ASHG Selects Lei-Shih Chen, PhD, for 2023 ASHG Education Award

Dr. Lei-Shih Chen

On July 25, 2023, the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) named Lei-Shih (Lace) Chen, PhD, as the 2023 recipient of the ASHG Education Award. Dr. Chen is a Professor in the Department of Health Behavior, School of Public Health, at Texas A&M University. This award, which includes a $10,000 prize, recognizes outstanding contributions to human genetics education. “The ASHG Education Award aims to recognize a person who has made both national and international contributions in more than one area and of substantive influence,” said ASHG President Brendan Lee, MD, PhD. “Dr. Chen exemplifies this award completely. Her work is multidisciplinary and considers both the patients and the health providers working with the patients. We are honored to provide this award to Dr. Chen.” The award was announced ahead of the ASHG 2023 Annual Meeting November 1-5 in Washington, DC.

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