PRIDE-CGE Summer Institute in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology
Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals in Health-Related Research
PRIDE-GE Summer Institute in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology
Cohort 4 Summer 2015
July 12-July 31, 2015
Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine, now offers an all-expense paid summer institute in genetic epidemiology, initiated and funded by the NHLBI, for the purpose of increasing diversity in the biomedical research workforce. Junior faculty from Under Represented Minority population groups and faculty with disabilities qualify for this opportunity.
The Summer Institute is designed to prepare the participants to work at the interface of genetic epidemiology, bioinformatics, cardiovascular disease, and other heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders.
The program includes:
· Two 3-week summer sessions, beginning July 12, 2015
· Didactic lectures in Genetic Epidemiology and Bioinformatics
· Brief mid-year meeting for all participants with their mentors
· Group meeting with all PRIDE sites and NHLBI for training and networking
· Workshops and lectures on Cardiovascular Epidemiology and other Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Disorders
· Workshops in grants-writing
· Excellent opportunity to develop research skills necessary for genetic dissection of cardiovascular disease and risk factors
· Opportunity to develop a network of collaborators and resources to conduct research in the genetic epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and risk factors
· Fundamentals of Genetic Epidemiology: Heritability, Segregation, Linkage, Association Analysis
· Bioinformatics: Gene Expression, Data Mining and Pattern Recognition
· Survey lectures on special topics
· Group brainstorming sessions during most lunch hours with mentors and mentees for discussing and developing ideas for new grant applications
· Multiple mentor-mentee meetings throughout
Junior faculty from an underrepresented minority (URM) population group or those with a disability would qualify if:
· They have an interest in genetic epidemiology research with a focus on Cardiovascular or other Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders and
· They have an interest in developing an independent research career
Faculty include world renowned Genetic Epidemiologists such as:
D.C. Rao, Ph.D., Program Director, who is one of the early pioneers of the field with substantive research interests in cardiovascular genetic epidemiology, is the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Genetic Epidemiology, and an early president of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society.
Victor Davila-Roman, M.D., Program Co-Director, is a renowned Cardiologist and an outstanding cardiovascular geneticist with established research programs in the fields of cardiac imaging and hypertension.
Treva Rice, Ph.D. and Yun Ju Sung, Ph.D., are the Course Masters of Fundamentals of Genetic Epidemiology, Dr. Rice is an outstanding genetic epidemiologist with research preeminence in the effects of gene-environment interactions involving nutrition and physical activity on cardiovascular disease and risk factors. Dr. Sung’s research interests are statistical genetics, computational methods for gene-mapping, Monte Carlo, maximum likelihood, missing data, and asymptotics.
Jinquin (Rosy) Luo, PhD, and C. Charles CGu, , PhD are the Course Masters of Bioinformatics. Dr. Luo has research interests of statistical methodology development and application involving classification methods, diagnostic test, variable selection, survival analysis and covariance estimation. Dr. Gu's research activities encompass a wide spectrum across designing, conducting and analyzing genetic studies of complex diseases.
A host of other internationally renowned and outstanding faculty leaders from Washington University and other leading programs also participate in this program such as: Donna Arnett (University of Alabama), Eric Boerwinkle (University of Texas Health Science Center), Ingrid Borecki, Mario Castro, Shweta Choudhry (University of California, San Francisco), F. Sessions Cole, Sharon Cresci, Lisa de las Fuentes, Feng Gao, James Gavin III (Emory University), C. Charles Gu, Aldi Kraja, Ronald Krone, Douglas Mann, Richard McGee, JR (Northwestern University), J. Philip Miller, Aubrey Morrison, Michael Province, Susan Racette, John Rice, Kenneth Schechtman, Nathan Stitziel, Yun Ju Sung, Ting Wang, and Chengjie Xiong.
Application Materials: www.biostat.wustl.edu/pridecc
1. Complete Pre-Application Form
2. Upon request, complete Main Application which consists of:
· Application Form
· Curriculum Vita
· Summary of academic work or research experience in Biostatistics, SAS, and Biological Sciences, Epidemiology, and Genetics
· Statement of research interest in CVD genetic epidemiology
· Recommendation Form and Letters of support from Department Chair and Mentor or Colleague
Apply Early. Rolling Admissions until all slots are filled, with a target deadline of March 1, 2015.
Linda Schreier, PRIDE Program Administrator
Division of Biostatistics
Washington University School of Medicine
Campus Box 8067, 660 S. Euclid
St Louis, MO 63110