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Cedars-Sinai Medical Genetics Institute director honored with lifetime achievement award
Date:1/28/2011

istinguished clinical scientist but also as a kind and generous mentor to aspiring colleagues. The annual award honors the lifetime achievement of outstanding medical researchers who also are devoted to training junior investigators.

Before serving as director of medical genetics, Rimoin chaired the pediatrics department at Cedars-Sinai for 18 years. He was founding president of the American College of Medical Genetics and the American Board of Medical Genetics. He also has served as president of the American Society of Human Genetics, Western Society for Pediatric Research and Western Society of for Clinical Research. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. He was the recipient of the American Society of Human Genetics Leadership Award and the American College of Medical Genetics Lifetime Achievement Award.

Rimoin earned his medical degree at McGill University in Montreal and his doctorate in human genetics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Finch University of Health Sciences awarded him an honorary doctorate of humane letters. He completed his internship and residency at Royal Victoria Hospital and Montreal Children's Hospital. He also completed a residency, fellowship and doctorate degree in medical genetics at Johns Hopkins University.

The Western Society for Clinical Investigation was founded to cultivate and enrich medical research in the Western United States and Western Canada.


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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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