ACMGF: Accelerating Transformation through Fund Development

As the fundraising arm of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine (ACMGF) serves as the conduit for change through raising financial support for existing initiatives that promote the work of the organization in three primary areas: (1) Clinical Laboratory Practice, (2) Education and (3) Advocacy.

ACMGF is dedicated to accelerating the transformation of the study of genetics and genomics in these areas through its extensive partnerships and resources. These resources include members, industry professionals and others. Further defined by eight critical funding priorities: NIPS/Prenatal, Rare Disease, Newborn Screening (NBS), Training, Expanded Carrier Screening (ECS), Gene Editing, Genomics Sequencing and Cancer/Oncology. The ACMGF Annual Fund Campaign helps to fund the work in these areas, as well as to build capacity of the organization to help leverage general operating capital for its various programs and initiatives.

“Optimal patient care is the highest goal for every healthcare provider,” says Max Muenke, MD, FACMG, the Chief Executive Officer for the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) and the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine. “Medical geneticists are critical to optimal patient care for those with a rare disorder for diagnosis and management, as well as for other disorders with a genetic cause. To date we are facing a shortage of medical geneticists in the United States. Together with your support of the ACMG Foundation ACMG is poised to offer awards for residencies in Clinical Genetics and Genomics, in Medical Biochemical Genetics and fellowships in Clinical Biochemical Genetics, as well as other opportunities for students to get firsthand experience in medical genetics and genomics, in order to increase the number of professionals in medical and laboratory genetics and genomics. With your financial support we can achieve the urgent goal of attracting and educating future generations of medical genetics professionals."

With your support, ACMG and ACMGF are working well together, hand and hand, to make a difference and long-term impact in the lives of patients, families, industry and others.

To learn more and support the ACMGF mission to create “better health through genetics”, please contact us at (301) 718-9603 or acmgf@acmgfoundation.org.