Dr. Anna Lehman is the 2018 recipient of the WHRI Genomic Medicine Clinician Scientist Salary Award

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Photo of Dr. Anna LehmanCongratulations to Dr. Anna Lehman, recipient of the WHRI Genomic Medicine Clinician Scientist Salary Award!  The award provides partial salary support for three years to enable an early- to mid-career clinical geneticist to become an independent clinician scientist leading a genomic medicine research program at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre.

Dr. Lehman has worked for the last seven as a clinical geneticist at Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia and as Associate Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia.  Through this work she has been building a translational research program geared toward improving the process of genomic diagnosis.  BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre is currently supporting two projects developed through this program and co-led by Dr. Lehman: CAUSES (Clinical Assessment of the Utility of Sequencing and Evaluation as a Service), and RAPIDOMICS.

With the award Dr. Lehman intends to continue in her roles on the Silent Genomes, Care4Rare-Solve, and IMAGINE projects, as well as submit a grant application as principle investigator for her long-term project on the causes of Adams-Oliver syndrome.  She will also continue to research on therapeutics for rare inborn errors of metabolism as site principle investigator of an upcoming multi-site phase III randomized, blinded placebo-controlled clinical trial.  Finally, Dr. Lehman will continue to supervise and train postdoctoral fellows and PhD students in the science of genome analysis.

A special thanks to BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre Foundation for funding this award.