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.
GINGER was featured in an article by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for its work under the Neuropsychiatric Genetics in African Populations (NeuroGAP) program. A joint effort by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute, NeuroGAP aims to capture wider diversity of genetic data available on psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders through what may be the largest collection effort yet mounted in Africa. Within this program lies GINGER, a two-year research education program to prepare a new generation of neuropsychiatric genetic researchers in Africa who will build on the discoveries of NeuroGAP-Psychosis and other projects, as well as chart new research avenues in their home countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and Uganda.
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!