BETHESDA, Md., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) announced the election of four new Directors who began their terms on April 1, 2011. Directors are elected by the entire ACMG membership and approved by the current Board of Directors.
Gail E. Herman, M.D., Ph.D., FACMG is the new President-Elect. Dr. Herman is a Principal Investigator, Center for Molecular & Human Genetics, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio and Professor, Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
Three additional new Directors elected to the Board include: Mira Irons, M.D., FACMG, Children's Hospital of Boston as ACMG Clinical Genetics Director; Christa Lese Martin, Ph.D., FACMG of Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA as ACMG Cytogenetics Director; and Soma Das, Ph.D., FACMG, University of Chicago as ACMG Molecular Genetics Director.
All newly elected Directors will serve 6-year terms from 2011 – 2017.
Directors completing their terms with the ACMG Board in 2011 include Past President Joe Leigh Simpson, M.D., FACMG; Secretary and Molecular Genetics Director Elaine B. Spector, Ph.D., FACMG; Treasurer and Cytogenetics Director Daynna J. Wolff, Ph.D., FACMG; and Clinical Genetics Director Gerald Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., FACMG.
About the American College of Medical Genetics and ACMG Foundation
Founded in 1991, the American College of Medical Genetics (www.acmg.net) is the national non-profit professional organization that advances the practice of medical genetics by providing education, resources and a voice for physician geneticists, biochemical, clinical, cytogenetic, medical and molecular geneticists, genetic counselors and other healthcare professionals committed to the practice of medical genetics. ACMG's website (www.acmg.net) offers a variety of resources including Policy Statements, Practice Guidelines, Educational Resources, and a Medical Geneticist Locator. The educational and public health programs of the American College of Medical Genetics are dependent upon grants and contracts and charitable gifts from corporations, foundations, and individuals. The American College of Medical Genetics Foundation (www.acmgfoundation.org) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding the College's diverse efforts to translate genes into health. The ACMG Foundation is dedicated to Better Health Through Genetics™.
SOURCE American College of Medical Genetics