Giving to the Department of Human Genetics

Every gift to the Department of Human Genetics plays a vital role in supporting cutting-edge research, scholarships, internships, educational events, and new initiatives. In addition to recognizing outstanding faculty, students and alumni, these events promote awareness about the importance of genetics, and educate the medical community and the general public about promising new research in these areas. See all the areas you can help make a difference in Human Genetics. You can make a gift online through UM's secure giving site or print out a contribution card and mail it to:

U-M Department of Human Genetics
Medical Development Office
1000 Oakbrook Dr., Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Anita and Howard Cramer Fellowship Fund

Established in 1990 by Professor Harvey Cramer, this fellowship was set up to honor his parents, the late Anita and Howard Cramer. Harvey, a graduate of the University of Michigan went on to a teaching career in a city school district in upstate New York and presently at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. Harvey worked in the laboratory of the late Dr. David Kurnit for several summers in the late 1980's. This fund grants a fellowship award to one second-year Human Genetics Ph.D. student each year. Give Now

Carole McTague Genetic Counseling Enrichment Fund

This gift was made possible by John McTague, in memory of Carole McTague, a distinguished graduate of the Genetic Counseling Program. This fund is used to help support student participation in national and regional meetings, student participation in genetic field clinics, student travel to out-of-state summer internship rotations, and guest lectures on topics related to genetic counseling. Give Now

Diane Baker Alumni Lecture Award in Genetic Counseling

The Diane Baker Alumni Lecture Award was created in 2010, and honors graduates who embody the ambition and ideals of the University of Michigan’s Genetic Counseling Program...More | Give Now

Fletcher Research Fund

The Fletcher Research Fund is an expendable account established in 2014 to promote basic research in the Department of Human Genetics. The fundamental goal of research supported by the Fletcher fund is to determine how mutations in a large family of enzymes critical for the generation of all proteins [aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (ARS)] can cause movement disorders characterized by impaired walking, reduced sensation, and respiratory distress. Understanding how ARS mutations cause these diseases will lead to therapeutic design for treating patients. Give Now

Graduate Education

Graduate students are essential members of faculty-led basic research teams. This fund provides support to graduate students pursuing PhDs within the Department of Human Genetics. An investment in the education of these talented students helps cultivate the careers of scientists of the future as they strive to apply breakthroughs in research to the prevention, treatment, and cure of human disease. Give Now

James V. Neel Fellowship Fund

Contributions to this fund support awards given to two outstanding students as recipients of the James V. Neel Doctoral Fellowship, and the James V. Neel Genetic Counseling Fellowship... More | Give Now

James V. Neel Lectureship in Human Genetics

The James V. Neel Lectureship honors the legacy of James Neel, M.D., Ph.D., a pioneer in the study of human genetics, and Chair of the Department of Human Genetics for 25 years... More | Give Now

Thomas D. Gelehrter Lectureship in Medical Genetics

This lectureship builds upon Dr. Gelehrter’s career dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education, and care in Medical Genetics - an enduring legacy that will continue to raise awareness and improve this vital field... More | Give Now

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