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Call for Applications: Genomics for Social Scientists Workshop

Posted: 1/16/2018 (Conference)

Researchers from the University of Michigan invite you to apply to the Genomics for Social Scientists workshop, held at the University of Michigan from June 18-22, 2018.

The purpose of this NIA-sponsored workshop is to familiarize researchers with genetic data and provide hands-on training on incorporating genetic information into social science analyses. Using both lecture and lab formats, participants will use tutorial versions of the Health and Retirement Study core survey data and genetic data files. The week-long workshop will offer a multitude of opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration among attendees and feedback from University of Michigan investigators and course instructors. This year’s guest speakers include:

  • Pam Herd, Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology University of Wisconsin – Madison and Principal Investigator, Wisconsin Longitudinal Study
  • Ben Domingue, Assistant Professor, Stanford

This course is designed to primarily benefit researchers who already have experience conducting statistical examinations of behavioral traits, but who may have little or no genetic or biological training. Investigators interested in a better understanding of genomic analysis as it applies to social and behavioral science research are encouraged to apply.

Applications are due February 9, 2018

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Deadline: 02/09/2018

Location: University of Michigan