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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 July 31 - August 3, 2017. 

The course is for middle and high school teachers, community college, and Tribal College faculty teaching genetics, biology or related science courses. Class size is limited.

The 2017 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 complex disorders/diseases, brain and behavior, bioinformatics, the human microbiome, ethical issues in genomics research, computational genomics, and race and health disparities, among others.  

Funding: The course is free. NHGRI has funding for air travel, hotel accommodations, and per diem for up to four participants only.  Selection is based on financial need and distance from course location.

The application window for 2017 Short Course in Genomics is closed.

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

For Middle School and High School 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

For Community College/Tribal College Faculty

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

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Last Updated: June 27, 2017