For more information on Program Curriculum and Faculty Mentors, please visit the ELSI Training Program website.
Dramatic advances in genetics and genomics promise to enhance medicine and public health, but they also pose important ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI). The University of Michigan (U-M) Training Program in ELSI Research seeks to prepare the next generation of ELSI scholars for success as innovative, impactful investigators.
The U-M ELSI Research Training Program offers an integrated program of advanced coursework, research mentoring, and professional development, led by an interdisciplinary team of U-M faculty mentors with expertise and resources in medicine, public health, public policy, and social and behavioral disciplines. Trainees will be able to participate in the rich research and practice environment at U-M as exemplified by its highly regarded programs in public health genetics, genomic medicine, health law, science and technology studies, and its Center for Bioethics & Social Sciences in Medicine.
Trainees include both pre and post doctoral fellows. Upon entry into the program each fellow will be matched with a primary and secondary research mentor with mutual interests and relevant research expertise. Such mentoring will be combined with an integrated program of advanced coursework and professional development activities. Each trainee will participate in an individualized, 2-year course of training that will provide knowledge and skills in the following areas:
Current state of genomic science and medicine
Quantitative and qualitative research methods
Manuscript and grant preparation
Core principles and frameworks in bioethics
Implementation of interdisciplinary ELSI research projects
Pre and post doctoral positions are funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (Grant #T32 HG-010030), University of Michigan School of Public Health, Rackham Graduate School, and the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine.