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Johns Hopkins Medicine: Ambroise Wonkam, David Valle

Ambroise Wonkam has been selected as director of the Department of Genetic Medicine and the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine, effective Jan. 1. He is succeeding David Valle, who will remain on the Johns Hopkins faculty. Wonkam was previously a professor of medical genetics as well as deputy dean of research and director of GeneMAP (Genetic Medicine of African Populations) at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He holds a medical degree from the University of Yaounde in Cameroon, a doctorate in medical genetics from the University of Geneva in Switzerland, and a doctorate in human genetics from the University of Cape Town.