Greenwood Genetic Center

GGC Co-Founder Honored with Rimoin Lifetime Achievement Award

SEATTLE, WA – GGC co-founder and senior clinical geneticist, Roger E. Stevenson, MD, has been honored with ‘The ACMG Foundation David L. Rimoin Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Genetics’ at the college’s annual meeting in Seattle.
 
Stevenson, a native of Neeses, SC, is a 1962 graduate of Furman University and received his MD from Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest, where as a medical student, he set up the school’s first chromosome lab and made a groundbreaking discovery about the risk of birth defects in mothers with PKU, a rare inherited metabolic disorder. He proceeded to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he completed a pediatric residency and research fellowship. It was there he studied under some of the giants of the emerging field of medical genetics and was a contemporary of the award’s namesake, Dr. David Rimoin.

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