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
"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,
Director, Ex Officio/Continuing Medical Education Officer: Mira Irons, MD, FACMG, Children's Hospital of Boston
Director, Clinical Genetics: John J. Mulvihill, MD, FACMG,
Director, Laboratory Genetics: Kathleen W. Rao, PhD, FACMG,
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,
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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