Neil Risch, PhD, Selected for 2023 ASHG Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Niel Risch

On July 25, 2023, the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named Neil Risch, PhD, Lamond Family Foundation Distinguished Professor in Human Genetics and Founding Director of the Institute for Human Genetics, at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), as the 2023 recipient of the annual ASHG Lifetime Achievement Award. The ASHG Lifetime Achievement Award, which carries a $25,000 prize, recognizes substantial and far-reaching scientific contributions to human genetics. “In recognizing a career filled with outstanding science in human genetics and genomics, it is a great honor to present Dr. Neil Risch with the 2023 ASHG Lifetime Achievement Award,” said ASHG President Brendan Lee, MD, PhD. “He has made numerous contributions to the field including developing and applying an array of approaches to genetic epidemiology--the effort to identify the genetic basis for diseases caused by gene interaction with environmental and dietary factors. He has also developed novel tools and approaches for the mapping and identification of genetic variants underlying both Mendelian and non-Mendelian diseases. This recognition is truly well deserved.” The award was announced ahead of the ASHG 2023 Annual Meeting November 1-5 in Washington, DC.

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