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Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD is Named President of the American College of Medical Genetics
Date:4/14/2009

Six New Board of Directors Members Also Appointed and Three Elected to New Posts

BETHESDA, Md., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD, FACMG, of Birmingham, AL is the new president of The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG), the national professional organization for medical genetics professionals. Dr. Korf takes over from outgoing President Joe Leigh Simpson, MD, FACMG, of Miami, FL who completed his two-year term at the 2009 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Tampa, Florida in late March.

"It is a great honor to be elected to this position. The genomics era in medicine is in full swing, and the possibilities for improvement of health through integration of genetics into medical practice are practically limitless. I look forward to working with the board, staff, and membership of the ACMG in making the most of these opportunities," said Dr. Korf.

Dr. Korf, a renowned and accomplished geneticist, received his M.D. degree from Cornell University Medical College and his Ph.D. degree in genetics and cell biology from Rockefeller University. He then completed training in pediatrics, pediatric neurology, and genetics at Children's Hospital, Boston. He served as clinical director in the Division of Genetics at Children's Hospital from 1986 to 1999 and as the medical director of the Harvard-Partners Center for Genetics and Genomics from 1999-2002. Currently he is the Wayne H. and Sara Crews Finley Professor of Medical Genetics and Chairman, Department of Genetics and Director, Heflin Center for Human Genetics at University of Alabama at Birmingham. His book, Human Genetics: A Problem-Based Approach is currently in its third edition. He is also co-author of Medical Genetics at a Glance, co-editor of the fifth edition of Emery and Rimoin's Principles and Practice of Medical Genetics, and co-editor of Current Protocols in Human Genetics. He has completed terms as president of the Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics, member of the boards of directors of the American College of Medical Genetics and the American Society of Human Genetics, member of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, and the National Cancer Institute Board of Scientific Counselors.

"ACMG and its members are at the forefront of genetics research, education and practice. Dr. Korf is a highly capable leader in all of these areas and is an ideal fit for our organization and mission at this point in time," said Michael S. Watson, PhD, FACMG, executive director of the ACMG. "This is a time of promise and excitement in medical genetics as we translate genetic discoveries into better patient care and we look forward to Dr. Korf's valuable contributions as the new ACMG President."

New officers and directors of the ACMG Board of Directors include:

President-Elect: Wayne W. Grody, MD, PhD, FACMG, UCLA School of Medicine

Director, Laboratory Genetics: Gregory A. Grabowski, MD, FACMG, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Director, Clinical Genetics: Anthony R. Gregg, MD, FACMG, University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Director, Ex Officio/Continuing Medical Education Officer: Mira Irons, MD, FACMG, Children's Hospital of Boston

Director, Clinical Genetics: John J. Mulvihill, MD, FACMG, Oklahoma University Medical Center

Director, Laboratory Genetics: Kathleen W. Rao, PhD, FACMG, University of North Carolina

Three existing Board members were elected to new posts:

Vice-president, Laboratory Genetics: Piero Rinaldo, MD, FACMG, Mayo Clinic

Vice-president, Clinical Genetics: Marc S. Williams, MD, FACMG, Intermountain Healthcare

Treasurer: Daynna Wolff, PhD, FACMG, Medical University of South Carolina

About the American College of Medical Genetics

The American College of Medical Genetics (www.acmg.net) advances the practice of medical genetics by providing education, resources and a voice for genetics professionals.


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