Special Service Award

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the International 22q11.2 Society, a special award was presented to recognize the long-term dedication of a group. The inaugural award was presented to a centre that demonstrated outstanding, longstanding, exemplary and unwavering commitment and contributions to the chromosome 22q11.2 community since 1992.

Congratulations to Profs. Beverly Emanuel and Donna McDonald-McGinn, along with colleagues at the 22q and You Center at the Children's Hospital in Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, who received the inaugural Special Service Award on July 12th, 2018, at the 11th Biennial International 22q11.2 Conference in Whistler, BC.

Along with Prof. Elaine Zackai, Prof. Emanuel published a seminal paper on the involvement of proximal 22q in DiGeorge Syndrome in 1982. Since then, Profs. Beverly Emanuel and Donna McDonald-McGinn, along with the whole group, have contributed significantly to patient care and research in 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome.

Profs. McDonald-McGinn and Emanuel

Special Service Award 2018 CHOP group