Navigation Links
Michael S. Watson, Ph.D., receives Am College of Medical Genetics-ACMG Foundation Presidents' Award

The ACMG and ACMG Foundation Presidents' Award has been newly established to thank and honor the valuable contributions made by a member of the American College of Medical Genetics. In a surprise announcement, Michael S. Watson, PhD, FACMG was named the first recipient of this new honor during the Presidential Plenary session at the 2011 ACMG Clinical Genetics Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia in March.

"Despite the surprise, I am honored to have been the first recipient of this award. As with any award, thanks have to go to those who have allowed success to be realized including the many Boards of Directors and Committees of ACMG with which I have worked, the marvelous staff of the ACMG and ACMGF and the members of ACMG who work daily to deliver genetic services to patients," said Dr. Watson.

Dr. Watson received his B.S from American University in Washington, D.C. and his M.S. in Medical Genetics and Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the Medical Genetics Training Program at Yale University School of Medicine. He has been Executive Director of the American College of Medical Genetics for the past 10 years and is an Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Washington University in St. Louis where he was Director of Clinical and Molecular Cytogenetics from 1986 2000. He is certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics in Clinical Cytogenetics and PhD Medical Genetics.

Dr. Watson has a long-standing interest in the translation of genetic information into health care use. He was a founder of the American College of Medical Genetics for which he has served as Vice President for Laboratory Affairs and has chaired its Test and Technology Transfer Committee, Economics Committee, Laboratory Practices Committee and Intellectual Property Committee. He co-chaired the NIH-ELSI/HHS Task Force on Genetics Testing from 1995 1997. Most recently, he was the project director for a MCHB/HRSA funded project to bring uniformity to newborn screening in the United States. He is currently the Director of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded National Coordinating Center for Regional Genetics and Newborn Screening for the Collaboratives and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's Newborn Screening Translational Research Network (NBSTRN) Coordinating Center.

Dr. Watson has been the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.

"Mike Watson has been, without question, the most powerful force behind the success of the American College in Medical Genetics in establishing itself as the "go-to" authority on integration of genetics into medical practice," said ACMG's immediate past-president Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD, FACMG. "There is no one in our community more deserving of our gratitude and recognition."

Dr. R. Rodney Howell, FACMG, president of the ACMG Foundation added, "Mike, as the first Executive Director of the American College of Medical Genetics, has been responsible for the dramatic expansion of the ACMG staff and the remarkable involvement of the organization in so many areas of genetics in the practice of medicine. With his outstanding leadership during this expansion, ACMG in the past ten years has demonstrated its critical role in the translation of genetic discoveries into the practice of medical genetics."


Contact: Kathy Beal, MBA
American College of Medical Genetics

Related biology news :

1. 2011 HFSP Nakasone Award for Michael Elowitz of Caltech
2. Michael Graetzel wins the Millennium Technology Prize
3. Adult Star Katie Michaels Attending NHL Game 7 Red Wings vs. Coyotes
4. Michael Betenbaugh wins 2010 Cell Culture Engineering award
5. American Society for Microbiology honors J. Michael Miller
6. Pacific Biometrics, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Michael Murphy, PhD as Chief Operating Officer
7. Annual Michael & Susan Dell lectureship in child health
8. Autism Speaks chief science officer Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D., named Rock Star of Science
9. Marwan Khaled Tayeh, Ph.D., is awarded the 2010 Richard King Trainee Award
10. AACR applauds nomination of Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., to be the new NIH director
11. Sihoun Hahn, M.D., Ph.D., FACMG is the 2009-2010 Luminex/ACMGF Award recipient
Post Your Comments:
(Date:4/13/2016)... CHICAGO , April 13, 2016  IMPOWER physicians ... are setting a new clinical standard in telehealth ... By leveraging the higi platform, IMPOWER patients can ... weight, pulse and body mass index, and, when they ... quick and convenient visit to a local retail location ...
(Date:3/31/2016)... -- Genomics firm Nabsys has completed a financial  restructuring under ... M.D., who returned to the company in October 2015. ... including Chief Technology Officer, John Oliver , Ph.D., ... Vice President of Software and Informatics, Michael Kaiser ... Bready served as CEO of Nabsys from 2005-2014 and ...
(Date:3/23/2016)... March 23, 2016 ... Sicherheit Gesichts- und Stimmerkennung mit Passwörtern ... (NASDAQ: MESG ), ein führender Anbieter ... Unternehmen mit SpeechPro zusammenarbeitet, um erstmals dessen ... wird die Möglichkeit angeboten, im Rahmen mobiler ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Apellis Pharmaceuticals, ... 1 clinical trials of its complement C3 inhibitor, ... and multiple ascending dose studies designed to assess ... of subcutaneous injection in healthy adult volunteers. ... either as a single dose (ranging from 45 ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, the NASDAQ Composite ... Jones Industrial Average edged 0.27% lower to finish at 17,780.83; ... has initiated coverage on the following equities: Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc. ... NKTR ), Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARLZ ), ... more about these stocks by accessing their free trade alerts ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Connecticut (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... introduce a new line of intelligent tools designed, tuned and optimized exclusively for ... September 12–17 in Chicago. The result of a collaboration among several companies with ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... , June 22, 2016 Cell Applications, ... allow them to produce up to one billion ... lot within one week. These high-quality, consistent stem ... preparing cells and spend more time doing meaningful, ... a proprietary, high-volume manufacturing process that produces affordable, ...
Breaking Biology Technology: