Every gift to the Department of Human Genetics plays a vital role in supporting cutting-edge research, scholarships, internships, educational events, and new initiatives. In addition to recognizing outstanding faculty, students and alumni, these events promote awareness about the importance of genetics, and educate the medical community and the general public about promising new research in these areas. See all the areas you can help make a difference in Human Genetics. You can make a gift online through UM's secure giving site or print out a contribution card and mail it to:
U-M Department of Human Genetics
Medical Development Office
1000 Oakbrook Dr., Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Anita and Howard Cramer Fellowship Fund - 308052
This expendable fund in the Department of Human Genetics was set up to honor the late Anita and Howard Cramer by their son, a graduate of the University of Michigan. This fund grants an award to one second-year Human Genetics Ph.D. student each year for academic excellence.
Carole McTague Genetic Counseling Enrichment Fund - 718986
In memory of Carole McTague, a distinguished graduate of the Genetic Counseling Program, this expendable fund in the Department of Human Genetics is used to help support student participation in national/regional meetings, genetic field clinics, student travel to summer internship rotations, and guest lectures on topics related to genetic counseling.
Diane Baker Alumni Lecture Award in Genetic Counseling - 315317
This annual lecture hosted by the Department of Human Genetics brings University of Michigan alumni who are national leaders in genetic counseling to Ann Arbor. This event honors Diane Baker’s contributions to our genetic counseling program during her many years of leadership. We are raising money to fully endow this lectureship.
Fletcher Research Fund - 324160
The Fletcher Research Fund in the Department of Human Genetics was established to promote research into tRNA synthetase gene mutations that cause Charcot Marie Tooth disease (CMT), and to develop better therapies for CMT patients, hereditary motor neuropathy, and related conditions.
George J. and Lucia F. Brewer Scholarship Fund - 798610
The Department of Human Genetics offers a scholarship award to a student pursuing an M.D. Ph.D. degree and conducting research in human genetics. This was made possible by Dr. George and Mrs. Lucia Brewer. An investment in this fund will honor Dr. Brewer’s work in developing treatments for rare diseases.
Human Genetics Graduate Student Education - 312543
This expendable fund provides support to graduate students pursuing PhDs within the Department of Human Genetics. An investment in the education of these talented students helps cultivate the careers of scientists of the future.
James V. Neel Fellowship Fund - 575282
Contributions to this fellowship fund in the Department of Human Genetics supports annual awards given to a genetic counseling student and a PhD student with outstanding research projects. Funds are being raised to fully endow these fellowships.
James V. Neel Lectureship in Human Genetics - 575085
The Department of Human Genetics hosts an annual lecture by prominent leaders in genetic research. This endowment honors the legacy of James V. Neel, M.D., Ph.D, the founder of our department and pioneer in the study of human genetics.
Myron Levine Memorial Fund - 322286
The Department of Human Genetics developed a research fund to honor Dr. Levine’s contributions to research and education during his 50 years as a faculty member. Investment in this fund helps launch new research projects.
Thomas D. Gelehrter Lectureship in Medical Genetics - 731308
The Thomas D. Gelehrter, M.D. Lectureship in Medical Genetics is supported by an endowment that funds an annual lecture by a leader in the field of medical genetics. It was developed to honor Dr. Gelehrter’s contributions as Chair of the Department of Human Genetics, medical geneticist and educator.