The UNC Department of Genetics is excited to announce the UNC Educational Pathways to Increase Diversity in GEnomics (EDGE) training program for undergraduate students.
UNC EDGE was developed by the Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care (PPMH) and is led by Genetics faculty members Dr. Folami Ideraabdullah and Dr. Jonathan Berg. This two-year summer program combines career education, mentoring, and research skills training to support students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds that are interested in careers in genomics. UNC EDGE welcomes applications from college freshman and sophomore students who are underrepresented in the field of genomics. This includes Native Americans/Alaska natives, Hispanic Americans, Hawaiian natives/US Pacific Islanders and African Americans as well individuals with disabilities or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The two-year immersive experience will place students in cutting-edge research labs at UNC Chapel Hill and will provide a broad range of educational and career development opportunities. Applications will be accepted starting on January 18, 2022, and the link can be found here.