The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine Announces the Four Recipients of the 2018 Shire/ACMG Foundation Next Generation Fellowship Awards

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The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine Announces the Four Recipients of the 2018 Shire/ACMG Foundation Next Generation Fellowship Awards

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Monday, April 30, 2018 - 10:05am

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BETHESDA, MD – April 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Four recipients of the Shire/ACMG Foundation Next Generation Fellowship Awards were announced during the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) 2018 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. The four awards were the second set of awards given after Shire made a $1.65 million commitment in 2017 to support the training of future medical geneticists.

Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD, FACMG, president of the ACMG Foundation said, “The Shire Awards represent a critical investment in the future of our field by helping to train the next generation of clinical and laboratory geneticists. This remains a vital need, and we are grateful to Shire for their commitment to medical genetics training.”

The Shire/ACMG Foundation Genetics and Genomics Residency Fellowship Residency Program will provide funding for two different specialties in 2018: one Clinical Genetics and Genomics Residency Training (2 years) Award and three Clinical and Medical Biochemical Subspecialty Fellowships (1 year).

“The Shire Next Generation Fellowship Award is an incredible resource that allows individuals like me desiring to enter the field of medical genetics a source of funding for our training. Without the generosity of awards like these, there may be no source of funding for fellowship training, and therefore limited training opportunities,” said Ali Zaidi, DO, after receiving the Clinical Genetics and Genomics Residency Fellowship.

Shire’s partnership with the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine helps to address a shortage of medical geneticists who will play a crucial role in diagnosing and treating patients with rare diseases.

To learn more about the recipients of this year’s Shire/ACMG Foundation Next Generation Fellowship Awards, please see here.