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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 26-30, 2021
Virtual Workshop

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
Elizabeth A. Platz, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland


Paul L. Auer, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Kevin M. Brown, NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, Bethesda, Maryland
Jiyeon Choi, National Cancer Institute – Shady Grove Campus, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Carrie R. Daniel-MacDougall, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Judy E. Garber, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
Travis Gerke, The Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium (PCCTC), New York, New York
Alvaro N. Monteiro, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida
Bogdan Pasaniuc, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Paul A. Scheet, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Shelley S. Tworoger, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida
Eliezer M. Van Allen, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts


Rick A. Kittles, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California

This virtual 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.  The workshop will focus on study design, data interpretation, and the appropriate use of tools and techniques, with minimal focus on biostatistical methods. Workshop lectures incorporate extensive time for discussion and interaction with top faculty members.  Problem-solving sessions and hands-on exercises will build on the material discussed in lectures. All lectures and exercises 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 Lyngine Calizo, PhD, Assistant Director, Program Development, via email [email protected].