The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine's (ACMGF) David L. Rimoin Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Genetics honors the legacy of Dr. David L. Rimoin, the founding president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics.
This distinction annually recognizes an individual whose career exemplifies a lifetime of achievements and the personal qualities embodied by Dr. Rimoin. As the most distinguished of the ACMGF professional awards, only nominees who have made significant contributions to the field of genetics and genomics for more than twenty years will be considered. Particularly, this award will honor individuals with Dr. Rimoin's passion for teaching and mentoring, care of patients and their families, and enthusiasm for integrating the medical genetics and genomics community into mainstream healthcare.
The award includes a monetary gift of $10,000, a commemorative keepsake, and complimentary travel to the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics meeting.
This award recognizes individuals with Dr. Rimoin's passion for teaching and mentoring, care of patients and their families, and enthusiasm for integrating the medical genetics and genomics community into mainstream healthcare. Nominees should have demonstrated the personal and professional characteristics of Dr. Rimoin including:
Achievement / Advancement of Clinical Genetics
Acceleration of the translation of scientific advances into clinical practice
Training of new physicians and scientists
Personal attributes of Nominee
Assistance to others
The Selection Committee will rely on the personal statements and letters of support submitted with the nomination to determine if a nominee meets the criteria for the award. A minimum of one letter of support is required with a maximum of three letters of support.
Individuals are encouraged to nominate eligible candidates by completing the form below by October 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST.
The Selection Committee reserves the right not to select an award recipient if the nominees do not meet the minimum qualifications of the award.