The 22q11.2 Society

Promoting research, diagnosis, prognosis, and management of 22q11.2DS & related disorders

Donna McDonald-McGinn receives the NSGCares Community Engagement Award

The 22q11.2 Society is proud to announce that our very own Founding Board Member and current Chair, Donna McDonald-McGinn, MS, LCGC, received the National Society of Genetic Counselors 2022 NSGCares Community Engagement Award. NSGC released the following video to celebrate the occasion:

Donna was nominated for the award by fellow genetic counsellors Kathleen Valverde and Margaret Harr. The award ceremony took place in Nashville TN, during the 41st Annual Conference of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, from November 16 to 20, 2022. Donna received the award from her son, Daniel McGinn, a Genetic Counseling Assistant at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

We would like to acknowledge Prof. McDonald-McGinn's longstanding and exemplary commitment to support patients and families affected by chromosome 22q11.2 differences as well as the larger 22q scientific and clinical community. We were also delighted to see so many 22q11.2 Society members and our recent Croatia meeting featured prominently in the video. Sending huge congratulations and best wishes to Donna now and in the future!


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