This intensive, four-day course is designed to update biology instructors, as well as other instructors and researchers in related disciplines, on genomic science. The course focuses on the continuing effort to find the genetic basis of various diseases and disorders, and current topics on the ethical, legal and social implications of genomics. This course is especially intended for college and university faculty seeking to update their curriculum or to develop new courses related to genetics.
Room and board are paid by NHGRI; participant schools pay travel costs for faculty participants, both to and from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Funding for the 2014 NHGRI Short Course workshop is still pending Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)/ National Institutes of Health (NIH) approval. We will update the this page as soon as more information is made available.
This course is designed to update instructors who train students from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in health related sciences and instructors from institutions that predominantly train students with disabilities and students from disadvantaged backgrounds including certain rural and inner-city environments.
Faculty at colleges and universities that train students predominantly from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis (See Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering) and institutions that train students from a social, cultural, or educational environment such as that found in certain rural or inner-city environments that have demonstrably and recently directly inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career will be considered. Faculty from institutions that train predominantly students with disabilities, which are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities are invited to apply as well.
Institutions that train largely students from disadvantaged backgrounds are defined as: Students who come from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds. These thresholds are based on family size; published by the U.S. Bureau of the Census; adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index; and adjusted by the Secretary for use in all health professions programs. The Secretary periodically publishes these income levels in Poverty Guidelines, Research, and Measurement.
The 2014 Current Topics in Genomic Research Short Course was held August 4-7, 2014
Belen Hurle, Ph.D.
Science Education Specialist, Education and Community Involvement Branch
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive
Building 31, Room B1B55
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 402-4931
Fax: (301) 480-5008
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Last Updated: August 21, 2014