Bruce Korf has been elected president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine, a nonprofit foundation that supports research and education of genetic and genomic medicine. He takes over from Rodney Howell, who served as president for nine years.
Korf is currently the Wayne H. and Sara Crews Finley chair in medical genetics and professor, chair, and department director of the Heflin Center for Genomic Sciences at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He has also served as president of the Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics, a member of the boards of directors of the ACMG and the American Society of Human Genetics, a member of the liaison committee on medical education, and a member of the National Cancer Institute board of scientific counselors. He is currently a member of the board of scientific counselors of the National Human Genome Research Institute.
He holds an MD from Cornell University Medical College and a PhD in genetics and cell biology from Rockefeller University.