Rocky Hill, CT – The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) will present a CASE award for Distinguished Service to its member Myron ‘Mike’ Genel for his outstanding leadership as an Academy Officer, Member of Council and Executive Editor of the CASE Bulletin. Dr. Genel is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Clinical Professor of Nursing at the Yale School of Medicine. The CASE Governing Council created the Distinguished Service Award in 2010 to honor members who have provided outstanding service to the Academy. CASE will present the award at its 42nd Annual Meeting and Dinner on Monday, May 22nd, at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.
Dr. Genel was elected to CASE in 1992. He has served on several study committees, including the Connecticut Disparity Study (2013-16), and A Needs-Based Analysis of the UConn Health Center Facilities Plan (2008). He also served for a total of 12 years as an Elected Council Member (2000–06), and as Vice President/President/Past President (2006-12). Since the spring of 2016, he has served as the 1st CASE Bulletin Executive Editor for Medicine, providing expert advice and editing support for each issue and assisting in the selection feature articles.
Dr. Genel joined the Yale School of Medicine faculty in 1971 and was Associate Dean, Government and Community Affairs from 1985 to 2004. Previously he was chief of the section of pediatric endocrinology and program director of the Children’s Clinical Research Center.
Dr. Genel has served at the interface between biomedical research, clinical endocrinology and public policy in many capacities. For twenty-seven years, beginning in 1984, he directed the public affairs activities of three major pediatric academic and research societies: American Pediatric Society, Association of American Medical School Department Chairs and the Society for Pediatric Research. He has also served as chair of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Council on Scientific Affairs; the governing council of the AMA Section on Medical Schools and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Council of Academic Societies. A Distinguished Service member of the AAMC, Dr. Genel has received a number of awards including the Distinguished Service Award from the Society for Pediatric Research in 2003, the Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award from the Federation of Pediatric Organizations in 2004, and the President’s Award for Distinguished Service from the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2010.