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DTM Seminar Series: “The West African Center of Excellence for Global Health Bioinformatics training program in Mali: A model for strengthening data science capacity building in Africa”

Online

Featuring Dr. Jeffrey G. Shaffer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (TU)

photo of Jeffrey G. Shaffer

https://tulane.zoom.us/j/93873115349 

Data science research in Africa provides considerable opportunity for improving health outcomes due to its high levels of genetic diversity. The West African Center of Excellence for Global Health Bioinformatics training program (an NIH/Fogarty training program) partners researchers at Tulane and the University of Bamako, Mali to provide intensive data science training to West Africans. Here we detail the program’s comprehensive approach and provide perspective to guide researchers in developing training programs underdeveloped countries.