Genetics and Public Policy Fellowship

ASHG/NHGRI Genetics and Public Policy Fellowship

Past ASHG/NHGRI Fellow Testimonials

Laura Koontz
Laura Koontz

The ASHG/NHGRI Genetics and Public Policy Fellowship was without exaggeration a life-changing experience. My fellowship allowed me to take my background in genetics research and translate it into a career as a public policy professional at a national cancer patient advocacy organization. Not only has the experience been invaluable, the network of fellows I've joined as an alumna are among the best policy professionals in D.C...The fellowship has also allowed me to fully realize my commitment to bettering the lives and treatment of people with cancer - the reason I got into scientific research in the first place!

- Laura Koontz (2012 ASHG/NHGRI Fellow)  
Cristina Kapustij
Christina Kapustij

I've gained a very desirable skillset and professional network only achievable by doing the work I was given. I will use the tools this experience has given me in every aspect of my career. This fellowship has created a group of impressive policy makers networked into the genetics community that is a force to be reckoned with in Washington, DC. And our numbers grow every year.

- Cristina Kapustij (2011 ASHG/NHGRI Fellow)    

Ed Ramos
Ed Ramos

Without question, the fellowship brought to light new pathways not often considered when pursuing a PhD and I am grateful for the strong network that supported me as a fellow and continues to support me to this day.

- Ed Ramos (2006 ASHG/NHGRI Fellow)


Top of page

Posted: August 5, 2014