Expanding Educational Training Opportunities in Genomic Medicine

Monday, December 14, 2020

This fall, the Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine (CAGPM) expanded their educational opportunities with the addition of two new programs. Currently, CAGPM manages a post-doctoral training program in genomic medicine. The first new program is a one-year training fellowship specifically targeted to genetic counselors looking to gain research experience in genomic medicine. The genetic counselor curricula can vary in the amount of content and experience provided with respect to conducting genomic research. Therefore, this program is intended to immerse counselors in a research setting to gain hands-on experience with research, ranging from study design and protocol development to data analysis and management. 

The second new program aims to develop a suite of online educational modules on genomic medicine for health care professionals. Called the “Rapid Personalized Learning Platform for Genomic Medicine,” the online educational modules will cover a range of basic and applied topics in genomic medicine, and will provide an opportunity to refresh providers’ knowledge about human genetics, genomics and clinical applications as well as introduce these topics to new learners. Learners can choose to complete any combination of modules and continuing education credits will be provided. 

Both programs are supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute and are under the direction of Drs. Geoff Ginsburg and Susanne Haga. For more information about these programs, please contact Dr. Haga. Applications are now being accepted for the post-doctoral training fellowship to start July 1, 2021.