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Held On: March 6 - 7, 2006
Location: Training Room (1st Floor) of the
Hilton Atlanta
255 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: +1 404 659 2000
Fax: +1 404 221 6368
Website: Hilton Atlanta

This meeting is held in conjunction with the conference held by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation.

Lodging Options: Hilton Atlanta
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Sheraton Atlanta


"Frontiers in Statistical Genetics", a Short Course funded by NIAMS, will be held in Atlanta GA during March 6 - 7, 2006, in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (SSCI).

This course is designed to help investigators studying the genetics of human complex traits to better understand and use statistical genetics methods, and thereby further their ability to meet their scientific objectives. It is aimed at established investigators, post-doctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students.

The course is two full days in length, and offers a vigorous interactive educational program designed to enhance researcher's ability to implement and, importantly, interpret the results of sophisticated statistical analysis in human genetic research.

Women, members of underrepresented minority groups and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Schedule of Events:

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Mar. 6,
8:00 am-8:30 am   Registration and Refreshments  
8:30 am-8:40 am Hemant Tiwari, Ph.D. Introductory Remarks and Announcements  
8:40 am-9:10 am Robert Kimberly, M.D. Biology and the Clinical Relevance: Scientific Issues
9:10 am-10:20 am Nancy Cox, Ph.D. Concepts in Statistical Genetics Analysis
10:20 am-10:30 am   Break  
10:30 am-11:40 am Eleanor Feingold, Ph.D. Methods of Linkage Analysis
11:40 am-11:50 am   Break  
11:50 am-1:30 pm   Lunch (on your own)  
1:30 pm-2:40 pm Kathryn Roeder, Ph.D. Case-Control Design and Genomic Control
2:40 pm-2:50 pm   Break  
2:50 pm-4:00 pm David B. Allison, Ph.D. Regional Admixture Mapping (RAM) and Structured Association Testing (SAT): A Unified Framework
4:00 pm-4:10 pm   Break  
4:10 pm-5:20 pm Varghese George, Ph.D. TDT Designs
5:20 pm-5:50 pm All Faculty Discussion  
Mar. 7,
7:45 am-8:00 am   Refreshments  
8:00 am-9:10 am Michael Epstein, Ph.D. Haplotype Analysis and Fine Mapping
9:10 am-9:20 am   Break  
9:20 am-10:30 am Guilherme Rosa, Ph.D. Microarray: Design & Preprocessing
10:30 am-10:40 am   Break  
10:40 am-11:50 am Rebecka Jörnsten, Ph.D. Microarray: Inference
11:50 am-12:00 pm   Break  
12:00 pm-1:30 pm   Lunch (on your own)  
1:30 pm-2:40 pm Grier Page, Ph.D. Microarray:Interpretation
2:40 pm-3:20 pm All Faculty Discussion  

External Faculty:

  • Nancy Cox Ph.D, University of Chicago
  • Michael Epstein Ph.D., Emory University
  • Eleanor Feingold , Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • Varghese George, Ph.D., Medical College of Georgia
  • Rebecka Jörnsten, Ph.D., Rutgers University
  • Kathryn Roeder , Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
  • Guilherme J. M. Rosa , Ph.D., Michigan State University

UAB Faculty:

  • David Allison, Ph.D.
  • Robert Kimberly, MD.
  • Grier P. Page , Ph.D.
  • Hemant K. Tiwari, Ph.D.

Contact Information:

Richard Sarver
Department of Biostatistics
Ryals Public Health Bldg 317
1665 University Blvd
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022
Phone: (205) 975-9169/9170

Funded by: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)


Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Section on Statistical Genetics, Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham


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