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Pfizer to Fund ACMG Foundation Fellowships in Clinical Genetics

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine announced that Pfizer has committed $165,000 to fund a series of fellowship grants that will advance clinical genetics education and training. 

The foundation, which was established in 1992 by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, said it will use the money to fund the salaries and research of selected fellows in 2017 through 2019.

"With Pfizer's support, we are working to overcome the shortage of laboratory and clinical geneticists in the United States," ACMG Foundation Executive Director Michael Watson said in a statement. "These fellowships will ultimately improve access to specialists with advanced training in genetics and genomics, improve care for patients with both rare and common diseases, and develop clinician scientists."

More information about the fellowships will be available this summer here.