Nursing Faculty Selected for Summer Genetics Institute

Fron left: Jennifer Kawi, Bruce Leonard, Alona Angosta
Apr. 23, 2014

School of Nursing professors Alona Angosta, Jennifer Kawi, and Bruce Leonard have been selected to the Summer Genetics Institute (SGI), a tuition-free, one-month intensive research training program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.

The program, sponsored by the National Institute of Nursing Research, seeks to increase the research capability among graduate students and faculty, and to develop and expand clinical practice in genetics among clinicians. Administered by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) as one of its Specialty Bio-Trac programs, the SGI features lectures and hands-on laboratory training.

Participants receive eight hours of graduate-level college credit from FAES, and will increase their knowledge about molecular genetics for use in research, teaching, and clinical practice.