Short Course in Genomics
The 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.
The Education and Community Involvement (ECIB) Branch within NHGRI offered its annual NHGRI Short Course in Genomics, virtually, in July 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.
ECIB published in September 2020 on the NHGRI Short Course:
The NHGRI Short Course in Genomics: energizing genetics and genomics education in classrooms through direct engagement between educators and scientists
Genomics in Medicine
September 15, 2020
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.
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.
Last updated: October 2, 2020