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 Walter Sisulu University students and faculty. In Addis Ababa, GINGER organized and ran a three-day R Programming course from May 23rd-25th. The course was attended by 25 faculty and PhD students from the departments of Psychiatry, Pharmacology, and Public Health at Addis Ababa University.
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 of the Stanley Center at the Broad Institute, Dr. Steve Hyman, as well as Principal Investigators from the GINGER collaborating sites in Africa.