ASHG Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education
Nominees for ASHG’s Excellence in Education Award have made a contribution that is recognized nationally or internationally as being of exceptional quality and great importance to human genetics education. The Award will be presented at the ASHG 2010 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, on Saturday, November 6, to Thomas D. Gelehrter, MD, Professor Emeritus of Human Genetics and Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School.
Dr. Gelehrter is honored as this year’s recipient of the ASHG Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education for his outstanding work as a physician, scientist, and scholar, and for his commitment to being an exemplary teacher and mentor – vocations that he has devoted himself to throughout his career. This award recognizes Dr. Gelehrter for the remarkable and far-reaching contributions that he has made over the past 40 years to biomedical research, clinical medicine, and medical school and graduate student education in the rapidly changing discipline of human genetics. Throughout his career, Gelehrter has occupied a position of leadership within the human genetics community and served as an exceptional role model for his work at the University of Michigan as Department Chair for 17 years, and at a national level for his efforts to educate medical students and the lay public.