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Joycelyn M. Lee, Ph.D., associate research scientist at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, has been recognized as one of South Florida’s “25 Most Influential & Prominent Black Women in Business for 2012” by Legacy magazine. For the seventh year, Legacy has chosen an elite group of women selected by a committee of prominent South Florida business leaders, for this distinction.

“To be recognized with such an amazing group of women is an honor within itself,” said Lee. “I am grateful to the selection committee for recognizing my contributions to reducing health disparities.”

Lee, who serves as project manager for the Hussman Institute’s autism genetics research program and the Genetics Awareness Project, is on the planning committee for the May 2013 “Why We Can’t Wait: Conference to Eliminate Health Disparities in Genomic Medicine.” A licensed clinical psychologist with 10 years of experience, Lee specializes in autism spectrum disorders, developmental disorders, program evaluation, psychological assessment, and school consultations.

“Dr. Lee is an outstanding member of our research team here at the Hussman Institute,” said Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Professor of Human Genomics. “She has made countless contributions to both our autism research project and Genetics Awareness Project. This is a much-deserved honor.”

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