The American College of Medical Genetics Foundation (ACMGF) recently awarded Dr. Sihoun Hahn of Seattle Children's Hospital and the University of Washington School of Medicine the 2009-2010 Luminex/ACMGF Award at the American College of Medical Genetics 2009 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Tampa, FL. The award includes a $100,000 grant and is aimed at the promotion of safe and effective genetic testing and services, including the development of research guidelines.
"Medical geneticists play a vital role in translating genetic research into medical services and in ensuring the safe integration of genetics into health care and public health. The Luminex/ACMGF Award recognizes this crucial role of medical geneticists by supporting an individual in undertaking activities that promote the highest levels of safety and effectiveness in genetic testing and genetic services," said R. Rodney Howell, MD, FACMG, President of the ACMGF.
Dr. Hahn is a member of the advisory committee for newborn screening in Washington state and the medical advisory committee for the Wilson Disease Association. He is Director, Biochemical Genetics Program and Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetics and Genomic Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Director, Biochemical and Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Seattle Children's Hospital.
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