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Dr. Mahmoud Aarabi- poster awardCongratulations once again to Dr. Mahmoud Aarabi!  Dr. Aarabi’s poster entitled, “Intragenic ARHGEF9 Microdeletion in Xq11.1. is Associated with Autism and Global Development Delay in Females”, was selected as one of the Best Poster Presentations at the University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association 2017 Postdoctoral Data & Dine Symposium.

In recognition of this achievement, Dr. Aarabi will be presented a $750 travel award to attend a scientific meeting or professional development conference.

Recent Award Recipients

Evgenio SklirouDr. Evgenia Skilirou, who will be completing her medical genetics fellowship at the end of June 2017, was selected as a recipient of 2017-2018 Clinical Genetics Fellowship in Biochemical Genetics from the Shire/ACMGF Next Generation Medical Genetics Training Awards Program. The ACGM Foundation announced the awards at the 2017 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona on March 22, 2017. CONGRATULATIONS on being selected for the Clinical Genetics Fellowship in Biochemical Genetics!

Dr. Mahmoud Aarabi, Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, and ABMGG Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellow-in-Training was awarded  a 2017 NIH Trainee Travel Award to attend the American Society of Andrology (ASA) 42nd Conference, April 22 – 25, 2017 at the Hilton Miami Downtown in Miami, Florida.  Dr. Aarabi will present an abstract entitled, “Prenatal and Postnatal Genetic Diagnosis of 45X/46,XY Mosaicism and its Clinical Implications: A 20-Year Study”.  This abstract was written in collaboration with Urvashi Surti, Ph.D., Selma F. Witchel, M.D., Francis Schneck, M.D., Aleksandar Rajkovic, M.D., Ph.D. and Svetlana A. Yatsenko, M.D.  Congratulations!

Upcoming Presentation

“Perspectives and Diagnostic Considerations in Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Carrier Screening”

Thomas W. Prior, Ph.D., FACMG

Friday, June 23, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 P.M.
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Auditorium – 0 Level

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