Peter J. McGuire, M.B., B.Ch., is awarded the 2008-2009 Genzyme/ACMGF Clinical Genetics Fellowship

April 02, 2008

Peter J. McGuire, MB BCh, of Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York was honored as the 2008-2009 recipient of the Genzyme/ACMGF Clinical Genetics Fellowship in Biochemical Genetics at the ACMG 2008 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.

The objective of the Genzyme/ACMGF Award is to support a national fellowship program to encourage the recruitment and training of clinicians in the field of clinical biochemical genetics and especially in the diagnosis, management and treatment of individuals with metabolic diseases. This award grants $75,000 per year and will provide for the sponsorship of a trainee's first year of fellowship following residency in a genetics fellowship on biochemical genetic diseases.

"The Genzyme/ACMGF Clinical Genetics Fellowship in Biochemical Genetics is especially important at this point in history as we work together to increase the genetics workforce and to advance education, research and standards of practice in medical genetics in the United States. " said R. Rodney Howell, MD, FACMG, president of the ACMGF.
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Genzyme Corporation is a generous supporter of the American College of Medical Genetics Foundation and a member in good standing of its Partners in Science program. For more information about the Partners in Science program, go to: www.acmg.net/

About the American College of Medical Genetics

Founded in 1991, the American College of Medical Genetics (www.acmg.net) advances the practice of medical genetics by providing education, resources and a voice for more than 1400 biochemical, clinical, cytogenetic, medical and molecular geneticists, genetic counselors and other health care professionals committed to the practice of medical genetics. ACMG's activities include the development of laboratory and practice standards and guidelines, advocating for quality genetic services in health care and in public health, and promoting the development of methods to diagnose, treat and prevent genetic disease. Genetics in Medicine, published monthly, is the official ACMG peer-reviewed journal. 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 charitable gifts from corporations, foundations, and individuals. The American College of Medical Genetics Foundation is a 501 (3)(c) not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding the College's diverse efforts to translate genes into health.

About Genzyme

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