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JEMF Student Manuscript Award

The JEMF Student Manuscript Award in intended to acknowledge outstanding publications of students research projects. Please find specific FAQs outlined below. 


Application Deadline: June 1, 2024.
Student Manuscript Application

Student Manuscript FAQs

Who is eligible for the JEMF Student Manuscript Award?

To be considered for the JEMF Student Manuscript Award, the applicant must be a NSGC member in good standing who applied for a JEMF Student Research Award within the past 5 years; have their graduate research results accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal; and be the first, second, or last author on the publication.  It is not a requirement that the student have received funding from JEMF; only that they applied for the JEMF Student Research Award funding during their graduate training.

My program director is on the JEMF Advisory Group (AG). Will they be able to contribute to the decision process regarding my application?

JEMF AG members who have a conflict of interest for any JEMF award submission are not permitted to contribute to the decision process regarding that award. As such, your program director on the AG would not be able to contribute to the decision process.

Can I resubmit a JEMF application for a manuscript award?

Applications for the manuscript award may be resubmitted if the applicant is still eligible to win the award (e.g. within the 5-year time frame post-JEMF Student Research Award application.)

How are funds received?

Funds will be disbursed as a one-time check made payable directly to the author awardee, typically within a month of selecting the awardee. There are no stipulations on these funds, therefore the awardee is free to use them as they see fit.

2023 JEMF Student Manuscript Award Winner

  • Loryn Byres, MS, CGC: “Exploring Autistic adults’ perspectives on genetic testing for autism”

Past JEMF Student Manuscript Award Winners


  • Nicole Huser, Improving gender-affirming care in genetic counseling: Using educational tools that amplify transgender and/or gender non-binary community voices


  • Sarah Mazzola, Primary care physicians' understanding and utilization of pediatric exome sequencing results 


  • Kennedy Borle, Risk communication in genetic counseling: Exploring uptake and perception of recurrence numbers, and their impact on patient outcomes


  • Diane Koeller, Utilization of Genetic Counseling after Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Findings from the Impact of Personal Genomics (PGen) Study


  • Carol Ko, Genetic Testing Impacts the Utility of Prospective Familial Screening in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Through Identification of a Non-Familial Subgroup


  • Ping Gong, Impact of HD Gene-Positive Status on Pre-Symptomatic Young Adults and Recommendations for Genetic Counselors