The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Short Course in Genomics offers science educators the opportunity to hear lectures and receive teaching resources from leading researchers, clinicians and staff. Topics include complex diseases, sequencing technologies, brain and behavior, bioinformatics, gene editing, the human microbiome, and ethical issues in genomics research.
2020 Short Course
The Education and Community Involvement (ECIB) Branch within NHGRI is offering its annual NHGRI Short Course in Genomics from July 27 – July 30, 2020. This year's course is for middle and high school teachers, community college and Tribal College faculty teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses. Class size is limited.
What is the NHGRI Short Course in Genomics?
The NHGRI Short Course in Genomics offers STEM educators the opportunity to hear lectures and receive teaching resources from leading NHGRI and NIH researchers, clinicians, and staff and to discuss ways to incorporate genomics content into their classrooms. Topics range from complex disorders/diseases, brain and behavior, bioinformatics, the human microbiome, ethical issues in genomics research, and race and health disparities, among others.
View the sample 2019 Short Course agenda.
When and Where is the course held?
The NHGRI Short Course in Genomics will be held from July 27 – July 30, 2020 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 for all participants. NHGRI has very limited funding for air travel, hotel accommodations, and per diem for some accepted applicants. Selection is based on financial need and distance from course location. We strongly suggest seeking outside travel funding as needed.
How to Apply
The course application is open from February 3 – March 19, 2020. Applicants will be notified of decisions by April 7, 2020.
Nurse, Physician Assistant and Faculty Track
The NHGRI Short Course in Genomics: Nurse, Physician Assistant and Faculty Track offers participants the opportunity to learn best practices from leaders in genomics education and practice for health professionals. The course is targeted to nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and the faculty who educate these health professionals in genomics.
In addition to lectures and panel discussions, the course includes interactive sessions with course participants and presenters. After two days of lectures and hands-on activities, the class separates into two groups: the educator group will review existing curricula for ways to incorporate genomic content; the provider group will learn about successful models in which genetics/genomics have been integrated into practice. Tours of the NIH Clinical Center will also be offered.
The course is not currently offered. However, information about previous courses is available:
Last updated: April 27, 2020