INFORM Division Head Dr. Jerry Vockley was elected as the Biochemical Genetics Director of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG).
Last week, our Division Head Dr. Jerry Vockley was elected as the Biochemical Genetics Director of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG). The ACMG is the only nationally recognized medical professional organization solely dedicated to improving health through the practice of medical genetics and genomics, and the only medical specialty society in the US that represents the full spectrum of medical genetics disciplines in a single organization. The ACMG is the largest membership organization specifically for medical geneticists, providing education, resources and a voice for more than 2,400 clinical and laboratory geneticists, genetic counselors and other healthcare professionals, nearly 80% of whom are board certified in the medical genetics specialties. Upon being elected ACMG biochemical director, Dr. Vockley said, “I have been involved in College activities since its founding and am happy to play a larger role in moving it forward during a time of explosive growth in genetic technology and clinical need.” Dr. Vockley will serve the ACMG for six year terms from April 2021 to March 2027.