Jean Hirsch Priest, MD, ACMG-CG

Professor Emeritus

A Timeline of Professional Milestones

1928

Born to Edwin Frederick Hirsch and Marion Sharp (Lane) Hirsch in Chicago, IL.

1947

Earns a Bachelor of Philosophy, with honors, from the University of Chicago.

1950

Achieves a Bachelor of Science from the University of Chicago.

1953

Obtains a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Chicago.

1953

Is a rotating intern at the University of Washington and King County Hospital System until 1954.

1954

Completes a pediatric residency at the University of Chicago Clinics by 1956.

1957

Is a staff physician at the Respiratory Center of Columbus Hospital in Chicago until 1958 and fellow of the Chicago Heart Association.

1957

Teaches as a clinical instructor of pediatrics at the University of Illinois, Chicago until 1958.

1958

Marries Robert Eugene Priest and is a staff pediatrician at the Rainier School in Buckley, WA until 1962.

1963

Teaches as an instructor and assistant professor of pediatrics and pathology at the University of Colorado Medical Center until 1971.

1964

Serves as the director of the Birth Defects Clinic at the University of Colorado School of Mines until 1967.

1971

Is a staff member and physician at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA until 1990.

1971

Teaches pathology, pediatrics and medical genetics at Emory University and is director of the Prenatal Diagnosis Program until 1990.

1973

Serves as a member of the board of directors of the Atlanta Genetics Society until 1982.

1976

Is chair of the social issues committee of the American Society of Human Genetics until 1980 and a consultant for the FDA until 1985.

1977

Serves as vice president of the American Dermatoglyphics Society until 1981.

1990

Is appointed professor emeritus in the Departments of Pediatrics-Medical Genetics and Pathology at Emory University.

1991

Is a staff member and physician at Shodair Hospital in Helena, MT until 2005.

2006

Receives the Distinguished Cytogenetics Award from the American Cytogenetics Conference.

2010

Receives the Emeritus College Award from Emory University.

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