Marc Williams has been announced as president-elect of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. He is the director of the Geisinger Genomic Medicine Institute. Prior to joining Geisinger in 2012, he was the director of Intermountain Healthcare's Clinical Genetics Institute. Williams is a board-certified pediatrician and holds an MD as well as an undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Williams and five others have also been elected to the ACMG's board of directors for a six-year term that starts this month. The other new directors are Karen Gripp, chief of the Division of Medical Genetics at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and medical director of its molecular diagnostics laboratory; Dietrich Matern, chair of the Division of Laboratory Genetics and Genomics in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic; Michael Murray, director of clinical operations in the Center for Genomic Health at Yale University School of Medicine; Cynthia Powell, director of the medical residency program and medical director of the UNC Hospitals Cytogenetics Laboratory; and Heidi Rehm, chief genomics officer at Massachusetts General Hospital and medical director of the Broad Institute's clinical laboratory.