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Research Training Needs in Statistical Genetics / Genetic Epidemiology

Workshop Agenda

Conveners: Jeremy M. Berg, Ph.D., National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., National Human Genome Research Institute
Terrace Level Conference Room
5635 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD

Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 10 A.M to 4 P.M.


Workshop Summary Workshop Agenda Workshop Participants
10:00 A.M. Introductions
10:15 A.M.

Session I:  The Challenge
Jeremy Berg, Ph.D., and Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.

Background: NIH Director's Leadership Conference
Jeremy Berg, Ph.D.

Research Landscape for High-throughput Data Analyses-Now and the Future
Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.

Workload of Statistical Geneticists/Genetic Epidemiologists
Alexander Wilson, Ph.D.

NIH's Investment in Statistical Genetics/Genetic Epidemiology
Bettie Graham, Ph.D., and Shawn Drew, Ph.D.

Noon Lunch
1:00 P.M

Session II:  Discussions - All Participants
Anne Spence, Ph.D., F.A.C.M.G., and Mark Daly, Ph.D.

  • Are students academically prepared?
    Can curricula be modified?


  • What attracts / retains students in training programs?

  • How to determine the appropriate number of trainees?

  • What attracts / retains graduates to employment in academia?

  • What is the best vehicle for training?

  • What are short- and long-term solutions?

  • Can / should the for-profit sector / foundations play a role? If so, how?

  • What should be NIH's role in training foreign students?
3:00 P.M. Next Steps
Jeremy Berg, Ph.D., and Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
4:00 P.M. Adjourn

Last updated: March 13, 2012