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National Human Genome Research Institute Short Course in Genomics

The Education and Community Involvement Branch within the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is offering its annual NHGRI Short Course in Genomics from August 1 - August 3, 2016. 

This year's course is for K-12 faculty members teaching genetics, biology or related science courses. 

NHGRI Short Course in Genomics

The NHGRI Short Course in Genomics, held on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland, offers faculty the opportunity to hear lectures and receive teaching resources from leading NHGRI and NIH researchers, clinicians, and staff, to discuss ways to incorporate genomics content into their classrooms and to participate in tours of NIH facilities.

Topics range from undiagnosed and rare diseases, cancer genomics, ethical issues in genomics research, and health disparities, among others.  Participants will also have the opportunity to tailor their experiences based on offered elective sessions.

Applications now being accepted for the 2016 NHGRI Short Course in Genomics.
The application deadline is 5 p.m. Eastern on March 25, 2016.

For K-12 faculty applications, see: Application for the 2016 NHGRI Short Course in Genomics

For Community College faculty applications, see: Application for the 2016 NHGRI Short Course in genomics
 

For more information on attending this year's course, contact:

 K-12 Faculty

Belen Hurle, Ph.D.
Education Outreach Specialist
Education and Community Involvement Branch
National Human Genome Research Institute
Phone: (301) 402-4931
E-mail: bhurle@mail.nih.gov

Community College Faculty

Christina Daulton, M.A.
Education Outreach Specialist
Education and Community Involvement Branch
National Human Genome Research Institute
Phone: (301) 496-1946
E-mail: christina.daulton@nih.gov


2016 NHGRI Short Course in Genomics Proposed Topics and Speakers

Race, Racism, and Health Disparities: Vence Bonham, J.D.

Cancer Genomics: Lawrence Brody, Ph.D.

Dog Genome: Elaine Ostrander, Ph.D.

Bioinformatics: Medha Bhagwat, Ph.D.

Undiagnosed Diseases ProgramBill Gahl, M.D., Ph.D.

Brain and Behavior: Philip Shaw, Ph.D.

Human Microbiome Project: Lita Proctor, Ph.D.

Precision Medicine: Eric Green, MD, Ph.D.

NHGRI Resources for Teachers and Students (Genome: Unlocking Life's Code): Jeff Witherly, Ph.D.
 

2015 NHGRI Short Course in Genomics AgendaPDF file

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Last Updated: February 9, 2016