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Columbia: Series of Training Workshops, Early-bird Deadline April 30

The Mailman School of Public Health is holding a series of workshops on the following: a crash course for new lab leaders, the fundamentals of data visualization and analysis, and a training on conducting Mendelian Randomization studies.  All three courses have an early bird deadline of April 30th.

Columbia PI Crash Course– June 11-12, 2018

The Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University will hold a PI Crash Course: Skills for Future and New Lab Leaders, a new two-day intensive workshop on June 11th and 12th to train new investigators how to hit the ground running with starting a dry or wet lab. Seminars, discussions, and hands-on sessions will provide fundamental leadership and management skills, tools, and resources not developed during postdoctoral training, but needed for success at this critical career stage. Postdocs, research scientists, new PIs, and current PIs are welcome to attend.

The two-day Crash Course will integrate lectures with hands-on sessions to put eight key “survival skills” into practice: Negotiating, Staffing, Leading, Mentoring, Managing People, Managing time, Managing projects, and Networking. Emphasis will be given to leadership styles, leadership vision, self-awareness, successful delegation, responsibility, problem solving, adaptability, communication techniques, goal setting, and strategizing.

The Crash Course will be led by experienced and successful laboratory leaders from established New York City institutions, including Andrea Baccarelli, Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou, Diane Re, Brandon Pearson, Matthew Perzanowski from Columbia University, Robert Wright from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Tuuli Lappalainen from the New York Genome Center. A special panel discussion will also involve Dubois Bowman, Ana Navas-Acien, Julie Herbstman, and Chaolin Zhang.

Register here to take advantage of the early-bird registration rates available through April 30th.

Columbia GIS Workshop– June 14-15, 2018

This summer the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University will hold a GIS Workshop: Visualizing and Analyzing Health Data, a new two-day intensive workshop on June 14th and 15th to participants to the fundamental concepts and hands-on techniques of data visualization and analysis using open source GIS programs. Investigators at all career stages are welcome to attend.

Led by Dr. Jeremy Porter, one the highest-rated teachers at the Mailman School of Public Health and author of several geospatial analysis publications and books, this workshop will integrate lectures and hands-on lab sessions into four components using the open-source QGIS program: data visualization, geo-processing, cluster analysis, and relationship identification.

Participants must have an introductory background in statistics, prior experience using R, and bring a personal laptop for lab methods sessions.

Register here to take advantage of the early-bird registration rates available through April 30th.

Columbia Mendelian Randomization Boot Camp– June 25-26, 2018

The Mailman School will hold a Mendelian Randomization Boot Camp: A Practical Guide to Study Design and Implementation, a new two-day intensive workshop on June 25th and 26th  to train participants on the concepts, techniques, packages, data sources, and data analysis methods needed to conduct Mendelian Randomization studies. Investigators at all career stages are welcome to attend.

Led by Dr. Mary Schooling, a scientist with several award winning papers on Mendelian randomization combined with extensive expertise in epidemiology, the workshop will integrate seminar lectures with hands-on computer sessions using real data to put concepts into practice. Participants will learn and practice all the steps required for a successful Mendelian randomization analysis using publicly available data, including identifying suitable data sources, data extraction, data alignment, assumption checking and sensitivity analysis.

Participants must have prior experience using R and bring a personal laptop for lab sessions.

Register here to take advantage of the early-bird registration rates available through April 30th.