Myron Genel is a Professor Emeritus of pediatrics and a Senior Research Scientist at the Yale University School of Medicine where he served as an Associate Dean for government and community affairs for twenty years. As a Pediatric Endocrinologist, he previously served as a Chief of the Section of Pediatric Endocrinology and the Director of the Children’s Clinical Research Center. Genel received the 2004 Joseph W. St. Geme Leadership Award, one of the highest honors in academic pediatrics, primarily for two decades’ leadership of the Public Policy Council of the American Pediatric Society, Society for Pediatric Research and Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs, which he continues to direct. He was the Chair of the American Medical Association’s Section on Medical Schools and its Council on Scientific Affairs, was a Founding Member of the IOM Clinical Research Roundtable, and is the President of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. Moreover, Genel is a Member of the National Children’s Study Federal Advisory Committee, and in June 2006 he was appointed to the HHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP). Dr. Genel was part of an international interdisciplinary team which succeeded in eliminating gender verification in international athletic competition, including the Olympic Games. He was a Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical Commission's Working Group on transsexual athletes which drafted criteria which permit transsexual athletes to compete in international athletic competition.
Biography Updated on 16 October 2008