UNC Educational Pathways to Increase Diversity in GEnomics (EDGE Genomics) is an innovative 2-year summer program that provides training in research skills, career education, and mentoring to undergraduate students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in careers in genomics. EDGE Genomics is aimed at freshman and sophomore undergraduate students.
The inaugural PPMH Career Explorations in Genomic Medicine Research program occurred in the summer of 2020, with the goal of allowing undergraduate students to expand their knowledge of potential careers related to genomic medicine research. This summer program lasted approximately seven weeks; each week presented students with opportunities to engage with researchers and clinicians who work in various aspects of genomics medicine research. The professionals were drawn from the domains of clinical care, basic science research, informatics, and ELSI, and the conversations were recorded as podcasts. These podcasts are available for public viewing.