Category: News

Curriculum Jamboree - February 2017

The GINGER program hosted a curriculum development workshop on February 2nd and 3rd, 2017. Known as the “Curriculum Jamboree”, the workshop brought together 30 local and international researchers, including Dean Michelle Williams of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard-Chan’s Epidemiology department Chair Dr. Albert Hofman, former Harvard University Provost and current Director […]

GINGER Featured on Harvard-Chan Website

The GINGER program was recently profiled as a featured news story on Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s webpage. Read the story here!

GINGER visits Addis Ababa University - May 2017

Members of the Global Initiative for Neuropsychiatric Genetics Education in Research (GINGER) team visited Stanley Global sites in South and East Africa: Walter Sisulu University campuses in Mthatha & Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and Addis Ababa University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In South Africa, the team conducted a needs assessment to determine training priorities for […]

GINGER hosts Summer Workshop: July 24–August 4, 2017

The Global Initiative for Neuropsychiatric Genetics Education in Research (GINGER) welcomed the inaugural cohort of 17 Research Fellows from Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and Uganda to the Broad Institute in July and August. The two week workshop kicked off with a keynote welcome and lecture by Stanley Center Director, Dr. Steve Hyman, and followed with […]

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.