American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Honors Wylie Burke, MD, PhD, with Society’s 2021 Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award

On July 12, 2021, the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) named Wylie Burke, MD, PhD, as the 2021 recipient of the Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award. Dr. Burke is a Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington, and Adjunct Professor of Medicine (in the Division of Medical Genetics). “It is an honor to present the McKusick Award to Dr. Wylie Burke,” ASHG President Gail Jarvik, MD, PhD, said. “For decades she has been a national leader in the ethical and policy implications of human genome research, work that very much advances human genetics and genomics in the science and advocacy domains. Additionally, she has a demonstrated ability to provide impactful answers to fundamental questions in human genetics and genomics, respectfully engaging in difficult topics.”

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