The American College of Medical Genetics Foundation/Genzyme Clinical Genetics Fellowship in Biochemical Genetics 2010 Award Will Support Training in Genetics

Jan 06, 2010, 16:46 ET from American College of Medical Genetics

Applications Due January 29, 2010

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Medical Genetics Foundation/ACMGF (www.acmgfoundation.org) and Genzyme Corporation have announced that applications are now being accepted for the 5th Annual ACMGF/Genzyme 2010 Clinical Genetics Fellowship in Biochemical Genetics.

The purpose of the Genzyme/ACMGF Clinical Genetics Fellowship in Biochemical Genetics Award Program is to advance education, research and standards of practice in medical genetics; develop and expand clinical and laboratory expertise in medical genetics in the United States; initiate and develop a broad-based infrastructure for industry funding of high quality projects in the fields of medical genetics. The deadline to submit an application for the fellowship is January 29, 2010 and the award includes a $75,000 grant.

The ACMGF/Genzyme Fellowship Award Program is designed to support the sustainable development of clinically interested and qualified Clinical Geneticists with expertise in biochemical genetics. Each trainee-applicant and his/her sponsoring institution will submit a joint application to the ACMGF committee for the sponsorship of the trainee through the Award Program to focus the trainee-applicant's first year of fellowship following his/her residency in a genetics fellowship on biochemical genetic diseases. The Fellowship Year will commence on July 1, 2010 and the award will be announced at the American College of Medical Genetics Annual Meeting and Conference (www.acmgmeeting.net), March 24 - 28, 2010 in Albuquerque.

For detailed award announcement and to download the application information, please 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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