APHMG News & Updates

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  • 21 Aug 2020 4:51 PM | Karen Gottlieb (Administrator)

    Dear Colleagues,

    I write to you today during a time of unprecedented loss. In the midst of a global pandemic, senseless deaths due to structural racism and police brutality continue. Our collective grief rages as our core values of equity and inclusion are challenged by events we see play out far too frequently, especially in the Black community, and most recently involving George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.

    As our nation struggles to find our way out of darkness and towards a more just society, we scientists, clinicians, and educators seek ways to turn anguish into action. We must unite to condemn racism, but that response alone is inadequate. We must also empower our community to acknowledge privilege for those who benefit from it and to help disseminate tools to dismantle structural racism. Some of that will come in the form of the educational programs we lead. Geneticists are in the unique position of being able to underscore our common humanity with evidence from our collective genomic history. It is up to us to create inclusive training environments where these topics are explored and used to shine a light on systems of care in our country.

    APHMG is in the midst of establishing a series of new committees in our organization, and we will be seeking volunteers soon to help us do the important work of outreach and engagement with genetics educators and trainees of color. In the meantime, we ask you all to carefully consider how your classrooms and clinics can promote the ideals of inclusion in order to work towards eliminating healthcare disparities. We are providing some Diversity Resources to help you get started on this critical call to action.

    Most importantly, we remain committed to healing and learning together, and we welcome your thoughts and additional suggestions.

    Yours in Solidarity,

    Shoumita Dasgupta, PhD, President

    Katherine M. Hyland, PhD, President-Elect

    Cynthia M. Powell, MD, Past-President

    Steve Moore, PhD, Secretary/Treasurer

    Kathryn Garber, PhD, Council Member

    Anna C.E. Hurst, MD, MS, Council Member

    Hope Northrup, PhD, Council Member

  • 10 Aug 2020 2:00 PM | Karen Gottlieb (Administrator)

    APHMG is pleased to announce the launch of our new and improved website! We have even updated our logo to better reflect who we are.

    The new website is hosted within our membership system, so everything APHMG will be easily accessible, including:

    • ability to update your own member profile
    • searchable member directory
    • printable APHMG membership card
    • improved access to member resources - no additional login required!
    • instant online membership renewal, payment and activation
    • ability to subscribe to our RSS feed for news updates
    • APHMG mobile app - register for events, update your profile, search the directory, and more - all from your mobile device. Download the Wild Apricot app in the Google Play or App Store.
    • interactive member map - view locations of members worldwide!
    • Easier connectivity through social media - Facebook - Twitter - LinkedIn
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