Bethesda, MD July 17, 2007 -- T. Andrew Burrow, MD of Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center was honored as the 2007-2008 recipient of the Genzyme/ACMGF Clinical Genetics Fellowship in Biochemical Genetics at the ACMG 2007 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Nashville, TN.
The objective of this Fellowship Award is to support a national fellowship program to encourage the recruitment and training of clinicians in the field of clinical biochemical genetics and especially in the diagnosis, management and treatment of individuals with metabolic diseases. This award grants $75,000 per year.
The American College of Medical Genetics Foundation supports the important research and educational programs of the ACMG. The Genzyme/ACMGF Clinical Genetics Fellowship in Biochemical Genetics award is especially important at this point in history as newborn screening programs are rapidly expanding in the United States and we need physicians trained in metabolic diseases and who are able to adapt to the evolution of therapeutic approaches to genetic diseases, said R. Rodney Howell, MD, FACMG, president of the ACMGF.