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Renowned geneticist R. Rodney Howell receives ACMG Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award
Date:4/3/2012

R. Rodney Howell, MD, FACMG, is the recipient of the 2012 American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Howell is Professor of Pediatrics and Chairman Emeritus at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami.

Dr. Howell, president of the American College of Medical Genetics Foundation, was honored for his lifelong commitment and work in the field of pediatrics and genetic research and for his role and leadership in the development and advancement of newborn screening.

"Dr. Howell really is a champion of Newborn Screening," said Dr. Duane Alexander, M.D., the former Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development when Dr. Howell served as the Senior Advisor to the Director from 2004 to 2011, a time when the Institute's research was focused on newborn screening.

"He has been the leader in that area of pediatrics ever since the 1960s. He was an outstanding pediatrician and advocate for children as well," Alexander said, who noted that in addition to his work in genetics and newborn screening, Dr. Howell served as the chairman of the departments of pediatrics at both the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Miami.

"It's always great to have someone recognize some of the things you have been involved with," Dr. Howell said of receiving the award. "That fact that I have been involved with the College, and that the College has grown vastly beyond its start, and is really making a difference, all goes a long way into making me pleased that the College and the Foundation has seen fit to recognize some of the things I have been involved with."

Born in the small town of Concord, North Carolina, Dr. Howell, 80, worked in a small machine shop owned by his father and, before graduating high school, was a master-machinist. Dr. Howell said that he passed on many "really good job offers," as a machinis
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Contact: Kathy Beal
kbeal@acmg.net
301-238-4582
American College of Medical Genetics
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