Wellcome Trust Governor Kay Davies to receive award

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named Professor Dame Kay Davies the 2015 recipient of the annual William Allan Award.

The Allan Award, which recognises a scientist for substantial and far-reaching scientific contributions to human genetics, was established in 1961 in memory of William Allan, MD (1881–1943), one of the first American physicians to conduct extensive research on human genetics and hereditary diseases. Professor Davies will receive her award, which will include an engraved medal and monetary prize, on Friday 9 October, during ASHG’s 65th Annual Meeting in Baltimore. She will present her William Allan Award address immediately thereafter.

See the full press release on the ASHG website.