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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 different countries, all of whom have supported the fellows throughout their time in the program. This included Stanley Center leadership, GINGER collaborating Principal Investigators, as well as broader members of the GINGER community, including members of the NeuroGAP, NeuroDEV and NeuroGenE programs. Individual mentors of the fellows and community members from collaborating institutions were also present, along with several GINGER Teaching Fellows. Remarks were provided by Drs. Karestan Koenen and Steve Hyman, as well as Dr. Alicia Martin, who spoke about her time as a Teaching Fellow, and reflections on their time in the program were provided by fellows Abebe Hailu, Dr. Nastassja Koen, Dr. Emmanuel Mwesiga, and Dr. Linnet Ongeri, who spoke on behalf of their country cohorts. The GINGER Program would like to thank all of those who have supported the program since its inception in 2017!