American College of Medical Genetics Foundation/Luminex 2010 Award Will Promote Effective Genetic Testing and Research

Jan 06, 2010, 15:57 ET from American College of Medical Genetics

Award Applications due January 29, 2010

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Medical Genetics Foundation/ACMGF (www.acmgfoundation.org) and Luminex Corporation have joined together to announce an annual grant for a project aimed at promoting safe and effective genetic testing and services. The award will provide support for one applicant for up to $100,000 for one year beginning on or before September 1, 2010.

Medical geneticists play a crucial role in translating genetic science into medical genetic services and in defining and promoting the integration of genetics into health care. The Luminex/ACMGF Award program provides an award to a medical genetics professional to assist them in undertaking activities aimed at promoting safe and effective genetic testing and services.

The ACMGF/Luminex Award Recipient will be announced at the American College of Medical Genetics Annual Meeting and Conference in Albuquerque, March 24-28, 2010 (www.acmgmeeting.net)

Project topics may include, but shall not be limited to:

a. Medical genetics research

b. Research on healthcare economics related to medical genetics

c. Medical education and training in medical genetics

d. Development of medical genetics standards and guidelines

Eligibility

Applicants must have the following qualifications:

a. Membership in the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG);

b. Agreement of applicant's institution;

c. Project not funded by another entity outside of the applicant's institution;

d. Project to be substantially performed in the United States or Canada; and

e. Project is executable in one year.

For more information or an application visit www.acmg.net

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.

SOURCE American College of Medical Genetics



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