Training Opportunities

NHGRI-funded Clinical Research Education in Genome Science (CREiGS) Short Course - Application Deadline August 16, 2021

Are you interested in enhancing your knowledge and skills in genomic research?
If you are a doctoral student, postdoctoral fellow,, or faculty member, then we have an online training for you!


The Clinical Research Education in Genome Science (CREiGS) Short Course is an NHGRI-funded initiative which aims to provide formal applied training in genetic epidemiology, statistical methods, computational tools, and engaging underrepresented populations in genomics research. The 11-week asynchronous and 3-day synchronous virtual CREiGS Short Course is open to doctoral students (including medical students), postdocs/fellows/residents, and faculty from academic institutions nationwide. We are committed to diversity and want to highly encourage those underrepresented in science and medicine to apply to CREiGS.

CREiGS will run from August 30, 2021 – November 14, 2021. The application cycle is now open. Individuals are encouraged to visit our website to learn more.

Application deadline is August 16, 2021.

For questions, email

The CREiGS Short Course is supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health under award number R25HG011021.

The NCATS Life Course Research Visual Toolkit, Charting the Life Course: An Interdisciplinary Blueprint

The NCATS Life Course Research Visual Toolkit, Charting the Life Course: An Interdisciplinary Blueprint, serves to increase knowledge about innovative life course research methods by providing content that is widely available and accessible to researchers across multiple disciplines through both longer and shorter visual formats presented by national and international experts in life course research.

In addition to the six recorded webinars, there are shorter 5 – 15 minute videos to allow for personalizing an educational approach for anyone interested in learning more about life course research methods and applications. The video archive, available in the CLIC Education Clearinghouse and Life Course Visual Toolkit YouTube Channel, includes both broad overviews of the subject matter and ‘How To’ videos that describe best practices for applying data science and complex methodological techniques to life course research questions.

Rosalind J. Wright, MD MPH Director and PI of Conduits (the Mount Sinai Health System CTSA) has three 8-10 minutes videos in the Research Visual Toolkit that can be accessed in the links below, best to be viewed in consecutive order.

  1. Journey into Complexity Science: The Promise of the Exposome
    Dr. Wright talks about how she got interested in life course research through her early work in genetics in asthma. She talks her experience developing longitudinal cohorts constructed to understand asthma and the lessons she learned. She describes new advances in life course research and how they can be used for a more comprehensive understanding of asthma.
  1. The Importance of Measuring Social and Chemical Stressors
    Dr. Wright discusses the interaction between social and chemical stressors across multiple levels and the importance of considering both in life course research. She describes the principles of life course research that should be considered when studying environmental exposures across the life course. She also notes that resiliency is also an important consideration in life course research.
  1. The Promise of the Exposome: Scaling it Up
    Dr. Wright discusses new tools and likens it to where genomic science was a decade ago. She outlines the next steps for integrating exposomics into translational research. She talks about taking advantage of new, exciting technologies as well as how to leverage existing resources.

This toolkit was made possible through the generous contributions of the planning committee and speakers’ time, with support from the Vanderbilt (VUMC 5UL1TR002243-04) and Utah (ULTTR002538) CTSAs and partial funding from the Life Course Research Intervention Research Network (Health Resources and Services Administration, UA6MC32492). Drs. Heidi Hanson and Shari Barkin led the working group to develop and create the toolkit.

CLIC Education & Career Development Gateway

GCO Funding Opportunities

Monthly and continuous submission funding opportunity packets are available on the GCO Funding Opportunities web page.


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