After a career that spanned nearly half a century, Dr. David Rimoin, founding president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, past president of the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine, and in many ways the founder of one of the most fast-paced specialties in modern clinical medicine, passed away on May 27, 2012, in Los Angeles of pancreatic cancer, which had only been diagnosed two weeks before.
As founding president of the ACMG, Dr. Rimoin set the organization on the path to becoming the leader in medical genetics and genomics. As a visionary, admired teacher, prolific author, mentor, beloved friend, researcher and skilled and caring physician for five decades, Dr. Rimoin touched the lives of generations of patients as well as trainees and colleagues.
Read more about Dr. Rimoin's legacy here.
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THE RIMOIN FUND
To honor Dr. Rimoin, medical genetics pioneer, the Board of Directors of the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine has renamed its most prestigious award the David L. Rimoin Fund. Dr. Rimoin was the second recipient of this award.
This distinction, which now includes a monetary award, will be presented to an individual in the medical genetics profession who exemplifies a lifetime of achievements and personal qualities embodied by Dr. Rimoin.
To honor Dr. Rimoin’s life and legacy, please donate generously online or by mail donations to:
7101 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 1101
Bethesda, MD 20814
Please include “Rimoin Fund” on the memo line of your check.