ASHG Honors Nancy Cox, PhD, with 2023 ASHG Leadership Award

Dr. Nancy Cox

On July 25, 2023, the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) named Nancy Cox, PhD, as the 2023 recipient of the ASHG Leadership Award. Dr. Cox is the Mary Phillips Edmonds Gray Professor of Medicine and Director of the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute and of the Division of Genetic Medicine within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. This award, which includes a $10,000 prize, is bestowed upon an individual who has exhibited exemplary leadership and vision in advancing the ASHG mission through the promotion and successful assimilation of genetics and genomics knowledge into the broader scientific community in areas ranging from science, medicine, public policy, and/or health. “The Society recognizes the importance of Dr. Nancy Cox’s long-standing research program dedicated to using quantitative and omics data to characterize the genetic contribution to common diseases,” said ASHG President Brendan Lee, MD, PhD. “In addition, we recognize her leadership to increase diversity in genomic studies, an important tenet of ASHG’s vision.” The award was announced ahead of the ASHG 2023 Annual Meeting November 1-5 in Washington, DC.

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