TRAINING

As of June 2019, ABiL has provided training for public health officials from over 30 U.S. states and territories.  This has resulted in more than 95 courses delivered to over 1,100 participants from the CDC, USDA, and state public health laboratories, among other institutions.  Each of ABiL’s courses has received overwhelmingly positive reviews with many participants wanting to take more ABiL courses to expand their skill sets.

For more information on ABiL courses, see below

ABiL Instructional Model: ABiL instructors deliver course bioinformatics content in small group settings via a hands-on, active-learning instructional model. ABiL team members work side-by-side with participants in a computer lab to provide personalized training on the use and application of cutting-edge bioinformatics tools. The specific training examples used by ABiL are grounded in real-world data sets and problems that are directly relevant to the students’ own work.

Modular Content Delivery: ABiL instructional material is granularly organized into a series of modules and sub-modules that can be readily rearranged to generate content that is most relevant to students’ needs. Course content for the modules and sub-modules, along with four semester long courses that are offered at CDC University, are described in detail in the links below.

 

Modules

Portable courses - can be delivered anywhere

Choice of 12 four-day courses

Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels

Hands-on exercises

 

Personalized instruction

Sub-modules

Portable courses - can be delivered anywhere

Choice of 12 two-day courses

Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels

Hands-on exercises

 

Personalized instruction

Semester Courses*

Choice of 4 courses

2 applied bioinformatics courses

2 programming for bioinformatics courses

Classroom instruction

*Currently offered to employees of DHHS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through CDC University

 

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