The Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics (ISCC-PEG) is a collaborative group aimed at improving healthcare provider genomics education. Currently, ISSC-PEG has over 250 members, which include societies, institutes, individuals and industry members. The committee is supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).
The Scholars Program provides exposure to the broader genomics community and experts in the field, with the opportunity to work on a genetics/genomics-related education projects under the mentorship of an ISCC-PEG member. The appointment is for two years. Each scholar will have their travel funded for the annual ISCC-PEG in-person meeting (typically January or February) for a presentation on their project progress. This program is not a full-time fellowship, postdoctoral, or salaried position. Travel to the ISCC-PEG meeting is the only financial component.
- Enrollment in a college, a higher degree program or a training program when the student or trainee begins their term as a scholar.
- Show interest in genetics and healthcare provider education. However, expertise or training program focus is not required.
- Be able to commit to the full two-year term.
- Be willing to work on a genetics education project with an assigned mentor.
- Participate in monthly conference calls and attend/present at the annual in-person meetings.
- Submit a letter of support from the supervisor or program director.
- Eligible to work in the United States. NHGRI will not sponsor visas or international travel.
|Scholar||Affiliation, Degree in Progress||Mentor(s)||Affiliation||ISCC-PEG Project Group|
|2022-2024 Class of Scholars|
|Ava Willoughby||The Ohio State University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program||Barbara O'Brien, M.D.||Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|
|Molly Felix||Master of Science in Genetic Counseling
Virginia Commonwealth University
|Vinaya Murthy, MPH, M.S., LCGC
Ebony Madden, M.S., Ph.D.
|Vinaya Murthy: Indiana University Schoo of Medicine
Ebony Madden: Training, Diversity and Health Equity Office, NHGRI
|2021-2023 Class of Scholars|
|Abimbola Muinat Oladayo, BDS, MPH||Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Iowa, MS in Dental Public Health||
Louise Wilkins-Haug, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Division Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Reproductive Genetics at Brigham and Women's Hospital
|OB/GYN Genomics Curriculum Development|
|Sarah Roth, BA, MFA, MA||JHU/NIH Genetic Counseling Training Program, Baltimore, MD, ScM in Genetic Counseling, PhD in Anthropology||
Audrey Squire, MS, CGC
Danielle McKenna, MS, LCGC
Audrey Squire: Seattle Children's Hospital; Danielle
|LGBTQI+ Issues in Genomics|
|Katharine Press Callahan, AB, MD||The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, MS in Medical Ethics||
Sabrina Malone Jenkins, MD
|Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah in the Division of Neonatology||Rare Diseases and Inclusive Genetics|
|Lisa Ferrand, BS, MS||Barry University, PhD in Nursing||Kathleen Blazer, EdD, MS, CGC||
Director Cancer Genomics Education Program
Division of Clinical Cancer GenomicsCity of Hope National Medical Center
|2020-2022 Class of Scholars|
|Samantha Bailey, BSPS, PharmD||University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, PhD in Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences||Phil Empey, PharmD, PhD||University of Pittsburgh; Co-Chair Pharmacogenomics Project Group||Pharmacogenomics Project Group|
Rene Begay, MS, CPH
|Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, MPH||Yi Liu, MS GC
Christina Daulton, MA
|National Cancer Institute, Genetic Counselor
Education and Community Involvement Branch/National Human Genome Research Institute/NIH
|Global Genetics and Genomics Community (G3C)|
Kelsey Ellis, BS, MS
|The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program||Michelle Snyder, MS GC||National Institute on Aging; Former Chair of ISCC-PEG Rare Disease Project Group||Rare Disease Project Group|
Katherine Robinson, BS, PharmD
|St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Doctor of Pharmacy||Kristine Crews, PharmD||St. Jude Children's Research Hospital||Pharmacogenomics Project Group|
Last updated: September 22, 2023