Congratulations to Shawneequa Callier, JD, MA, associate professor of clinical research and leadership at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), on receiving a 2017 Genome Recognition of Employee Accomplishments and Talents (GREAT) Award from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health.
Callier, director of doctoral research in the PhD in Translational Health Sciences Program at SMHS and special volunteer at NHGRI, received the award for her efforts with NHGRI colleagues in promoting diversity and inclusion in genomic research. She was nominated for the award for work that was published in the Journal of Community Genetics and presented by Charles Rotimi, PhD, chief of NHGRI’s Metabolic, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Disease Genomics Branch, in Copenhagen, Denmark at the European Society or Human Genetics conference.
Callier has more than 10 years of experience analyzing the ethical, legal, and social issues raised by genetic research. Her current research focuses on topics related to precision medicine research, genomic incidental findings, use of race in medicine, pharmacogenomics, and use of personalized genomic testing as an educational tool.