Global Initiative for Neuropsychiatric Genetics Education in Research (GINGER)

GINGER is a two-year global neuropsychiatric genetics training program established by the Broad Institute, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and research and academic institutions participating in NeuroGAP-Psychosis and NeuroDev. The program will help boost global capacity for neuropsychiatric genetics research by training a new generation of independent researchers in this field.

GINGER’s curriculum,  developed with the active participation of senior faculty from each participating institution across East and South Africa, immerses enrolled fellows in a rich combination of didactic learning, hands-on training, team building, and peer mentoring offered in the form of:

  • Workshops: A series of neuropsychiatric epidemiology and genetics workshops focusing on epidemiology, genetics, writing, mentoring, and building a research program.
  • Virtual coursework: Weekly virtual training and mentoring sessions to follow the progress of projects and learn from renowned researchers in the field of neuropsychiatric epidemiology and genetics.
  • Onsite training: Onsite skills-based training taught at each collaborating institution, open to a larger audience, including graduate students, fellows, research assistants and project managers.


GINGER Research Fellows

2017-2019 Cohort

For the inaugural 2017-2019 training program, GINGER recruited 17 research fellows from seven different collaborating institutions in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa  and Uganda.

Addis Ababa University - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


University of Cape Town - Cape Town, South Africa

KEMRI Wellcome Trust – Kilifi, Kenya

Moi University – Eldoret, Kenya

Makerere University – Kampala, Uganda

Stellenbosch University – Stellenbosch, South Africa

To learn more, visit the GINGER website.

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