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New Board Members Join American College of Medical Genetics Foundation (ACMGF): Distinguished Executive, Medical and Philanthropic Leaders Bring Additional Perspectives to the ACMGF Board
Date:5/11/2009

BETHESDA, Md., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Medical Genetics Foundation (ACMGF) has announced the election of four new directors, following its 2009 annual meeting. The board members are active participants in serving as advocates for the Foundation and for advancing the policies and programs of the ACMGF.

The incoming directors, who will serve a term of 5 years, are:

Wayne W. Grody, M.D., Ph.D., FACMG, Professor in the Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Pediatrics, and Human Genetics at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is the founder and director of the Diagnostic Molecular Pathology Laboratory within the UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Grody is also an attending physician in the Department of Pediatrics. He has been one of the primary developers of quality assurance and ethical guidelines for DNA-based genetic testing for a large number of governmental and professional agencies including FDA, AMA, CAP, ACMG, ASHG, NCCLS, CDC, NIH-DOE Human Genome Project (ELSI program), and PSRGN. He did his undergraduate work at Johns Hopkins University, received his M.D. and Ph.D. at Baylor College of Medicine, and completed residency and fellowship training at UCLA. He is an ex-officio member of the Foundation Board as president-elect of the American College of Medical Genetics.

Richard A. King, M.D., Ph.D., FACMG, Associate Director of the Institute for Human Genetics at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Genetics Division, is a renowned geneticist and former Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Genetics in Medicine. Dr. King graduated from Pennsylvania State University and Jefferson Medical College. He was an intern and resident, and completed the clinical component of a rheumatology fellowship in the University of Minnesota, Department of Medicine. Following two years at the Atom
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