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Beverly Jane White, MD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. White has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the health care industry

Dr. White focused on three specialties: pediatrics, clinical cytogenetics and clinical genetics.

    BELLEVUE, WA, August 07, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Beverly Jane White, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. White celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A retired medical geneticist, Dr. White was a pediatrics specialist who practiced for nearly five decades, retiring in 2008 as a medical director for the cytogenetics and genetic counseling departments at Nichols Institute-Quest Diagnostics in San Juan Capistrano, CA. A former medical director and chair of their genetics division and associate director of cytogenetics for the organization, she also worked for Corning Clinical Laboratories in Teterboro, NJ as director of cytogenetics between 1995 and 1996 and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, between 1965 and 1995. During her tenure at NIH, Dr. White held various roles, including staff fellowships, acting chief of the cytogenetics section in the laboratory of experimental pathology, director of the cytogenetics unit in the laboratory of chemical biology, research medical officer and attending physician foe the clinical center, and was both a founding and steering committee member of the interinstitute medical genetics program.

Dr. White focused on three specialties: pediatrics, clinical cytogenetics and clinical genetics. Also, during her clinical career at NIH, she studied strains of laboratory mice with balanced chromosome rearrangements and was able to produce newborn mice with an extra small chromosome and evaluate its effect on growth and development. To her knowledge, this had never been done before with laboratory strains. There was much interest in it as a promising animal model for better understanding human cytogenetic abnormalities. In 1971, Dr. White also utilized the Freedom of Information Act to examine and present data from all employees at the NIH at an EEO conference, which resulted in admitting women physicians as public health officers to their intramural clinical fellowship training programs. What was denied to her in the 1960s, she had made possible for the next generation of women in the 1970s.

A visiting scientist in the department of pediatrics, division of genetics, at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. White also spent time as an intramural consultant for the NIH and as a consultant in the department of obstetrics-gynecology at the Naval Hospital in Bethesda. She was a consultant to the associate editor of the Journal of National Cancer Institute as well, lectured and presented in her field and has authored and co-authored more than 100 articles, abstracts and poster presentations in scholarly journals.

An elected fellow and founding member of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. White was also a member of the American Medical Association and the American Society of Human Genetics and member and former program committee member of the Association of Genetic Technologists.

Following completion of required premedical coursework, she earned her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Washington. Dr. White completed her internship at Philadelphia General Hospital, residency in pediatrics at the University of Washington and research fellowship in medical obstetrics-gynecology and endocrinology at the Cardiovascular Research Institute in the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco. A diplomate of the National Board of Examiners, the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Medical Genetics, she was a licensed physician and surgeon in both Washington and California. The recipient of several awards, including a Reuben Award by the American Society for the Study of Sterility, Dr. White has been cited in many editions of Who's Who, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare and Who's Who in Science and Engineering.

As Dr. White approaches 80 years old in October 2018, she hopes to remain as active and healthy as she is now. She loves to hike, walk and bike. She also enjoys taking photography and traveling. A mother of two children, she has two grandchildren and one great-grandchild as well.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Beverly Jane White, MD, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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