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ASHG awards $10,000 genetics education research grant to Maurice Godfrey of University of Nebraska

BETHESDA, MD August 16, 2011 Maurice Godfrey, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Munroe-Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) for his proposal titled, "Luck of the Draw An Ethics Values Game," which will be funded through the Society's 2011 Genetics Education Research Program. The primary goal of ASHG's Genetics Education Research Program (GERP) is to promote research that will improve genetics teaching and learning from grades 7-20.

Dr. Godfrey will use the $10,000 grant from ASHG to adapt into electronic form a very successful, print-based educational game that teaches about genetics, medicine, and ethics. The print-based version of the program has been used from middle school through medical school, but because the current format is labor intensive to implement, it has not been widely disseminated. The electronic version will be highly adaptable for different audiences and will be easily disseminated to a broad audience. The project will be evaluated for usability, satisfaction, quality of discussions, and student knowledge gain, including critical thinking about genetics and ethics.

"ASHG is very pleased to name Dr. Godfrey as the 2011 recipient of ASHG's Genetics Education Research Program grant," said Dr. Michael Dougherty, Director of Education for ASHG. "Creating a digital version of their current genetics game will allow educators to excite far more students with the power and elegance of genetics, particularly since the game highlights important connections between genetics, medicine, and ethics and it is that intersection of science and society that drives student learning."


Contact: Kristen Long
American Society of Human Genetics

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