Athena Starlard-Davenport Selected As Scholar for American Society of Human Genetics Scholars Initiative

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Dr. Athena Starlard-Davenport (Photo by Allen Gillespie/ UTHSC)

Athena Starlard-Davenport, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been selected as a scholar for the American Society of Human Genetics Scholars Initiative.

Dr. Starland-Davenport competed with 46 other candidates to be selected for the inaugural class of scholars. She will hold the distinction for two years.

In this role, Dr. Starland-Davenport, an accomplished breast cancer researcher will be assigned a mentor, attend conferences, participate in webinars and group chat sessions, and plan and lead public education and engagement activities in the community.

The American Society of Human Genetics promotes the advancement of diversity and inclusion of young researchers in the human genetics field.