Education and Outreach

The educational and outreach mission of the Center for Quantitative Medicine is to educate and train graduate and predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, researchers, and scientists in quantitative methods and techniques for the analysis of data and to increase awareness and understanding of using rigorous quantitative methods within the biomedical sciences research community.

Research Experience for Undergraduates

National Science Foundation logoFunded by the National Science Foundation Award #1460967

Project Title
Modeling and Simulation in Systems Biology

Program Location
UConn Health, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06032

Program Background
Ten-week, in-residence, intensive summer research program, focused on modeling and simulation in systems biology, for U.S. citizen or permanent resident undergraduate students from around the United States and Puerto Rico. It will provide participants with a broad view of available career opportunities for mathematical scientists in academia, industry, and government. Participants will have the opportunity to expand their professional network of peers and mentors.

Program Dates
May 31 – August 4, 2017

Eligible participants will receive $5,000 stipend. Housing, meals and travel allowance.

More Information on the Program

Short Courses and Workshops

Course Title
Topics in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (MEDS6498)

Course Location
UConn Health Academic Building (outside the Rotunda), Farmington, CT

Course Dates
August 28 – December 11, 2017

Course Background
The focus of the course is on the study of cutting edge computational problems related to the study and treatment of diseases, and discussion of relevant technologies. The course provides a practical introduction to current bioinformatics and computational biology topics of interest in cancer biology, immunology, microbiome and statistical genetics research, along with genomics, systems biology, single cell technologies, and cloud-based computing. The course will prepare participants for further in-depth study of these topics.

Kathy Black

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Course Title
Big Genomic Data Skills Training for Graduate Professors

Course Location
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Farmington, CT

Course Dates
May 14 – May 19, 2017

Course Background
The 5 day training program will include morning seminars or lectures and extensive hands-on data analyses activities each afternoon. Evening activities will include seminars and collaborative curriculum development work.

The purpose of the course is to offer training to professors who teach graduate students. The goal of this program is to enable professors to launch comprehensive Big Data or Computational Biology training for graduate students at their institution. The course will cover a variety of genomic data analysis topics and allow faculty to jump start their knowledge of experimental design, data analysis, data integration and data visualization.

Charlie Wray, Ph.D., JAX Director of Courses and Conferences

The program is funded by the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative.

Summer Research Fellowship Program

The Department of Health Career Opportunity Programs at UConn Health sponsors the following Aetna Health Professions Partnership Initiative (HPPI) summer and academic year programs. This initiative was developed to promote diversity in the health professions and is a formal educational consortium offering a comprehensive program of educational enrichment and support activities for underrepresented, disadvantaged and first generation students applying to medical and dental schools, graduate programs in biomedical sciences, nursing, pharmacy, and allied health programs. More information about Summer Research Fellowship Program.