News Archive: 2018

Research Developments in Psychiatry discussed at University of KwaZulu-Natal Seminar

In March 2018, GINGER Program Director, Dr. Lori Chibnik, and Associate Director, Dr. Bizu Gelaye, traveled to Durban, South Africa to meet with faculty from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in preparation for a planned forthcoming GINGER on-site training. Pictured from left to right: Dr. Bonginkosa Chiliza, Chair of the Department […]

GINGER On-site Training in Kampala, Uganda - June 2018

GINGER’s first on-site training was hosted in partnership with the Department of Psychiatry at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. Courses in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Systematic Reviews, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, amongst others, were led by GINGER’s Director, Dr. Lori Chibnik, and Associate Director, Dr. Bizu Gelaye, in collaboration with local faculty. GINGER Research Fellows Dr. […]

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 […]

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 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 […]