A Workshop Designed to Accelerate the Training of the Next Generation of Cancer Researchers
Integrative Molecular Epidemiology
August 11-15, 2014
Application deadline: Monday, April 14
Thomas A. Sellers, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL
Ellen L. Goode, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
Peter Kraft, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
The Integrative Molecular Epidemiology Workshop is a five-day workshop 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. The workshop is primarily targeted toward molecular epidemiologists, but the materials are designed to also be appropriate for geneticists, statisticians, bioinformaticians, molecular biologists, physician scientists, and others who have completed basic course work in epidemiology. The highly qualified faculty assembled to teach this workshop have expertise that spans these disciplines. All lectures and laboratories will be cognizant of issues like feasibility, scalability, quality control, and practical limitations. Formal didactic lectures will take place with extensive time for discussion. “Laboratories” will build upon the information provided in the lectures with problem-solving sessions and “hands-on” applications of statistical and bioinformatics methods. Participants will work collaboratively in small groups throughout the duration of the workshop.
Andrew H. Beck, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Matthew L. Freedman, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Alvaro Monteiro, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL
Lorelei A. Mucci, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Paul A. Scheet, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Margaret R. Spitz, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
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.