APHMG invites all members to get involved in helping us to grow as an organization!

We have a few areas in which we would like to develop and are looking for volunteers.  Please take a moment to read each committee description below, then complete the Committee Interest Form to indicate your willingness to join or lead any of the proposed teams.  We anticipate each committee will have 4-6 conference calls per year.  If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out to Shoumita Dasgupta.

Join a Committee

Are you interested in getting more involved in APHMG?  Let us know how you would like to participate - complete the form below and you will be contacted with more details on how you can make a difference.

Committee Interest Form

Membership Committee

Chair: Myla Ashfaq, Co-Chair: Sureni Mullegama

Past Chair: Katherine Hyland

This committee is charged with building an inclusive and diverse membership by:

  1. Identifying lapsed member institutions and engaging with their representatives to renew.
  2. Identifying institutions (both allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) schools) that have not previously been a member and encouraging them to join.
  3. Considering ways to connect with allied organizations.

Sponsorship and Fundraising Committee

Chair: Stephen Moore

This committee is charged with increasing our resource base through sponsorships and grant opportunities by:

  1. Identifying lapsed sponsors and reestablishing contact with them.
  2. Identifying new potential sponsors and developing a relationship with them.
  3. Considering the sponsorship model and whether earmarking funds for specific purposes might improve investing.
  4. Identify potential grant opportunities and spearhead applying for them.

Social Media and Website Committee

Chair: Kate Garber

This committee is charged with improving communications by:

  1. Providing input on website content, including aspects related to the Genetics Education Resource Exchange (GERE).
  2. Assisting the organization in updating the website. 
  3. Increasing our social media footprint with news items of interest.
  4. Generating news stories and member features (e.g. publications, promotions, awards, etc.) for our website.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Chair: Shoumita Dasgupta

This committee is charged with identifying opportunities for APHMG to improve diversification of our field by:

  1. Growing strategic relationships and outreach activities with minority-serving institutions across all levels of education.
  2. Creating opportunities for trainees, especially trainees from minoritized backgrounds, to explore the field, to present at our meeting, and to attend our meeting.
  3. Continuing to collect and share resources to promote equity and inclusion in our members' educational activities.
  4. Working with the Council to embed inclusion and justice in society programming.

APHMG-ScholarRx Project

Chair: Renee LeClair, Co-Chair: Bradford Powell

APHMG-ScholarRx Oversight Committee (ASOC)

This committee is charged with:

  1. Overseeing the longitudinal APHMG-ScholarRx project.
  2. Selecting competency-based topics from the current APHMG Competencies for Brick development.
  3. Ensuring the high quality, accuracy and accessibility of all resources produced.

Brick Working Groups

These working groups are chaired by a member of ASOC and charged with:

  1. Developing open-access Bricks focused on genetics competency-based topics.
  2. Providing peer-review of Bricks in development by other working groups.

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