Training Programs and Courses
The Human Genome Project and population research have led to a better understanding of how genetics contributes to common chronic conditions and an appreciation for the role of genomics in public health. However, there is a need for genomic research findings to be translated into interventions and tools that are useful for preventive medicine and public health. Many public health professionals need additional support and training to understand advances in genomics and to apply this information to disease prevention and health promotion programs.
CDC’s Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG) conducts and supports workshops, courses, and other training activities in public health genomics, family history, and human genome epidemiology. OPHG was also involved in developing genomics competencies for public health professionals.
CDC-Supported Training Programs
- American Society of Human Genetics Public Health Genetics Fellowship
- Six Weeks to Genomic Awareness, Center for Public Health and Community Genomics, University of Michigan
Other Training Programs and Courses
- Genetic Epidemiology, Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences
- Genetic Epidemiology Online Training, Uiversity of Washington, School of Public Health
- Genomic Careers Resource Web site, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
- Epidemiology Courses, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
- Summer Program, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
- Molecular & Genetic Epidemiology Program, University of Pittsburgh
- Training and Technical Assistance, University of Michigan, Center for Public Health and Community Genomics