To honor Dr. Rimoin, the ACMG Foundation has renamed its most prestigious award the The ACMG Foundation David L. Rimoin Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Genetics. Dr. Rimoin was the second recipient of this award.
This distinction, which now includes a monetary award of $10,000 and a framed certificate to be given at the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics meeting, will be presented to an individual in the medical genetic profession who exemplifies a lifetime of achievements and personal qualities embodied by Dr. Rimoin. Particularly, this award will honor individuals with his passion for teaching and mentoring, his care of patients and their families, and his enthusiasm for integrating the medical genetics and genomics community into mainstream healthcare.
Eligible candidates will have met the personal and professional characteristics of Dr. Rimoin including:
· Achievement / Advancement of clinical genetics
o Acceleration of the translation of scientific advances into clinical practice
o Training of new physicians and scientists
· Characteristics of Dr. Rimoin that are personified in the award recipient:
o Assistance to others
Individuals are encouraged to nominate eligible candidates by completing the form below by October 25, 2019.