UAH's OLLI offers a new winter term course, HudsonAlpha: The Power of Genetics


The Huntsville-based HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology provides UAH professors and students with an opportunity for collaboration.

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The University of Alabama in Huntsville's (UAH) Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) will present a winter-term course entitled:, HudsonAlpha: The Power of Genetics, Mondays, Jan. 25 through Feb. 15.

The course is offered on the UAH campus from 8:45 a.m., to 10:15 a.m. in the Wilson Hall Auditorium (room 001). The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is offered through the UAH College of Professional Studies, and is celebrating 23 years of service through learning, leadership and community service. Register for one or more classes online here, or call 256.824.6010 to register by phone, or stop by Wilson Hall (room 103) to register in person.

Attendees will learn about advancements being made in the use of genetics to positively impact some of the most pressing challenges known to man. Scientists, doctors, and specialists from the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology will discuss four areas that will directly impact jobs, medicine, bioethics, and food production in the future.

Topics covered include:

  • Monday, Jan. 25 | Presenter: Jennifer Carden - K-12 Coordinator at HudsonAlpha and a member of the Educational Outreach Team : Topic - "Inspiring Tomorrow's Biotech Workforce"
  • Monday, Feb. 1 | Presenter: Dr. David Bick - Faculty Investigator in HudsonAlpha's Genomic Medicine Program: Topic - "Clinical Genetics and Genomics"
  • Monday, Feb. 8 | Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Strong - Faculty Investigator and Program Director for HudsonAlpha's Genomics and Ethics: Topic - "Where Do Bioethical Questions Fit into the Exciting World of Genomics?"
  • Monday, Feb. 15 | Presenter: Jeremy Schmutz - Director Informatics and Production Sequencing Groups at the HudsonAlpha Genome Center: Topic - "Plant Genomics: Towards a Better World."

OLLI at UAH offers a unique opportunity for adults 50 and over to select from a wide variety of noncredit classes, discussions, social events, and travel specifically designed to fit their lifestyle and interests. Other OLLI membership benefits include a UAH Fitness Center discount, access to the UAH Louis Salmon Library and OLLI DVD lending library, free on-campus WIFI, subscription to the weekly E-news and the OLLI Insider newsletter, free weekly bonus classes, and invitations to various on-campus cultural and athletic events.


Maxine L. Doherty
CPS Outreach Program Manager