Integrative Molecular Epidemiology Workshop: Bridging Cancer Biology and Precision Medicine

​A Workshop Designed to Accelerate the Training of the Next Generation of Cancer Researchers

July 10-14, 2017
Westin Copley Place
Boston, Massachusetts

Workshop Director
Thomas A. Sellers
, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida

Workshop Codirectors
Peter Kraft, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
Lorelei A. Mucci, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts

Jiyoung Ahn, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York
Paul L. Auer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Kevin M. Brown, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
Ruth B. Etzioni, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington
Travis Gerke, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida
Maria Teresa Landi, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
Alvaro N. A. Monteiro, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida
Bogdan Pasaniuc, University of California, Los Angeles, California
Timothy R. Rebbeck, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
Paul A. Scheet, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Shelley S. Tworoger, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Andrew H. Beck, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Brian M. Wolpin, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

Junior Faculty
Jiyeon Choi, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland

This workshop is designed to accelerate the training of the next generation of cancer researchers who must be well-skilled in the integration of biology and epidemiology in studies of etiology and outcome. In addition to molecular epidemiologists, we invite applications from geneticists, statisticians, bioinformaticians, molecular biologists, and others. A requirement for the course is that participants must have successfully completed basic course work in epidemiology.  Workshop lectures incorporate extensive time for discussion and interaction with top faculty members.  Laboratories build on the information provided in the lectures with problem-solving sessions and hands-on applications. Both lectures and laboratories are designed for practical application and take into consideration issues such as feasibility, scalability, quality control, and practical limitations. The workshop incorporates a cross-disciplinary, team science approach that integrates discussions on working successfully within teams and consortia with experience  working in collaborative groups throughout the workshop.

Comments from previous attendees:

  • Interaction between attendees and faculty was fantastic! The whole workshop had a very positive, collaborative feel.
  • I found a collaborator! We are getting together in the near future to work out the details of our first project together.
  • It was very comprehensive, but at the same time, I feel like I learned specific information and skills that will be helpful to my research.
  • Thank you for selecting me... it was a great experience.

This workshop is supported by National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health under award number R25CA174664. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

For questions about the application process, contact Lyngine Calizo, PhD, Assistant Director, at 215-446-7265 or