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Dr. Alecia Willis honored as the 2010 Signature Genomic Laboratories Travel Award winner
Date:4/5/2010

Alecia Willis, Ph.D., ABMG Certified Clinical Molecular Geneticist, was honored as the 2010 recipient of the Signature Genomic Laboratories Travel Award at the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) 2010 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Albuquerque, NM.

Dr. Willis, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, and Assistant Laboratory Director, Medical Genetics Laboratories, Baylor College of Medicine, was honored for her platform presentation, "Examination of Data from the Personal Medical Genomic Profile in a Control Population."

The Signature Genomics Travel Award is given to a selected student, trainee or junior faculty ACMG member whose abstract submission was chosen as a platform presentation during the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics.

The ACMG program committee selects the Travel Award recipient based on scientific merit. In recognition of the selected presentation, Signature Genomics covers the travel costs for the recipient to the ACMG meeting.

"The American College of Medical Genetics Foundation thanks Signature Genomics for the charitable support of rising medical genetic researchers with the Signature Genomics Travel Award," said R. Rodney Howell, MD, FACMG, president of the ACMGF.

"We are proud to be sponsoring this award to support and recognize exceptional young researchers in the field of medical genetics," said Lisa G. Shaffer, PhD, FACMG, president and CEO of Signature Genomics.


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Contact: Kathy Beal
kbeal@acmg.net
301-238-4582
American College of Medical Genetics
Source:Eurekalert

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