The Founders’ Award for Career Achievement is conferred to recognize a CCMG member who has had an outstanding career in medical genetics in Canada or abroad. This award is named in honour of the visionary men and women (known as the “Committee of Seven”1) who, along with 17 founding members, established the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists on January 13, 1976. Previously known as the Founders’ Award, it was officially renamed in 2017. The contributions of the members being considered for the Founders’ Award for Career Achievement could be in any area of medical genetics: service, research, teaching, administration, or any other academic or scholarly activity. More information is available here. Past recipients are listed here.
This year, the award is presented to Dr. David Rosenblatt
Dr. David Rosenblatt, has had an outstanding career across all domains of service, research, teaching, administration, and scholarly activity. Within the CCMG, his presence has been steadfast and ongoing, from its earliest days until now and he remains an enthusiastic advocate for the profession of medical genetics, not only within Quebec but across the Canadian scientific community. The Founders’ Award will be conferred to Dr. Rosenblatt at lunch on Monday June 11 followed by a presentation on his career in medical genetics. Note this will be a bow-tie event.