John Mulvihill, M.D., CHF Kimberly V. Talley Chair in Genetics wins American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2017 Mentorship Award
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named John J. Mulvihill, MD, Children’s Hospital Foundation—Kimberly V. Talley Chair in Genetics and Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), and Senior Consultant to the Division of Genomic Medicine in the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); as the recipient of its 2017 Mentorship Award.
This award recognizes ASHG members who have significant records of accomplishment as mentors. It is open to individuals at all academic ranks who have shown a sustained pattern of exemplary mentorship at the graduate student, postdoctoral, residency, or fellowship level. The award presentation, which includes a plaque and $10,000 prize, will take place on Friday, October 20, during ASHG’s 67th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.
“It’s an incredible honor for me to accept this recognition from my colleagues and outstanding mentees, whose careers and lives I’ve been privileged to touch,” said Dr. Mulvihill. “Mentorship in genetics, science, and medicine is a life-long duty and joy.”