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Short Courses

Our Short Courses provide researchers working in a variety of disciplines with a focused opportunity to learn about the variety of research methodologies that can be used to investigate ELSI issues. These courses are open to trainees and researchers in the Columbia University community, and to other researchers upon request.

UPCOMING SHORT COURSES

April 24, 2015
Introduction to ELSI Research on Genetics and Genomics

The acronym “ELSI” (Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications) refers to a broad array of bioethical, psychosocial, and policy issues arising from developments in human genetics and genomics. Research on ELSI is increasingly important with the rapid introduction of precision medicine, and is inherently transdisciplinary, involving teams with expertise in diverse areas (e.g., molecular genetics, clinical genetics, medicine, psychology, sociology, law, bioethics, philosophy, epidemiology). Five percent of the extramural budget of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is set aside for ELSI research, making this a very fundable area. This short course will introduce ELSI research questions and methods and show how ELSI research can be incorporated into ongoing genomics research.

Course Directors

Ruth Ottman, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology (in Neurology and the Sergievsky Center)
Deputy Director, Center for Research on Ethical, Legal & Social
Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics,
Columbia University

Paul S. Appelbaum, MD
Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, & Law
Director, Division of Law, Ethics, and Psychiatry
Director, Center for Research on Ethical, Legal & Social
Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics, Columbia University

Friday, April 24, 2015  •  9am – 1pm
Irving Institute Educational Center Classroom (PH10-405A)
Columbia University Medical Center
622 West 168th Street, Floor 10, Room 405, NYC 10032

This workshop is free but advance registration is required.  Please register by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015ELSI.

For more information, contact David Zhai: dz2214@cumc.columbia.edu or 212-304-5550.

This course is co-sponsored by the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Columbia University Medical center and the Center for Research on Ethical, Legal & Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic and Behavioral Genetics