Last month, ASHG launched the new Advocacy Certificate for Human Genetics and Genomics Trainees (ACGT) program. ACGT is a competitive, year-long program aimed at providing trainee ASHG members pursuing a research or clinical career with an introduction to science policy and human genetics and genomics advocacy. The program is a Government and Public Advocacy Committee (GPAC)-led initiative to equip ASHG members with the necessary skills in educating policymakers about the value of human genetics and genomics research.
As part of the program, trainees will have the opportunity to participate in the Society’s advocacy-related activities such as contributing to the development of ASHG’s advocacy materials and participating in the ASHG Capitol Hill Day. Trainees will also gain experience in communicating effectively with elected officials and developing other professional skills through workshops and projects.
This program is open to ASHG trainee members. ASHG encourages all interested members to apply or share information about the new program with students and colleagues. Applications are due on January 7, 2022. If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.