The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded funding to the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine for training medical professionals in genomic medicine.
The two T32 grants that were awarded are provided by the NIH's National Human Genome Research Institute, a Penn Medicine release said.
One of the grants will go toward a post-doctoral program that will teach specializations in translational medicine and information science. Jason Moore, Penn Medicine's Edward Rose Professor of Informatics who also runs the Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics, and Abramson Cancer Center Deputy Director Katherine Nathanson will guide the program.
Those in the program will study for two years. The program will be open for medical and doctoral graduates doing fellowships at Penn Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
The second grant will go toward Penn Medicine postdoctoral training in the ethical, legal and social implications of genetics and genomics, the release said. Penn Medicine's Emanuel & Robert Hart Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy and Division of Medical Ethics Chief Steven Joffe will run this developmental work.