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National Human Genome Research Institute Short Course in Genomics

The Education and Community Involvement (ECIB) Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is offering its annual NHGRI Short Course in Genomics from July 30 - August 2, 2018.

This year's 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.

What is the NHGRI Short Course in Genomics?

The NHGRI Short Course in Genomics offers science educators the opportunity to hear lectures and receive teaching resources from leading NHGRI and National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers, clinicians and staff and to discuss ways to incorporate genomics content into their classrooms.

Topics range from complex disorders/diseases, sequencing technologies, brain and behavior, bioinformatics, gene editing, the human microbiome, and ethical issues in genomics research, among others.

When and Where is the course held?

The NHGRI Short Course in Genomics will be held from Monday, July 30 - Thursday, August 2, 2018, on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland.  Accepted participants must attend for all four days of the course.

Is there a fee to attend the course?

The course itself 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.

How to Apply

Go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FRN65VQ

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Eastern Time on March 23, 2018.  Applicants will be notified via email of their application status by May 1, 2018.

For more information:

Ms. Christina Daulton:
Email: christina.daulton@nih.gov
Phone: (301) 496-1946

Dr. Belen Hurle
Email: bhurle@mail.nih.gov 
Phone: (301) 402-4931

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Last Updated: February 7, 2018