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Educational Programs

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) supports a wide range of opportunities for professional training and career development for students, educators, health professionals and research scientists. Follow the links below to educational opportunities ranging from lectures and workshops to degree programs.

To learn more about NHGRI investigators and their work, see The Division of Intramural Research.

Last Updated Course Title Description Certificate or Credits
April 6, 2016 Short Course in Genomics: Nurse, Physician Assistant and Faculty Track New The Genomic Healthcare Branch offers the NHGRI Short Course in Genomics: Nurse, Physician Assistant and Faculty Track from August 1 - August 3, 2016. This year's course is for nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and the faculty who educate these health professionals in genomics. N/A
April 26, 2016 Genetics and Education Fellowship The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) co-sponsor the Genetics and Education Fellowship, which gives genetics professionals and opportunity to contribute to education program development and research at a national level.
July 23, 2012 University of the District of Columbia and the National Human Genome Research Institute Genomics Course Designed to foster an understanding of the various genome sequencing projects and their implications for health, research and society, the course prepares students for an advanced knowledge of genomics, its interdisciplinary nature and its role in personalized medicine. Subject matter for each individual lecture is conceptualized, developed and presented by UDC and NHGRI staff. N/A
February 14, 2014 NHGRI Advances in Genomics Research Summer Program An intensive six-day program covering the latest developments in genomics research and providing career development activities for promising graduate students. N/A
April 7, 2016 NHGRI Short Course in Genomics Our popular "short course," a four-day workshop for high school and community college faculty members teaching genetics, biology or related science courses. N/A
April 26, 2016 The Genetics and Public Policy Fellowship Genetics professionals with an advanced degree who are interested in national genetics health and research policy. N/A
Ongoing NHGRI Calendar of Events Professional conferences and workshops on a broad range of genetics topics. N/A

Educational Opportunities Through Other Organizations:

  • Graduate Student Awards for the Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Graduate Students
    In June 2011, 20 Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine and 550 young researchers from around the world will meet at Lindau, Germany, for the Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Graduate Students, to exchange ideas, discuss projects and build international networks. Requires nomination.
  • National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG) []
    A national consortium dedicated to providing access to genetics information and promoting health professional education.
  • Genetics in Clinical Practice: A Team Approach []
    Offered by Dartmouth University's Interactive Media Laboratory, this downloadable course based on the "Virtual Practicum" model is intended for health care providers where knowledge of clinical genetics can positively affect outcomes. Note: This course is offered free by download with a high-speed internet connection. NHGRI does not endorse, encourage or require purchasing this product.
  • Research and Training Opportunities at NIH []
    Additional research training opportunities in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Intramural Research program.

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Last Updated: May 9, 2016