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Short Courses

These introductory research courses (or “on-site trainings”) are meant to spark new interest in neuropsychiatric genetics, offer foundational courses not yet offered by collaborating institutions, and expand community for our partner institutions and GINGER Research Fellows.

Our Short Courses are open to a larger audience (think graduate students, fellows, research assistants, and project managers).

They happen at – and thanks to – our partner institutions in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and Uganda. Short Courses run for one to two weeks, co-taught by GINGER and local faculty with help from our Teaching Fellows.

Previous courses:

R Programming and Biostatistics, February 2019
NeuroMex Program, Campeche, Mexico

The GINGER Program provided a week long training in R programming and Biostatistics for the NeuroMex Research Program. The training was held in Campeche, Mexico.

Interactive Research Methods Course for Researchers and Research Methods for Registrars, 2019
University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

The Interactive Research Methods Course for Researchers was open to all College of Health Sciences current MMed Sci, PhD, and post-PhD researchers, or researchers with publications. The course offered skills training in biostatistics, epidemiology, introductory R programming and data management and sessions on manuscript writing and research ethics. The purpose of the course was to provide fundamental knowledge and skills needed when running independent research projects.

The Research Methods for Registrars was open to all Registrars or students registered for MMed or Masters in the College of Health Sciences. The purpose of the course was to introduce Registrars to concepts and skills in epidemiologic study design, biostatistics with SPPS, data management and systematic reviews to support the development of individual research projects.

Interactive Research Methods & Analysis Training, 2018
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

This two-week training hosted by Makerere University in Kampala offered short courses in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Qualitative Research Methods, Bioethics, Systematic Reviews and Psychiatry.

The workshop was designed and taught by faculty and guests from from Makerere University, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.