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GINGER Graduation Featured in Harvard-Chan News

The graduation of the first cohort of GINGER Research Fellows was recently profiled on the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s webpage. Read the story here!

GINGER On-site Training in Cape Town, South Africa - April 2022

The GINGER program recently returned from a week-long in-person training workshop for the GINGER Cohort Two Research Fellows in Cape Town, South Africa. The training was held from April 4-8, 2022 and topics included command line coding and cloud computing, Plink, and running through a GWAS step-by-step. The GINGER program was fortunate to welcome guest […]

GINGER On-site Training in Mexico City - March 2022

From March 14-16, 2022, the GINGER Team hosted a Neuropsychiatric Genetics Symposium and Genome Wide Association Study (GWAS) training for the NeuroMex team in Mexico City. This training was supported by a grant from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS). The one-day symposium took place on Monday, March 14th and was attended […]

GINGER On-Site Training in Kampala, Uganda - November 2021

From November 15-19 2021, the GINGER Program was fortunate to be able to host its first in-person training workshop with the Cohort II Research Fellows, as well as three of our Senior Fellows from Cohort I, at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. The main focus of the training was Cloud Computing, led by Drs. Lori […]

GINGER Celebrates Graduation of First Cohort of Research Fellows

  On May 20th, GINGER virtually celebrated the graduation of the first cohort of Research Fellows after they completed three years of research education, which included over 126 hours of virtual classroom education and 160 in-person workshop hours. The 17 Research Fellows were joined during the graduation by over 50 individuals logging on from 7 […]

GINGER On-site Training in Campeche, Mexico – January 2019

GINGER and the NeuroMex project recently collaborated to provide a research skills training course for NeuroMex study team members. The goal of the training was to begin providing the project’s clinical researchers with research skills needed to work with and analyze NeuroMex study data. Led by GINGER & NeuroMex Team Members Courtney White, Kristi Post, […]

GINGER On-site Training in Addis Ababa – November 2019

GINGER held the program’s 4th on-site training from November 18-22, 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry at Addis Ababa University. The one-week workshop focused on introductory biostatistics and the use of R programming for statistical analysis. The workshop was led by GINGER’S PI, Dr. Lori Chibnik in collaboration with […]

GINGER On-site Training in Durban, South Africa - February 2019

GINGER hosted its 4th on-site training in Durban, South Africa from February 4-16, 2019. The training was run in collaboration with the Discipline of Psychiatry at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, led by Department Head Prof. Bonga Chiliza, who also serves as the Chair of the NeuroGAP Advisory Board, and Senior Specialist and Lecturer Dr. Saeeda […]

GINGER On-site Training in Mthatha, South Africa - November 2018

From November 19-23, GINGER held its third on-site training of 2018 in Mthatha, South Africa in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry at Walter Sisulu University. The one-week course covered introductory biostatistics and epidemiology, as well as the basics of genomics research, and the ethics of conducting mental health research, and was led by GINGER’s […]

GINGER Fellows Op-ed in The Conversation

In November 2018, the GINGER Research Fellows published an Op-Ed in The Conversation, entitled “Mental health genetics: African solutions for African challenges.” Click here to read the article in its entirety.

GINGER On-site Training in Kilifi, Kenya - September 2018

GINGER completed its second on-site training of 2018 in Kilifi, Kenya in collaboration with the Kenya Medical Research Institute-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) and the Initiative to Develop African Research Leaders (IDeAL). Held from September 20-26, the intensive course focused heavily on bioinformatics and genetic data analysis. Ten individuals from the KEMRI-WTRP were selected to […]