Cynthia Powell, MD, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism in the UNC School of Medicine, has been elected President-Elect of the American Board of Medical Genetics. She will assume the position of President of the Board in 2012.
The American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) is one of 24 medical specialty boards that make up the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Through ABMS, the boards work together to establish common standards for physicians to achieve and maintain board certification.
The mission of the ABMG is to serve the public and the medical profession by promoting and assuring standards of excellence in medical genetics. The ABMG accredits laboratory training programs, credentials and certifies practitioners of medical genetics, and fosters life-long learning through maintenance of certification. For more information on the ABMG go to www.abmg.org.