Dr. Maynard Olson, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Genome Sciences, honored the career
of Dr. Stan Gartler on January 28th 2011. Click here to download the lecture.
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The Division of Medical Genetics is pleased to announce that Fuki M. Hisama, M.D., has become the new Program Director of the Medical Genetics Residency Program, effective January 1st 2011. Dr. Hisama, Associate Professor of Medicine (Medical Genetics), joined the faculty in July of 2009 and serves as the Medical Director for the UWMC Medical Genetics Clinic. She succeeds Peter H. Byers, M.D., who has served as Program Director since 1997. Peter will continue to supervise the ABMG accredited Clinical Cytogenetics, Clinical Molecular, and Clinical Biochemical training programs while the clinical program transitions.
We extend our sincere appreciation to Peter for his service to the Medical Genetics Residency Program. Under his watch the program evolved to an ACGME accredited Residency. We have trained fellows and residents who are successfully engaged in academic medicine throughout the country. Peter's leadership has been integral to the success of our training programs and the evolution of the Clinical Medical Genetics Residency and the selection and training of outstanding graduates. Thank you!
Mary-Claire King, the American Cancer Society Professor of Medicine and Genome Sciences, was honored in New York last month by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory which presented her with a Double Helix Medal. The medal recognizes exceptional individuals who have dedicated their lives to raising awareness of the importance of genetic research for improving human health.
King was the first to prove that breast cancer is inherited in some families, as the result of mutations in the gene that she named BRCA1. Read more...
Dr. Mary-Claire King, the American Cancer Society Professor of Medicine and Genome Sciences, has been named president-elect of the American Society of Human Genetics and will become president in January 2012.
Look for: Is Cancer Hiding in Your Family History? - Part 1 & 2
featuring Dr. Mary Claire King, Dr. Teresa Brentnall, and Robin Bennett. view them online today.