Korf, M.D., Ph.D., UAB IDDRC Co-PI
Bruce Korf is a nationally recognized leader
in human genetics and internationally regarded
as a leading authority in the neurodevelopmental
disorder neurofibromatosis. Dr. Korf joined the UAB faculty in 2003 as
the Wayne H. and Sara Crews Finley Professor of Medical Genetics and
Chair of the UAB Department of
Genetics. Prior to this time, Dr. Korf
had distinguished himself at Harvard Medical School for the past twenty
the academic ranks to Associate Professor. He was appointed Medical Director
of the Harvard-Partners Center for Genetics and Genomics in 1999.
Korf has had major leadership roles in the National
Neurofibromatosis Foundation since 1985. He was Vice-President
for Clinical Genetics of the American College of Medical
Genetics from 2001-2002, President of the Association
of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics from 2002-2004,
and Chair of the Committee on Standards of the LCME
in 2002. He has served as Chair of the NIDCR Special
Emphasis Panel, a member of the NIGMS Human Genetic
Cell Repository, and Chair of the Integration Panel
of the US Army Neurofibromatosis Research Program.
He is presently a member of the Board of Directors
of the American Society of Human Genetics and the Board
of Scientific Counselors of the National Cancer Institute.
Dr. Korf is a member of numerous professional societies
in being a founding Fellow of the American College
of Medical Genetics. He serves on numerous editorial
boards including the American Journal of Human Genetics,
Journal of Neural Transmission, Genetics in Medicine,
Neuropsychiatric Genetics, and Current Protocols in
Human Genetics and is Section editor for Genetics,
Current Opinion in Pediatrics.
Korf has received numerous awards from the National
Neurofibromatosis Foundation including the Von Recklinghausen,
the President’s, and the Courtmanche awards.
Dr. Korf has mentored numerous graduate students and
postdoctoral fellows since 1987 in clinical and molecular
genetics. Since arriving at UAB, Dr. Korf has engaged
actively in collaborative activities with the CIRC
and the Sparks Clinics.
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