This is a month long programme hosted by NIH. “A 5-year initiative (2016-2020) designed to help developing nations build and expand their knowledge base, infrastructure, systems and technologies in genetics and genomics, in order to help them understand the prevalence and basis of genetic diseases in their nations, and to help them address their public health challenges. This will result in helping them to improve their economies and in building healthier nations worldwide.”

“Eligibility and Application

The program is intended to train health care professionals and trainees from developing nations that that are in their early-mid career stage. The curriculum is designed in English for healthcare professionals with an advanced understanding of the biological sciences. Hence, research scientists (Ph.D.), physicians (M.B.B.S./M.D.), dentists (D.D.S./D.M.D.), dentist-scientists, nurses (M.S./Ph.D.), counselors (M.S./Ph.D.) and medical, dental and graduate school trainees can apply. Selected candidates will be fully sponsored (travel, local transportation (in the United States), lodging: same sex, 2 persons/room, per diem), for the duration of the summit (Sept. 1st-30th, 2016).”
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