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2015 ACMG Foundation/PerkinElmer Diagnostics Travel Award winner announced

Mindy H. Li, M.D., was honored as the 2015 recipient of the ACMG Foundation/PerkinElmer diagnostics Travel Award at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) 2015 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah

American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics

BETHESDA, MD -March, 26 2015| Mindy H. Li, MD was honored as the 2015 recipient of the ACMG Foundation/PerkinElmer diagnostics Travel Award at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) 2015 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dr. Li was selected to receive the award for her platform presentation, "Phenotype Capture and Utilization of a Common Electronic Health Record System to Evaluate Pediatric Individuals with Intellectual Disability Undergoing Exome Sequencing."

Dr. Li completed her MD at University of Illinois at Chicago, her Residency in Pediatrics at University of California, San Diego and Rady Children's Hospital, then completed her Residency in Medical Genetics at University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She is currently completing her Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and is the Genetics Chief Resident at University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Li received her Bachelor of Arts in in Spanish and her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at University of Illinois at Chicago.

This award was created in 2008 by Signature Genomics to recognize an ACMG member, and first author of a platform presentation abstract for the scientific program. The ACMG Program Committee selects the Travel Award recipient based on scientific merit. In recognition of the selected presentation, PerkinElmer Diagnostics covers the travel costs for the recipient to the ACMG meeting.

"The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine is grateful to PerkinElmer Diagnostics for its continued generous support of the development of medical genetic researchers through this Travel Award," said Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD FACMG, president of the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine.

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The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a community of supporters and contributors who understand the importance of medical genetics in healthcare. Established in 1992, the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine supports the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics; mission to "translate genes into health" by raising funds to attract the next generation of medical geneticists and genetic counselors, to sponsor important research, to promote information about medical genetics, and much more.

To learn more about the important mission and projects of the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine and how you too can support this great cause, please visit http://www.acmgfoundation.org or contact us at acmgf@acmgfoundation.org or 301/718-2014.

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