BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in partnership with the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has selected Jennifer Lynn Krupp, MD as the first recipient of the new NIH-ACMG Fellowship in Genomic Medicine Program Management. The goal of this fellowship is to increase the pool of physicians trained in managing research and implementation programs in genomic medicine (i.e., the use of genomic information as part of a patient's clinical care.)
Dr. Krupp's NIH-ACMG Fellowship begins in September 2017 and will last 24 months. She will do five three-month rotations beginning at ACMG and then through the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), and the Precision Medicine Initiative All of Us Research program, followed by a six-month elective.
"I feel privileged to be the first recipient of the NIH-ACMG Fellowship in Genomic Medicine Program Management," said Dr. Krupp. "Responsible leadership is key both to further develop our understanding of human genome variation and to best support genome based predictive medicine programs. This fellowship provides unprecedented opportunities to engage with leaders at NIH and ACMG as they provide contemporary management of such programs. This will foster leadership attributes invaluable for my career goal to contribute leadership oversight in genomic medicine research and program implementation."
Dr. Krupp earned her medical degree from the St. Louis University School of Medicine and is board certified in Anesthesiology. She completed a Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Most recently, she was a fellow in Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Krupp has been devoted to medical volunteer work throughout her career and has completed numerous volunteer medical assignments throughout the world including Venezuela, Peru, Haiti, Cambodia and the Dominican Republic.
About the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) and ACMG Foundation
Founded in 1991, ACMG is the only nationally recognized medical society dedicated to improving health through the clinical practice of medical genetics and genomics. The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (www.acmg.net) provides education, resources and a voice for more than 2100 biochemical, clinical, cytogenetic, medical and molecular geneticists, genetic counselors and other healthcare professionals, nearly 80% of whom are board certified in the medical genetics specialties. The College's mission is to develop and sustain genetic initiatives in clinical and laboratory practice, education and advocacy. Three guiding pillars underpin ACMG's work: 1) Clinical and Laboratory Practice: Establish the paradigm of genomic medicine by issuing statements and evidence-based or expert clinical and laboratory practice guidelines and through descriptions of best practices for the delivery of genomic medicine. 2) Education: Provide education and tools for medical geneticists, other health professionals and the public and grow the genetics workforce. 3) Advocacy: Work with policymakers and payers to support the responsible application of genomics in medical practice. Genetics in Medicine, published monthly, is the official ACMG peer-reviewed journal. ACMG's website offers a variety of resources including Policy Statements, Practice Guidelines, Educational Resources, and a Find a Geneticist tool. The educational and public health programs of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics are dependent upon charitable gifts from corporations, foundations, and individuals through the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine.
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