Integrative Molecular Epidemiology: Bridging Cancer Biology and Precision Medicine

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

July 15-19, 2019
Westin Copley Place
Boston, Massachusetts

Applications are no longer being accepted for this workshop. The extended application deadline was Sunday, April 28, 2019.

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

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

Workshop Faculty
Paul L. Auer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Kevin M. Brown, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
Clary B. Clish, Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Techonology and Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 
Judy Garber, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
Travis Gerke, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida
Alvaro N. A. Monteiro, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida
Bogdan Pasaniuc, University of California, Los Angeles, California
Paul A. Scheet, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Shelley S. Tworoger, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida
Eliezer M. Van Allen, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massacusetts

Workshop 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 focus will be on study designs, data interpretation, and the appropriate use of tools and techniques, with minimal focus on biostatistical methods and the analysis of data. 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.
  • This course exceeded my expectations. It had a great balance between theory and practice. 
  • 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.
  • This workshop was excellent! I really like that it was designed for us to interact and network with almost everyone at the conference, including faculty. 
  • My experience attending this course was invaluable. I have already recommended the workshop to other fellows in my program.

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 Shakira Nelson, PhD, Senior Scientific Program Administrator, at 215-446-7191, or via email (