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gail E. Herman, MD, PhD, FACMG of Columbus, Ohio, is the new president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), the national professional organization for clinical genetics professionals. Dr. Herman takes over from Wayne W. Grody, MD, PhD, of Los Angeles, Calif., who completed his two-year term at the 2013 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix, AZ, in March. "I've been doing clinical genetics...

2013-03-06 08:27:51

BETHESDA, Md., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine and genetics professionals from around the world will be on hand to present bicycles to local Phoenix-area children from the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) as part of the ACMG's 2013 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting and Conference in Exhibit Hall BCD of the Phoenix Convention Center, Friday, March 22 at 10 a.m. This is the third annual ACMG Foundation Day of Caring and is...

2012-10-18 07:26:03

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has unveiled a new video aimed at encouraging medical students to pursue training in medical genetics. The video, "Medical Genetics is the Future of Medicine," is available on The ACMG Channel on YouTube at www.youtube.com/theacmgchannel and is also being distributed to medical schools and Medical Genetics Training Programs around the country. Individuals may also request a...

2012-08-17 02:21:54

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine have announced that the Foundation is honoring the late Dr. David L. Rimoin, founding president of ACMG and former president of the ACMG Foundation by renaming its most prestigious award, The David L. Rimoin Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Genetics. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120817/DC55781) Dr. Rimoin, a luminary in the field...

2012-07-31 10:25:26

BETHESDA, Md., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine announced that applications for the prestigious ACMG Foundation/Genzyme Clinical Genetics Fellowship in Biochemical Genetics award Program are now being accepted. For 2012-2013, two awardees will be given the opportunity to participate in an in-depth clinical experience at a premier medical center with expertise and significant clinical volume in the area of biochemical genetics. The...

2012-05-30 06:25:51

BETHESDA, Md., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a career that spanned nearly half a century, Dr. David L. Rimoin, founding president of ACMG and in many ways the founder of one of the most fast-paced specialties in modern clinical medicine, passed away on Sunday May 27, 2012 in Los Angeles of pancreatic cancer, which had only been diagnosed a few days before. Dr. Rimoin was a giant in the field of medical genetics. He leaves not only an enduring legacy but also a...

2012-05-30 06:25:43

Remembered for Four Decades of Volunteer Service to Maternal and Infant Health WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David Rimoin, M.D., Ph.D., a researcher and geneticist who gave a lifetime of service to the March of Dimes, died May 27th from pancreatic cancer. He was 75. Dr. Rimoin served on numerous scientific advisory committees for the organization, most recently as a member of the Transdisciplinary Research Advisory Committee. "We have lost a leader and...

2012-04-17 02:25:13

BETHESDA, Md., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bruce R. Korf, M.D., Ph.D., FACMG is the new president of the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine (www.acmgfoundation.org), a national nonprofit foundation dedicated to improving health and patient care through the support of research, education, and the safe, effective practice of genetic and genomic medicine. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120417/DC88092) Dr. Korf takes over from distinguished...

2012-03-29 10:24:35

BETHESDA, Md., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has released an important new Policy Statement on Genomic Sequencing. Released at the ACMG Annual Meeting in Charlotte, N.C., on March 28, the Policy Statement titled "Points to Consider in the Clinical Application of Genomic Sequencing" outlines general principles that are recommended as genome-scale DNA sequencing begins to be applied in the care of patients. These new...